Physiotherapy Assistant with Sports 

Code: 5M5146 

Duration: 1 year


This course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of sports injuries and their treatments.

Physiotherapy Assistants provide a valuable service to the Sports Industry, specialising in the prevention and management of soft tissue injuries and manual massage. Graduates can secure employment with Sports Clubs, Leisure Centres, Sports Injury Clinics or with amateur and professional sporting bodies

Course content

A selection of modules are offered from the following:

  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Skills
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis

  • Exercise and Fitness

  • Sports and Recreation Studies

  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology

  • Communications

  • Work Experience

Entry requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. Exemptions may be made for mature students. Applicants will be interviewed.


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146)

  • National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness(optional) awarded by University of Limerick

  •  Occupational First Aid

Course Fees

An administration charge of €400 applies. Exam fees subject to exemption.


The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions.

Ms. Lisa Horgan

Course Coordinator



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