Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy CW188

  • CW188
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  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

This BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitationand Athletic Therapy is specially designed to enable  graduates to become competent in supporting the medical and para-medical professions in the rehabilitation of the injured individual. With growing participation in competitive and recreational sport, there has been an increase in injuries sustained during these activities and this course focuses on both the preventative, assessment and curative aspects of these types of soft tissue injuries.  The components of the course are interlinked and coordinated closely, with clinical placement in the final year.

Special Features:

Students gain ongoing, hands-on clinical experience in our on-campus teaching clinic and will have an opportunity to complete clinical work placements in a variety of sites including the USA, South Africa, Australia, Britain and Ireland. Graduates of CW106 may apply for entry to Year 3 CW108.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Following graduation, graduates are eligible to apply for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at IT Carlow. They can also transfer to a wide range of taught and research postgraduate courses at MSc and PhD Level in IT Carlow, nationally and internationally. A number of graduates have gone on to preregistration physiotherapy Masters courses in Ireland and the UK.

What exemptions will I receive?

Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for full membership of BASRaT (British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI).


Grants Available

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

On completion of the course you will be a competent and effective practitioner in the field of sports injury and performance, capable of responding to the changing demands of clinical practice. Graduates act as self-employed sports rehabilitators athletic therapists, work with professionals, semi-professionals, amateur sports clubs and organisations, in third level colleges and universities, in rehabilitation institutions or sports injury clinics, or with sporting bodies.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

(A) Leaving certifcate (CAO) applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 6 subjects with at least two at Higher Level grade C3 or higher and 4 other subjects at least grade D3 at Ordinary Level.

Subjects required: English or Irish and Mathematics at Ordinary Level grade D3 or higher.

(B) Graduates of a relevant Bachelor of Science degree.

Mature applicants are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis.

For Further Information Contact

Dr Clare Lodge
BSc (Hons)Physiotherapy,MSc Sports Medicine,
DPT Programme Director

Ms Paula Rankin
BA, MSc, PgDip
Head of Department
T: 059-9175540