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

Course Detail

CAO ENTRY: NFQ LEVEL 8
COURSE CODE: CW188
COURSE PLACES 2014: 18
DURATION: 4 YEARS
GRANTS: AVAILABLE
EXIT AWARD: YES
LAST YEAR’S POINTS RANGE
MAX 505 AVER 495 CUT-OFF 480

What is the Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy course about?

This BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation and 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.

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.

Work Placement

 WORK PLACEMENT COORDINATOR

Mary Dowling BSc, MSc
Phone: 059 9175513
Email: mary.dowling@itcarlow.ie

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 subjects will I study?

Year 1

Mandatory Subjects

 Anatomy
Physiology
Communication, Innovation & Team Work
Cell Biology
First Aid
Fitness Training
Physical Sciences
Exercise Physiology and Quantitative Methods

Year 2

Mandatory Subjects

Anatomy, Kinesiology & Biomechanics
Exercise & Fitness Instruction II with Massage
Neuromuscular Skeletal Assessment
Pathology of Injury
Exercise & Patho-Physiology
Quantitative Methods 2
Motor Control
Exercise Physiology & Patho Physiology

Year 3

Mandatory Subjects

Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Sports Nutrition
Strength and Conditioning
Clinical Studies
Orthotics Strapping & First Aid
Movement Dysfunction
Electrotherapy
Sports Psychology 

Year 4

Mandatory Subjects

Advanced Rehabilitation
Traumatology
Differential Diagnosis
Exercise Physiology 3
Research Project and Dissertation
Clinical Studies and Work Placement 

What exemptions are available from professional bodies?

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

What are the minimum entry requirements?

(A) Leaving certificate: (CAO) applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 6 subjects with at least two at Higher Level Grade C3 or higher and four 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.

Special features of the course

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer Wallace BSc MSc
Course Director
Email: jennifer.wallace@itcarlow.ie

David Ryan BSc MSc PhD
Head of Department
Email: david.ryan@itcarlow.ie

Phone: 059 917 5500
School of Science

Contacts

David Ryan

Dr David Ryan, BSc, PhD
Head of Department

T: 059-9175506
E: david.ryan

Paula Rankin

Ms Paula Rankin, BA, MSc
Course Director

T: 059-9175540
E: paula.rankin

Sarah Clarke

Ms Sarah Clarke, BA, MA
School Administrator

T: 059-9175500
E: sarah.clarke