Sports injury Prevention and Massage Therapy

Sports injury Prevention and Massage Therapy

Community and Health 5M4468 or Sports Management and Coaching 5M5146 


What is Sports injury Prevention And Massage Therapy?

This one year course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for working within the area of sports injury prevention and sports massage therapy in the sports, coaching, recreation and leisure industries. Students will expand their education on the physiological principles related to sports massage and injury prevention. This course offers the potential to develop your studies onto third level education. Graduates will attain an internationally recognised qualification, ensuring that you have achieved to a QQI level 5 standard.

Course Content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Sports Anatomy and Physiology

• Communications

• Sports and Recreation Studies

• Work Experience

• Exercise and Fitness

• Nutrition

• Body Massage and Figure Analysis

• Word Processing

• Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention

• Holistic Massage (ITEC Level 3 Certificate)

• Soccer Coaching/GAA Coaching/Rugby Coaching



QQI Level 5 in Sports and Recreation 5M5146 or Community and Health 5M4468

ITEC level 3 in Holistic Massage  

Occupational First Aid

Certificate in PPT Taping and Strapping

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education and can also progress to courses in sports injury or rehabilitation colleges like IT Carlow, CIT, LIT Letterkenny or Waterford as well as general sports and other related areas in ITB, Carlow Maynooth, UCD, DCU.  Graduates will also achieve coaching certificates enabling them to enter the sports coaching, sports management, recreation and instruction workforce.

Higher Education Progression

IT Tralee:TL871 Health and Leisure Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)

UCC: CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education (Level 8, 4 Years) Thurles: LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Level 8, 4 Years) IT Carlow: CW178 Sport Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA

Mature Students of all backgrounds

Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

All applicants will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a voluntary or professional sporting body.