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Karl Curran

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  Karl Curran
I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education

Sports, Recreation & Injury Therapy


Course Code:  6M5147
Award Code(s):  6M5147
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Injury Therapies at Mallow College of Further Education is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness or sports injuries industry. On completion of this programme learners will have acquired the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of not only sports massage and injury treatment but also of gym and fitness instruction.

Graduates of this programme will have a unique combination of qualifications in sports injuries, gym instruction as well as health and recreation making them very attractive to the workforce. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

 

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 Massage Therapy ITEC
Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise) ITEC
Sports Industry Practice ITEC
Sports Nutrition ITEC
Sports Psychology ITEC
Health Promotion ITEC
On-site Massage ITEC
Communications
Work Experience
Exercise & Fitness
Work Experience:

Clinical and field work is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

 

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.
Groundsperson   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Personal Trainer   Orthodontist  
Surgeon - Oral   Oncologist  
Genetic Technologist   Dentist - Periodontist  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Forensic Pathologist  
Gastroenterologist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Perfusionist   Neuroscientist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Epidemiologist  
Coroner   Osteopath  
Surgeon    Laboratory Technician  
Anaesthetist   Laboratory Manager  
Radiologist - Radiation Therapist   Dentist - General  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Medical Laboratory Assistant  
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist   Neurophysiology Technician  
Dental Technician   Medical Laboratory Technician  
Health and Safety Inspector   Radiographer - Therapeutic  
Anatomical Pathology Technician   Respiratory Technician  
Acupuncturist   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant   Dental Hygienist  
Sports Development Officer   Entertainment / Sports Manager  
Engineer - Sports   Fitness /Aerobics Instructor  
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

(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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