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Sports Injury Treatment

Course Code(s):  5M5146
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is one year course designed to prepare students for a career in the treatment of Sports Injuries, Athletic Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy. The majority of students successfully completing this course progress onto Third Level Degree Programmes in Institutes of Technology nationwide. This course acts as an excellent foundation for these students.

What will you Study?

Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention 5N5665
Sports Massage (ITEC level 3 Certificate)
Kinesiology 5N4545
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Sports Nutrition
Sports and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Athletics
Word Processing 5N1358
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DSRXX 5M5146

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of 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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Coroner   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
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Perfusionist   Reflexologist  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Immunologist  
Naturopath   Surgeon - Oral  
Dentist - Periodontist   Ophthalmologist  
Genetic Technologist   Embryologist  
Oncologist   Orthoptist  
Orthodontist   Optometrist  
Neurologist   Psychiatrist  
Doctor / GP   Forensic Pathologist  
Microbiologist   Laboratory Manager  
Homeopath   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Gastroenterologist   Dentist - General  
Laboratory Technician   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Epidemiologist  
Surgeon    Cytogenetic Technologist  
Radiologist - Radiation Therapist   Pharmacist  
Osteopath   Neuroscientist  
Paediatrician   Dietician  
Anatomical Pathology Technician   Radiographer - Diagnostic  
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Dental Technician   Neurophysiology Technician  
Medical Laboratory Technician   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Respiratory Technician   Nurse Tutor  
Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner   Lactation Consultant  
Physical Therapist   Nurse - Children's  
Acupuncturist   Nurse Prescriber  
Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care   Physiotherapist  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Midwife  
Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant   Dental Hygienist  
Chiropractor   Speech & Language Therapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Nurse - Public Health   Spinologist  
Aromatherapist   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Psychologist - Sports   Sports Scientist   
Nutritionist   Engineer - Sports  
Physiotherapist - Sports    Sports Therapist  
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Medical & Healthcare
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

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source: QQI