Single Subject - Sports Injuries NFQ Level 6

Single Subject - Sports Injuries NFQ Level 6

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This module aims explores the functional anatomy of the exercising body and how sports injuries are diagnosed and treated.

On successful completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

Apply the understanding of anatomy to understand the mechanisms of exercise-related injury and to allow accurate diagnosis with clinical and investigative skills.

Examine the nature and causes of various sports injuries including acute injuries, overuse injuries etc.

Devise means to prevent injury by appropriate assessment and advice pre or during exercise or training programmes.

Critically assess the evidence base of available treatment options once an injury has been diagnosed.

Develop a holistic, multi-disciplinary understanding of all aspects of exercise-related injury and gain an appreciation of multi-factorial nature of musculoskeletal injuries.

Demonstrate problem-solving skills based on the requirements of the injured individual using case studies.

What will I experience?

Sports injuries, Sources of pain, Biomechanics of common sporting injuries, Clinical assessment and diagnosis of injuries

Investigations, Injury prevention, Aspects of recovery, including the role of nutrition and psychology, Introduction to musculoskeletal conditions.

What opportunities might it lead to?

This is a standalone qualification, however students are required complete academic work and assessment in order to achieve the single subject certificate. However, as a graduate you will be exempt from the above module on the BSc (Hons) in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology that is delivered on a full time basis.

Additional Information

Enquiries: Maria Slevin -

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
12 Weeks
Course Commencement Date:

7.00pm Monday 18 September 2017.

Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature Applicants. Intended for: Coaches, Athletes and Therapists.

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