Fitness and Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy (Year 1)

This two year course will prepare students for work in the Sports & Leisure Areas. It consists of theoretical and practical training which will enable the students to work in Health Spas & Massage Therapy Clinics. The course leads to internationally recognised qualifications and students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

QQI - Sport & Recreation Award, Level 5 5M5146   

  • ITEC - Holistic Massage Diploma
  • ITEC - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)
  • QQI Occupational First Aid - Workshop 

Progression

On completion of Sports Therapy Year 1, students may progress to Sports Therapy - Year 2 or Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition - Year 2.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. A proven ability in a Science subject will be an advantage. Home Economics (Social & Scientific) will be accepted as a Science subject. All appplicants should have a keen interest in sport & fitness. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Holistic Massage     
  • Exercise & Fitness/Gym Instruction     
  • Leisure Facilities Operations     
  • Swimming & Water Safety (Level 1)     
  • Shallow Water Pool Lifeguarding Skills     
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology     
  • Sports & Recreation Studies     
  • Sports & Exercise Injury Prevention     
  • Safety & Health at Work     
  • Diet & Nutrition     
  • Sports & Recreation Studies     
  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness     
  • Communications
Sports Therapy (Year 2)

The Sports Therapist provides a valuable complementary service undertaking a primary assessment of a sports injury, handling the injured person safely and determining the need for referral. At a later stage, the therapist will use corrective apparatus, graduated exercises and skilled massage techniques to bring the sportsperson back to full fitness.

Awarding Body

ITEC: 

  • Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Diploma in Pilates
  • Diploma in Sports Therapy Equipment 
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy 
  • Certificate in Personal Training
  • Award in Taping & Strapping 


QQI Modules:

  • Modules Level 5 & 6

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for work in:

  • Sports Clinics
  • Sports Clubs
  • Leisure Centres
  • Gyms
  • Alternative Therapy Clinics
  • Health Centres
  • Health Farms

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Sports Therapy Year 1 & Holistic Massage Diploma (ITEC). All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Therapy Equipment
  • Pilates
  • Aromatherapy
  • Taping & Strapping
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory 
  • On-site Massage
  • Personal Training

Fitness Instruction & Health Studies (Year 1)

This one year course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the Fitness & Health Industry. The course leads to internationally recognised qualifications and students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Sports & Recreation Award Level 5 5M5146
  • ITEC - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Water-based Exercise)
  • ITEC - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) 
  • QQI Occupational First Aid - Workshop

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for employment in:

  • Sports Clinics
  • Sports Clubs
  • Leisure Centres
  • Gyms
  • Cruise Ships
  • Health Farms or Centres

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or it's equivalent. A proven ability in a Science subject will be an advantage. Home Economics (Social & Scientific) will be accepted as a Science subject. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Exercise & Fitness/Gym Instruction
  • Water Fitness
  • Shallow Water Pool Life Guarding Skills
  • Leisure Facilities Operations 
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports & Recreation Studies
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
  • Communications
Fitness Instruction & Personal Training (Year 2)

Fitness & Exercise Specialist: This second-year course is ideal for those who want to develop their skills to work in the fitness, health & leisure industry. The course covers a broad range of topics in this area to provide students with the unique skills needed to gain employment and excel in the industry. This course includes Gaelic football coaching.

Awarding Body

QQI:

  • Sports, Recreation & Exercise Award - Level 6 6M5147
  • Irish Water Safety

ITEC:

  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Exercise to Music)
  • Certificate in Personal Training
  • Diploma in Pilates
     

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for work in:

  • Sports Clinics
  • Sports Clubs
  • Leisure Centres
  • Gyms
  • Cruise Ships
  • Alternative Therapy Clinics
  • Health Farms or Centres

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Sports Therapy Year 1 or Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition - Year 1 or equivalent standard of education. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Personal Training
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Exercise to Music
  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Deep Water Pool Lifeguarding Skills
  • Pilates
  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Health Promotion
  • Sports Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Work Experience

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

enrol@ccfe.cdetb.ie