Exercise Physiology & Its Application in Therapy

The course on exercise physiology is focused on hands-on training, case-based studies and actual workplace experiences, which will prepare students for their future careers. With the knowledge and skills acquired, the students can then work as exercise specialists and provide exercise advise to clients, contributing to their health and well-being. The course is fully accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, Ireland, and students can also obtain a professional certificate from the American College of Sports Medicine.

An exercise physiologist is a professional who uses exercise as a means of improving health and fitness among the general population as well and as a therapeutic intervention in the management of chronic diseases and in rehabilitation.

1. If you like to exercise.
2. If you enjoy caring for others.
3. If you like working in a healthcare setting or sports arena.

Then this course is for you.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
NFQ Level 8 (bachelor's degree) in Physiology, Biomedical Science, Undenominated Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Exercise Science, Nursing and Health Science, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, or any other related degree in biology.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. See page 312 for full details of when and how to apply.


1EPT1: 1 year, full-time; 1EPT2: 2 years, part-time (limited places).

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Career Opportunities
With the increasing number of people living with chronic illnesses, the demand for exercise physiologists capable of giving personal exercise advice that can improve the living standards of an individual is growing. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to work in areas such as:

• Health clubs and related organisations;
• Public sports and recreation facilities;
• Local public health authorities;
• Schools, further education and higher education institutions;
• Other related health sectors.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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