Leisure and Recreation Studies
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to deliver one to one training by conducting appropriate fitness assessments and designing safe and effective exercise programmes to the general public (adults 18yrs+) based on their individual needs, whether it be strength training, weight loss, training for an endurance event or general fitness. You can also work as a physical trainer with local groups, club sports teams and corporate fitness and wellness programmes. All graduates are awarded with the QQI Level 5 award in Sport, Recreation & Exercise and the Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF). The CEHF is a stand-alone qualification and is awarded by the University of Limerick.
QQI Level 5
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Leaving Certificate, L.C.A. or equivalent. All applicants are interviewed and places are awarded on suitability.
The following subjects may be offered:
- Sport & Recreation Studies
This provides students with an overview and understanding of the sport, leisure and recreation industry.
- Exercise & Fitness
This subject is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to assist in the delivery of safe and appropriate exercise and fitness programmes.
- Leisure Facility Operations
This subject will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to assist in Leisure Facility Operations on a day to day basis.
- Leisure Facility Administration
This will enable the student to work in an administrative capacity in a leisure facility.
- Sports Anatomy & Physiology
This subject area provides the learner with an understanding of the working of the human body in sporting contexts.
- Occupational First Aid
Students will be trained to work as first aiders in the workplace.
The purpose of this unit is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the nutritional composition of food and the effects of food and nutrition on an individual’s health and personal well-being.
- Word Processing
This subject is designed to enable learners to develop their word processing skills. It assists understanding and application of word processing software and file management techniques.
Communication skills are highly valued in the workplace. This subject recognises that the acquisition of these skills is a life-long process, and central to personal, social and professional development.
- Work Experience
This subject provides the student with practical experience in a work environment.
- Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness
This qualification provides you with the skills and competencies to provide motivating, safe and effective group fitness teaching across many class types and one to one training.
- IWS Swim Teacher Level 1
This course will qualify students to assist with the delivery of swimming classes
Leisure Attendants, Duty Managers, Leisure Centre Managers, Merchandising, Lifeguard, Professional Coaching.
390 CAO points can be earned by students on successful completion of this course.
- CSN: Personal Training & Leisure Management
- CIT: Recreation and Leisure Management (BBus) (CRO32)
- UCC: BA Sports Studies (CK116)
- ITT: Health and Leisure (TL481)
- Specialist courses in the UK
The college has a large well equipped gymnasium/sports hall facility on site. There are facilities for resistance training, tennis, badminton, indoor hockey, indoor football, volleyball and basketball. It has several playing pitches and a floodlit, all-weather playing surface. It has access to a 25 metre swimming pool nearby. Students also use the lecture and computer facilities in the college. Courses are also delivered in the areas of Pool Plant Operations and Assistant Swim Teacher.