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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


 

Sports Therapy / Physiotherapy Studies


Course Code:  5M4468 6M5147 C1061ST
Award Code(s):  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at students interested in the area of sports injuries and their treatment. Students will study a range of subjects, with a particular emphasis being placed on anatomy and sports massage.

Throughout the course, students will be required to work alongside a variety of sporting organisations and charities as part of their course work. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Leonardo Di Vinci project completing work experience in Germany in Year 2.

 

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.

Year 1:
ITEC Certificates
ITEC Level 3/4 Sports Massage
ITEC Fitness Instruction
FETAC/QQI Level 5
Body Massage and Figure Analysis
Nutrition
Sports Therapy Massage
Word Processing
Teamworking
Sports First Aid
Exercise and Fitness
Professional Ethics
Work Experience
Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
Anatomy & Physiology

Year 2:
ITEC Certificates
ITEC Level 4/5 Sports Therapy Massage (on successful completion of Year 1 Level 3 Sports Massage)
ITEC Sports Equipment
ITEC Taping and Strapping
FETAC/QQI Level 6
Sports and Injury Prevention
Physiotherapy Assistant Theory and Practice
Sports Nutrition
On-site Massage
Sports Industry Practice
Team Leadership
Work Experience
Event Management
Exercise and Fitness
Patient Handling and Moving

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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