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Colaiste Chiarain Croom

Colaiste Chiarain Croom

Sport, Recreation and Exercise


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed to cater for a broad spectrum of sport and leisure related activities. Graduates may seek a career in leisure, personal training, coaching, community and local authority based work and a range of careers in tourism and related fields.

Practical aspects of the course take place in the University of Limerick Arena. Facilities include 50m pool, aerobics studio, large well-equipped gymnasium and four full-size sports halls.

 

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 and Recreation Studies
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Exercise and Fitness
Nutrition
Occupational First Aid
Work Experience
Pool Lifeguard (become an Irish Water Safety fully qualified Lifeguard)
Leisure Facility Operations
Communications
Soccer Coaching
Safety & Health at Work

 

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Sport and Recreation & Excercise Central College Limerick 
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Sport Development & Sports Coaching Colaiste Chiarain Croom 
Leisure Facility Supervisory Management Limerick College of Further Education 
Sports, Recreation & Exercise - Advanced Limerick College of Further Education 

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.
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Physical Education  
Personal Trainer   Massage Therapist  
Physical Therapist   Physiotherapist  
Spinologist   Sports Scientist   
Psychologist - 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
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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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5M5146