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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW188
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  • 4 Years
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What is this 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:

  • Students gain hands-on clinical experience in our dedicated teaching clinic on campus.
  • Practical experience working with Institute of Technology Carlow sports teams.
  • All students have the opportunity to do a clinical work placement nationally or internationally in countries including USA, South Africa, Australia, Britain and Ireland.
  • Graduates of this course are sought after by national sporting governing bodies and our alumni are working for national and international organisations.
  • Exit award: Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of the NFQ Level 8 are eligible to apply for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning and for MSc/PhD research courses at Institute of Technology Carlow. They can also transfer to a wide range of taught and research postgraduate courses, nationally and internationally. A number of graduates progress to Pre-Registration Masters in Physiotherapy in Ireland and the UK.

Graduates of the Level 8 are eligible to sit:

  • The Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI) examination, successful completion of which grants the title ‘Certified Athletic Therapist’.
  • The United States Board of Certification exam (BoC) and National Athletics Therapist Association (NATA) exam. Successful completion entitles the graduate to work in the USA as an Athletic Trainer (ATC).

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:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

Other:

  • Garda vetting required.

Subjects

Year 1 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 1

Anatomy 1
Physiology and Cell Biology 1
Strength and Conditioning: Applied Coaching 1
Maths and Physical Sciences for Health Science
Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
 
 

Semester 2

Anatomy 2
Physiology and Cell Biology 2
Strength and Conditioning: Applied Coaching 2
Physical Sciences for Health Science
Exercise Physiology 1
 
 

Year 2 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 3

Pathophysiology
Research in Sport and Health
Pathology of Injury 1
Motor Control
Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment 1
 
 

Semester 4

Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Exercise Physiology 2 for Health
Pathology of Injury 2
Strength and Conditioning for Performance
Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment 2
 
 

Year 3 (Level 8 only)

Semester 5

Articular Manual Therapy
Advanced Rehabilitation and Performance
Programming 1
Electrophysical Agents
Sports Nutrition
Student-led Clinical Practice 1
 
 

Semester 6

Movement Dysfunction
Advanced Rehabilitation and Performance Programming 2
Pre-competition and Trauma Management
Applied Research in Sports and Health
Student-led Clinical Practice 2
 
 

Year 4 (Level 8)

Semester 7

Current Concepts in Athletic Therapy
Differential Diagnosis
 

Semester 8

Clinical Placement and professional practice
Research Project
 

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Sharon Kinsella
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
E: sharon.kinsella@itcarlow.ie