Course Description

Personal Training and Fitness Instruction

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This course provides the student with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills as an introduction into the
fitness sector. It will allow students to assist in the delivery of safe and appropriate exercise programmes for the
wider population.
Students will gain experience in a broad range of sports and fitness components. The course also includes a number of ITEC components which are worldwide industry recognised courses.

Practical classes will be timetabled on – site at Sport Ireland Indoor Arena and the National gymnastics Training Centre at Sport Campus Ireland campus.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Work Experience
• Communications
• Sports and Recreational Studies
• Exercise and Fitness
• Safety and Health
• Nutrition
• Leisure Facility Administration
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Sports Injury Prevention
• Word Processing
• Body Massage

• Level 5 Sports, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146
• ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise)
• ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym Based)
• ITEC Taping and Strapping (Accredited)
• First Aid, Manual Handling, Emergency First Responder

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Course Code 5M5146
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Sport
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 year
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates on this course will have the opportunity to progress into a sports, science or health related level 8 undergraduate degree. Alternatively, with ITEC certificates, students can enter the workforce immediately and begin working as fitness instructors or personal trainers with sporting teams, athletes or in a variety of settings within the health and fitness industries. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: MTU Tralee: TL871 Health and Leisure Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Limerick: LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Level8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: Business and Sports Science (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU936 Sports Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: AL837 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: AL841 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years)
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