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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Sport & Gym Instruction Studies


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

 
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Description...
This course will provide an initial look into the world of Fitness Instruction, Sports Management and Sports Education. Learners will be prepared for work in Sports Complexes, Leisure Centres, Health Clubs and Fitness Training through an integrated syllabus involving the theoretical knowledge of physical fitness and exercise, practical participation, administration and management techniques and various coaching skills. Learners will also be placed in a working environment as well as going on trips to different facilities within the Leisure Industry.

 

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.

QQI Modules
Sport and Recreation Studies
Exercise and Fitness
Nutrition
Leisure Facilities Administration
Communications
Work Experience
Safety and Health at Work
Kinesiology
Leisure Facility Operations;

ITEC Modules
Unit 400 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
Unit 401 Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
Unit 402 Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
Unit 403 Know how to Support Clients who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
Unit 404 Planning gym-based exercise
Unit 405 Instructing gym-based exercise
Unit 406 Planning Group Exercise to Music
Unit 407 Instructing Group Exercise to Music
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