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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Brian Macken from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.
I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.
But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould). However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.
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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).
Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.
Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
Sport and exercise scientists study, research, and advise on the scientific factors influencing sport and exercise. From this detailed knowledge they can give specialist advice on improving individual or team performance.
In Year 1 you study basics in chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology. In addition, there are a range of practical classes in sport and physical activity.
In second year you will learn you go on to take such as exercise physiology and biomechanics. The topics included in this year illustrate the wide range of material covered in this exciting course, these range from Nutrition and Genetics to Psychology and Sociology.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
Careers involved with a therapeutic, technical, physiological or psychological nature, covering areas like exercise rehabilitation, psychological preparation for competition, movement analysis, dietary considerations and strength training.
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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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|Health and Safety Inspector|
|Radiographer - Diagnostic|
|Radiographer - Therapeutic|
|Health Educator/Promotion Officer|
|Nurse - Children's|
|Nurse - General|
|Nurse - Intellectual Disability|
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