Study Sports at Crumlin College of Further Education

Sports Therapy - Year 1

This two year course will prepare students for work in the Sports & Leisure Areas. It consists of theoretical and practical training which will enable the students to work in Health Spas & Massage Therapy Clinics. The course leads to internationally recognised qualifications and students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

Further Education & Training Awards Council (FETAC)/QQI - Sport & Recreation Award, Level 5 5M5146

ITEC - Holistic Massage Diploma 
ITEC - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) 
FETAC/QQI Occupational First Aid - Workshop 

Progression

On completion of Sports Therapy Year 1, students may progress to Sports Therapy - Year 2 or Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition - Year 2.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. A proven ability in a Science subject will be an advantage. Home Economics (Social & Scientific) will be accepted as a Science subject. All appplicants should have a keen interest in sport & fitness. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

Holistic Massage
Exercise & Fitness/Gym Instruction 
Leisure Facilities Operations
Swimming & Water Safety (Level 1)
Shallow Water Pool Lifeguarding Skills
Sports Anatomy & Physiology
Sports & Recreation Studies
Sports & Exercise Injury Prevention
Safety & Health at Work
Diet & Nutrition
Sports & Recreation Studies
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
Communications

Sports Therapy - Year 2

Therapist

The Sports Therapist provides a valuable complementary service undertaking primary assessment of a sports injury, handling the injured person safely and determining the need for referral. At a later stage, the therapist will use corrective apparatus, graduated exercises and skilled massage techniques to bring the sports person back to full fitness.

Awarding Body

ITEC:
Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Diploma in Pilates
Diploma in Sports Therapy Equipment 
Diploma in Aromatherapy 
Certificate in Personal Training
Award in Taping & Strapping 

FETAC/QQI Modules
Modules Level 5 & 6

Career & Employment Opportunities:

This course prepares students for work in sports clinics, sports clubs, leisure centres, gyms, alternative therapy clinics, health centres or health farms.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of Sports Therapy Year 1 & Holistic Massage Diploma (ITEC). All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects:

Sports Massage
Sports Therapy Equipment
Pilates
Aromatherapy
Taping & Strapping
Sports Nutrition 
Physiotherapy Assistant Theory 
On-site Massage
Personal Training

 

Study Sports at Crumlin College of Further Education
Study Sports at Crumlin College of Further Education

Fitness Instruction & Health Studies - Year 1

This one year course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the Fitness & Health Industry. The course leads to internationally recognised qualifications and students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body:

Further Education & Training Awards Council (FETAC)/QQI - Sports & Recreation Award Level 5 5M5146
ITEC- Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Water-based Exercise)
ITEC - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) 
FETAC/QQI Occupational First Aid - Workshop

Career & Employment Opportunities:

This course prepares students for employment in sports clinics, sports clubs, leisure centres, gyms, cruise ships, health farms or centres.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or it's equivalent. A proven ability in a Science subject will be an advantage. Home Economics (Social & Scientific) will be accepted as a Science subject. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects:

Exercise & Fitness/Gym Instruction
Water Fitness
Shallow Water Pool Life Guarding Skills
Leisure Facilities Operations 
Sports Anatomy & Physiology
Sports & Recreation Studies
Safety & Health at Work
Diet & Nutrition
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
Communications

 

Fitness Instruction & Personal Training - Year 2

Fitness & Exercise Specialist;

This second year course is ideal for those who want to develop their skills to work in the fitness, health & leisure industry. The course covers a broad range of topics in this area to provide students with the unique skills needed to gain employment and excel in the industry. This course includes gaelic football coaching.

Awarding Body

FETAC/QQI - Sports, Recreation & Exercise Award - Level 6 6M5147
Irish Water Safety
ITEC:
Certificate in Fitness Intructing (Exercise to Music)
Certificate in Personal Training
Diploma in Pilates

Career & Employment Opportunities:

This course prepares students for work in sports clinics, sports clubs, leisure centres, gyms, cruise ships, alternative therapy clinics, health farms or centres.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of Sport Therapy Year 1 or Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition - Year 1 or equivalent standard of education. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects:

Personal Training
Exercise & Fitness
Exercise to Music
Gaelic Football Coaching
Deep Water Pool Lifeguarding Skills
Pilates
Sports Industry Practice
Sports Nutrition 
Health Promotion
Sports Psychology
Leadership
Work Experience

 

 

Study Sports at Crumlin College of Further Education
Testimonial from former Sports Therapy student E. Hoey

Testimonial

When I was in school I knew I wanted to study Physiotherapy. However, after my Leaving Certificate I didn’t get offered a place on a Physiotherapy course, instead I got offered a place on a Business course in DCU. After my first year in DCU I decided it wasn’t what I wanted so I left and started looking at ways that I could apply to study Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy.

Whilst looking online I came across the two year Sports Therapy course in Crumlin College. I applied as this would enable me to apply to Physiotherapy courses once I had completed the course. I studied year 1 and 2 of the Sports Therapy course. I really enjoyed the subjects that were taught. There was a good mix of practical and theory classes which kept it interesting and all of the subjects were very relevant to the course. All of the teachers were brilliant. They all really knew their subjects so well and couldn’t have done more to help me with anything throughout the two years. They were so helpful when it came to work that had to be done for the course but also when it came to applying for courses after Crumlin.

Crumlin had all of the resources required for the course and there was plenty of student support available. I really enjoyed student life in Crumlin College and made some really good friends. I am currently a final year BSc Physiotherapy student in Teesside University. Everything I learned in Crumlin has been so beneficial to me especially in my first year when it came to the Anatomy and Physiology modules and Massage. I thoroughly enjoyed my two years in Crumlin College and would definitely recommend it.

 Emma Hoey
Sports Therapy 2014
3rd Year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Student, Teesside University