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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Sports Injury Treatment


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

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

Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention
Sports Massage (ITEC level 3 Certificate)
Kinesiology
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Sports Nutrition
Sports and Recreation Studies
Exercise and Fitness
Athletics
Word Processing
Occupational First Aid
Communications
Work Preparation and Experience

 

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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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Epidemiologist   Forensic Pathologist  
Genetic Technologist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Naturopath  
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist   Surgeon - Oral  
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Laboratory Manager   Ophthalmologist  
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Medical Laboratory Assistant   Medical Laboratory Technician  
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Physiotherapist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Speech & Language Therapist   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
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Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Nurse - Public Health  
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Spinologist   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Nurse - General  
Sports Development Officer   Psychologist - Sports  
Sports Scientist    Entertainment / Sports Manager  
Engineer - Sports   Physiotherapist - Sports   
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Sports Therapist  
Ship Mate   Diver  

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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Progression Routes

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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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