Higher Certificate in Science - Physiology and Health Science CW106

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW106
  • 36
  • 454
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
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What is the Course about?

Physiology and Health Science is the study of the human body with specific focus on how the body functions in relation to health and exercise.

This course provides foundational level understanding of core physiology and health science areas including: Anatomy; Physiology; Exercise and Fitness; Cell Biology; Exercise Physiology; Neuromuscular Skeletal Assessment; Biomechanics; Pathology of Injury and many more. The course combines theory with ‘hands-on’ practical elements resulting in an interesting and rewarding course.

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

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

The course provides a direct entry point to Year 3 of the BSc (Honours) Athletic Therapy, subject to module choice and available places.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates may be employed as exercise and fitness instructors. The course provides graduates with an avenue to progress to degree level courses in the allied health professions. Most graduates progress to further study in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sport rehabilitation, radiography, nutrition and dietetics, speech and language therapy, chiropractic medicine and osteopathic medicine.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

For Further Information Contact

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