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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Course Code:
TA316
Title:
Sports Science and Health
College:
IT Tallaght
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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Sports Development Officer
Anaesthetist
Clinical / Medical Technologist
Coroner
Dentist - General
Genetic Engineer
Haematologist
Laboratory Manager
Laboratory Technician
Oncologist
Orthodontist
Osteopath
Pathologist
Perfusionist
Radiologist - Clinical / Oncology
Radiologist - Diagnostic
Sports Physiotherapist
Surgeon
Environmental Health Officer
Cardiovascular Technician
Embalmer
Entertainment / Sports Manager
Health and Safety Inspector
Radiographer - Diagnostic
Radiographer - Therapeutic
Sports Professional
Acupuncturist
Chiropractor
Health Educator/Promotion Officer
Midwife
Nurse - Children's
Nurse - General
Nurse - Intellectual Disability
Nurse - Public Health
Nurse Prescriber
Occupational Therapist
Physiotherapist
Prosthetist/Orthotist
Psychiatric Nurse
Social Worker
Speech & Language Therapist
Spinologist
Sports Scientist
Sports Therapist
Teacher - Physical Education
Theatre Nurse
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
   


 
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Course will involve the study of injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management, and also understanding how illnesses and disease impacts health and physical performance.

Students will obtain a full and thorough understanding of the identification, treatment and prevention of injuries that happen during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

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It is possible to enter a career in the sport and leisure industry in the public or private sector directly from this degree course. Potential Employment/Business Opportunities include;
- Fitness Centre/Leisure Centre Manager
- Lifestyle Consultant
- Sports Administrator
- Sports Coach/Instructor
- Sports Development Officer
- Sports Therapist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Physical / Occupational Physiologist
- Medical / Scientific Researcher 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

395

Change from 2012: 

5

History: 2012 - 390
2011 - 375
2010 - 355
2009 - 350
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Essential Module Requirements:

C20174 or C20175 or C20139 or 5N1833 or B20029 or 5N2066 or 6N3395 or LCE Maths


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