Crumlin College Fitness and Sports Therapy Courses

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 - On-Site Massage
  • ITEC - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)
  • QQI Occupational First Aid - Workshop 
  • Irish Water Safety

Progression

On completion of Sports Therapy Year 1, students may progress to Sports Therapy - Year 2 or  Fitness Instruction & Personal Training.

Career & Employment Opportunities

Successful students are qualified to work as gym instructors.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. A proven ability in a Science subject will be an advantage.  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        
  • Swimming & Water Safety (Level 1)     
  • Shallow Water Pool Lifeguarding Skills     
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology     
  • Sports & Recreation Studies     
  • Sports & Exercise Injury Prevention     
  • Diet & Nutrition      
  • 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 including Sports Psychology & Sports Nutrition

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for work in:

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

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Sports Therapy Year 1 & Holistic Massage Diploma (ITEC). All entry is subject to interview.  Exemptions may be granted to mature students.

Subjects:

  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Therapy Equipment
  • Pilates
  • Aromatherapy
  • Taping & Strapping
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • 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

Progression

Succesful students may progress to Fitness Instruction & Personal Training Year 2.

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for employment in:

  • 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.  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
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports & Recreation Studies
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Gaelic Football
  • Health Related Fitness
  • 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 to provide students with the unique skills needed to gain employment/self employment and excel in the industry. This course includes Gaelic football coaching accreditation.

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

Progression 

Students can progress to related courses at third level colleges.

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for work in:

  • Sports Clubs
  • Leisure Centres
  • Gyms
  • Cruise Ships

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
  • Students also have the opportunity to add extra industry qualifications such as spinning, TRX/RIP 60, kettlebells.

Student Stories

 Emma Hoey, Sports Therapy 2014, 3rd Year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Student, Teesside 

Crumlin

When I was in school I knew I wanted to study Physiotherapy. However, after my Leaving Certificate I didn’t get offered a place on a Physiotherapy course, instead I got offered a place on a Business course in DCU. After my first year in DCU I decided it wasn’t what I wanted so I left and started looking at ways that I could apply to study Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy.

Whilst looking online I came across the two year Sports Therapy course in Crumlin College. I applied as this would enable me to apply to Physiotherapy courses once I had completed the course. I studied year 1 and 2 of the Sports Therapy course. I really enjoyed the subjects that were taught. There was a good mix of practical and theory classes which kept it interesting and all of the subjects were very relevant to the course. All of the teachers were brilliant. They all really knew their subjects so well and couldn’t have done more to help me with anything throughout the two years. They were so helpful when it came to work that had to be done for the course but also when it came to applying for courses after Crumlin.

Crumlin had all of the resources required for the course and there was plenty of student support available. I really enjoyed student life in Crumlin College and made some really good friends. I am currently a final year BSc Physiotherapy student in Teesside University. Everything I learned in Crumlin has been so beneficial to me especially in my first year when it came to the Anatomy and Physiology modules and Massage. I thoroughly enjoyed my two years in Crumlin College and would definitely recommend it.

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

enrol@ccfe.cdetb.ie