Higher Certificate in Science - Physiology and Health Science CW106

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW106
  • 18
  • 451
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

This course focuses on the prevention, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activities.

Course Structure

This course equips students with the skills to manage the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured individuals by offering a unique blend of academic theory, practical workshops and clinical placements in the final year. Students on this course enjoy state-of-the-art facilities with an elite gym and a fully equipped dedicated rehabilitation unit.

Is this course for you?

Are you interested in working in the management of sports injuries? If you are a conscientious individual, with good communication skills and would like to encourage and motivate people while studying and working in a sport and exercise setting, then this course is the perfect choice for you.

Special Features:

  • This course provides an excellent foundation for many careers in the health profession sector and enables students to make informed decisions about specialist areas for further study.
  • Premium facilities include a dedicated elite athlete performance gym, teaching gym, physiology laboratory and sports injury clinic.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of Physiology and Health Science (CW106) may apply for entry to Year 3 CW188.

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

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

Graduates will be competent and effective practitioners in injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as sports nutrition and exercise prescription skills.

They can secure employment with: sports persons; amateur sports clubs and organisations in third-level institutions, sports injury clinics or with amateur and professional sporting bodies.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

Other:

Garda vetting required.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Brian O'Rourke
BSc (Hons), MSc.
E: brian.orourke2@itcarlow.ie