Sports Massage and Sports Therapy NEW for 2019

Award Title:  QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise

Programme Co-ordinator:  Iva Polcic

Award Code:  5M5146

Programme Description:

This course is aimed at the learner who is interested in sports injury and sports massage and those who wish to pursue a career in physical therapy or work in the sports injury field.  The course combines a full QQI Level 5 certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise with ITEC diplomas in Sports Massage and Sports Injuries.

Component Awards:

  • Sports & Recreational Studies (5N2667)
  • Exercise and Fitness (5N2668)
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology (5N4648)
  • Sport & Exercise Injury Prevention (5N5665)
  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis (5N3465)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Sports Massage (injury) (QAN 100/2592/3) Level 3 ITEC
  • Sports Massage Therapy (including pre and post event massage), Diploma (QAN 601/5574/7) Level 3 ITEC
  • Taping and Strapping for Sport and Active Leisure, Award (QAN 600/1882/3) Level 3 ITEC

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent
  • A Pass grade in Biology is desirable
  • Successful completion of an interview
  • Mature applicants are welcome
  • Successful candidates are required to attain medical clearance prior to participation in modules that require physical activity.


Successful candidates are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities in the fields of occupational therapy, physiotherapy and physical education (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).


€100 Product Fee to include Student Kit and €200 ITEC Examination Fees.