Department of Science & Health
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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy CW188
What is the Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 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.
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 follow-on study opportunities are available?
Following graduation students can transfer to a wide range of postgraduate courses at both MSc and PhD level in both IT Carlow, nationally and internationally. A number of our graduates have gone on to preregistration physiotherapy masters courses.
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) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI).
What subjects will I study?
Effective Communications & Team Work
Exercise Physiology and Quantitative Methods
Anatomy, Kinesiology & Biomechanics
Exercise & Fitness Instruction II with Massage
Neuromuscular Skeletal Assessment
Pathology of Injury
Exercise & Patho-Physiology
Quantitative Methods 2
Exercise Physiology & Patho
Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Strength and Conditioning
Orthotics and Strapping
Exercise Physiology 3
Research Project and Dissertation
Clinical Studies and Work Placement
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.
Special features of this 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.
CAO Entry NFQ LEVEL 8
Course Code CW188
Course Places 2013 18
Last Years Points Range MAX 535 AVERAGE 475 CUT OFF 450
Duration Years 4
For Further Information Contact:
Phone: 059 9175514
BSc MSc PhD
Head of Department
Phone: 059 9175506
WORK PLACEMENT COORDINATOR
Phone: 059 9175513