Advanced Physiotherapy Studies
Grad Dip Advanced Physiotherapy Studies aims to allow the physiotherapist to choose an educational pathway that maps to their career specialty e.g. in primary care health, sports and exercise rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy
• This programme is completed part-time over two years
• This programme provides education in various strands (e.g. primary care, musculoskeletal, sports and exercise rehabilitation) that will enhance the physiotherapists specialist knowledge in their chosen area
Vision & Values Statement
The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies aims to broaden the Chartered Physiotherapists' knowledge base in the areas relevant to the practice of physiotherapy mapping to their educational and career pathway needs. Graduates will have the opportunity to achieve excellence in professional practice as advanced clinicians, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. This programme offers a flexible graduate educational pathway where students can register as part of a structured degree programme on a part-time or full-time basis. We value and encourage our students to be active, motivated and independent learners who can initiate scholarly research in the area of physiotherapy. We encourage students to develop life-long learning and transferrable skills, such as advanced interpersonal and communication skills. Given the broad range of modules available from within the School that students may select, teaching, learning and assessment approaches include practical sessions, case studies, and on-line group work. Discipline specific national and international experts deliver the programme.
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic (EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
This is open to Chartered Physiotherapists eligible for registration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), with a 2:1degree classification. No previous clinical experience is necessary except on a limited number of modules.
Stage 1 Option
Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning
Advanced Strength & Conditioning
Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Exercise
Psychology of Sport and Health 1
Optimisation of Human Performance
Psychology of Sport & Health II
Testing and Evaluation of Human Performance
Exercise and Public Health
Neuromuscular & Biomechanical Laboratory Testing
Appl Nutr Health Ex & Sp Perf
Sports Injury Management
Exercise in the Life Span
Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
Planning in Strength and Conditioning
Research Methods and Applied Statistics
The Science of Coaching: Theory and Practice
Public Health Practice and Policy
Non Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Health Economics and Management
Tai Chi for Sport & Health
Mindfulness for Health
Evidence Based Practice
Kinesiology, Orthosis and Taping
Advanced Sports Physiotherapy Skills
Research Methods and Statistics for Health Care Professionals
Business Enterprise for Sport
2 years part-time.
GradDip Advanced Physiotherapy Studies (X452) Part Time
EU fee per year - €3400
nonEU fee per year - €8535
***Fees are subject to change.
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.
Next Intake: 2020/2021 September
Post Course Info
Careers & Employability
This course will equip the graduate with advanced knowledge and skills based in their chosen specialist field.