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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 

Fitness & Health


Course Code:  5M5146
Award Code(s):  5M5146
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
An intensive full-time course which prepares students for a career in the fitness industry.

It is an ideal foundation for students wishing to enter the industry directly or for students wishing to study Fitness and Health Courses at higher level. The Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (NCEF), accredited by the University of Limerick, is a core qualification of this course.

 

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.

Introduction to Human Movement Studies (Kinesiology)
- Lifestyle, Fitness & Wellness
- Health Related Physical Fitness (HRPF) Assessment and Programme Design
- Exercise & Health Fitness Management & Work
Placement
- Occupational First Aid for Exercise & Physical Activity
- Applied Exercise & Health Fitness 1: (Exercise to Music)
- Applied Exercise & Health Fitness 2: (Resistance Training)
- Applied Exercise & Health Fitness 3: (Circuit Training & Body Conditioning)
- Applied Exercise & Health Fitness 4: (Step Training & Flexibility)

 

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Progression Routes

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