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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Gym and Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer


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

 
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Description...
These qualifications offer learners the opportunity to gain employment in the ever-expanding fitness/leisure industry. Theses are additional qualifications learners may gain whilst also completing FETAC Level 5 Sports, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146. This award allows students to progress to Sports Science and Exercise programmes in Institutes of Technology.

 

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 5N2667
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648
Exercise & Fitness 5N2668
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Additional Certification
Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) and/or
Certificate in Personal Training ITEC Level 3 ( Gym-based Exercise)

 

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.
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