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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education

Complementary Health


Course Code:  6M5147
Award Code(s): 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Injury Therapies at Mallow College of Further Education is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness or sports injuries industry. On completion of this programme learners will have acquired the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of not only sports massage and injury treatment but also of gym and fitness instruction.

Graduates of this programme will have a unique combination of qualifications in sports injuries, gym instruction as well as health and recreation making them very attractive to the workforce. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Sports Massage Therapy ITEC
Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise) ITEC
Sports Industry Practice ITEC
Sports Nutrition ITEC
Sports Psychology ITEC
Health Promotion ITEC
On-site Massage ITEC
Communications
Work Experience
Exercise & Fitness
Work Experience:

Clinical and field work is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

 

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