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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


 

Sport Coaching & Exercise Studies


Course Code(s):  5M5146 LTS2
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The course is practically orientated and introduces a broad range of sport and fitness modules to develop fundamental coaching skills and abilities in a variety of different sports and disciplines.

Sport Coaching provides learners with a range of skills, resources and governing body qualifications to prepare them for a career in coaching, fitness and sports related fields. Learners will plan, prepare and implement various coaching sessions throughout a busy year.

 

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.

Sport & Recreation Studies
Soccer Coaching
Exercise & Fitness
Gaelic Football Coaching
Nutrition
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Word Processing
Communications
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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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