Sports Injuries and Therapy 2
Progress from Sports Injuries QQI Level 5 CSN course.
Students gain knowledge of massage techniques to treat sports injuries both in a clinical setting and at an event. In addition students have an opportunity to achieve an ITEC Level 4 Certificate to practice as Sports Massage Therapists. This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills to treat non-pathological and pathological sports injuries. Graduates of the course are fully qualified to work as Sports Injury Therapists. It also includes the whole area of sports/industry awareness. Students have been successful in gaining places on physiotherapy and other related Degree courses in the UK. Through the practical and theoretical aspects of the course students learn how to perfect their therapy skills. The course is structured to ensure students provide first aid, pre and post event treatments to the college teams. Students gain professional practise in the college massage clinic working with clients.
QQI Level 6
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
ITEC (UK) Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (advanced)
This is a one year course.
ITEC (UK) Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage Therapy and QQI Level 5 Sports, Recreation and Exercise Award or other equivalent qualification. Occupational First Aid or Equivalent.
The following subjects may be offered:
- Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment - to include identifying and explaining bony structures associated with major joints, identifying and explaining soft tissue structures located at the major joints, joint end feels, predispositions to injury and disfunctions, factors that influence recovery from injury, treatment planning, postural types and deviations, pathophysiology of common injuries.
- Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair - to include the aims of treatment and treatment options during acute, sub-acute, and chronic stages of injury, treatment protocol, use of and adverse reactions to cryotherapy and thermotherapy.
- Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage Injury - to include a range of soft tissue techniques, protocols to follow for each technique, evaluating the effects of each technique, preparing clients, monitoring tissue response throughout treatments, adapting the techniques and treatment plan to meet the needs of each client, adapting own posture throughout the application to ensure safe and effective application and presenting aftercare advice to the client.
- On Site Massage
To provide the learner with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to demonstrate a range of massage treatments efficiently and effectively to the standard required, taking full responsibility and operating autonomously.
- Sports Industry Practice
This provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence in the legislation, guidelines and practices relevant to a range of contexts in the sports industry.
- Sports Psychology
To develop an understanding of the key psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport.
- Sports Nutrition
This provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence in the concepts and principles underpinning nutrition, energy sources and energy usage within an active, living, exercise, sport and weight management context.
- Safety Management
This provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to design safety and risk management strategies, supervise implement and evaluate workplace safety policies.
- Customer Service
This provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to direct quality customer service within a work, social or voluntary environment, independently and/or in a supervisory capacity.
- Work Experience
This provides the learner with a comprehensive range of skills with detailed theoretical understanding of a general supervisory nature of the work placement in a specific vocational area.
Students can avail of the following add on options during the year at an additional cost:
- Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF) accredited by the University of Limerick
Conversion Course is expected to be offered to students who meet specific criteria.
The CEHF graduate predominantly gains employment as a group fitness instructor and /or as a gym instructor in gyms and fitness clubs, some of which are hotel based or in community settings.
Sports Injuries Therapist to work in Gyms, Health Clubs, Sporting organisations, or self-employment.
- Carlow IT: Higher Certificate in Science - Physiology & Health Science CW106, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy (CW188)
- CIT Recreation and Leisure Management (BBus) (CR032)
- UK – BSc Degrees in Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Sciences, Nursing.
- CSN Sports Injuries and Therapy students Jake Inglis and Dylan Walsh were both successful in obtaining places in Cardiff on the Sports Conditioning Rehabilitation and Massage - BSc (Hons).
Niamh O’Leary, Aisling Kenneally and Danielle Hackett were successful in obtaining places in Carlow IT on the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy CW188 and Higher Certificate in Science - Physiology and Health Science CW106
Class of 2015/2016
- Lianne Delaney Limerick Insititute if Technology - Sports Strength and Conditioning BSc
- Murt Kennelly Carlow Institute of Technology - Sports Coaching and Business Management (GAA)
Class of 2014/2015
Niamh O’Leary, Aisling Kenneally and Danielle Hackett Carlow Institute of Technology: BSc (Honours) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy CW188 and Higher Certificate in Science - Physiology and Health Science CW106
- Students work with college sports teams to provide pre and / or post event massage.
- Students also run a clinic that provides massage therapies to students and staff of the college, one afternoon per week.
- Students gain valuable work experience by working closely with sports teams throughout the year.