Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Keith Hayes

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Monaghan Institute


 

Sport Science & Physiology


Course Code:  5M3807 LTS5
Award Code(s):  5M3807
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course aims to provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge to assess how the body responds to sport and physical activity. Gain an insight into how the human body operates at rest and during exercise and assist people with physical activity and health changes.

As part of their training, learners will complete studies on the major systems of the body, gain expertise in testing and analysing athletes, develop a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise, complete laboratory based studies and apply concepts in practical sessions in a gym setting.

 

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.

Exercise and Fitness
Physics
Health Promotion
Laboratory Skills
Biology
Anatomy and Physiology
Chemistry
Communications
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Mathematics
Nutrition

 

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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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