Course Description

Physiotherapy Assistant Studies (Health Service Skills)

Develop the skills and knowledge to work in the area of sports injuries and their treatment in this Physiotherapy Assistant Studies course.

     What Will I Study?

  • Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749)
  • Care Support (5N0758)
  • Communication Level 5 (5N0690)
  • Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice (5N3770)
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory (5N3771)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Safety & Health at work (5N1794)
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies & Sports Massage
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage / 5 Unit
      • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage
      • Principles of Health & Fitness
      • Professional Practice in Sports Massage
      • Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
      • Sports Massage Treatment
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryPatient Care, Healthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Health Service Skills (5M3782)
Course Start Date9th September 2024
Course End Date30th May 2025
Course Duration38 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential. Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. Good verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathThis course is an ideal starting point for learners interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. Graduates are eligible to apply to work as physiotherapy assistants in Irish hospitals and private physiotherapy clinics, sports therapists in sports clubs, alternative therapy clinics, health farms, leisure centres, gym, and spa facilities, and in self-employment. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year. Our Physiotherapy Assistant Studies graduates have third-level progression options at Levels 6, 7 and 8 in a wide range of areas including: Physiotherapy Physiotherapy Assisting Sports Therapy Exercise Therapy Mobility Therapy Sports Massage Therapy Past graduates have successfully completed the following: Physiotherapy Bachelor Degree – Saxion University, Holland Sports Coaching and Performance Degree – Waterford Institute of Technology Physiology & Health Science in Carlow IT Health & Leisure Degrees in ITT/MTU
Course Code412173
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