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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed to give the student the training required to service the sport & leisure industry, with particular emphasis on leisure management, nutrition and health fitness.

On Successful completion of Level 5 course, students are eligible to apply for The Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (Level 6 CEHF).

 

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.

Communications - (5N0690)
Exercise and Fitness - (5N2668 )
Leisure Facility Administration - (5N4666)
Nutrition - (5N2006)
Occupational First Aid - (5N1207)
Sports and Recreation Studies - (5N2667 )
Teamworking - (5N1367)
Work Experience - (5N1356 )

Work Experience
Work experience takes place throughout the academic year in a variety of centres and enterprises offering sport and recreation activities.

 

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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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.
Archaeologist   Arborist  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Groundsperson  
Farmer - Dairy   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Inspector   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Hazardous Waste Specialist   Agricultural Mechanic  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Physical Education  
Personal Trainer   Massage Therapist  
Physical Therapist   Physiotherapist  
Spinologist   Sports Development Officer  
Psychologist - Sports   Sports Scientist   
Entertainment / Sports Manager   Engineer - Sports  
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Physiotherapist - Sports   
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
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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5M5146