Physiotherapy - Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

GradCert Advanced Physiotherapy Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

Grad Cert 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 Certificate 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.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Fundamentals of Strength & ConditioningPERS10010
Advanced Strength & ConditioningPERS20010
Psychology of Sport and Health 1PERS20130
Optimisation of Human PerformancePERS20170
Psychology of Sport & Health IIPERS20180
Testing and Evaluation of Human PerformancePERS20190
Exercise and Public HealthPERS20200
Neuromuscular & Biomechanical Laboratory TestingPERS20230
Appl Nutr Health Ex & Sp PerfPERS30010
Sports Injury ManagementPERS30260
Exercise Physiology and Sports NutritionPERS40010
Planning in Strength and ConditioningPERS40020
The Science of Coaching: Theory and PracticePERS40040
Applied Sports Psychology and Skill AcquisitionPERS40070
Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Public HealthPHPS20010
Public Health Practice and PolicyPHPS40040
One HealthPHPS40230
Health PromotionPHPS40300
Non Communicable Disease EpidemiologyPHPS40370
International Health in ActionPHPS40650
Promoting Consumer NutritionPHPS40710
Introduction to Knowledge Synthesis, Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysisPHPS40980
Tai Chi for Sport & HealthPHTY20240
Mindfulness for HealthPHTY20260
Evidence Based PracticePHTY20270
Research Methods and Statistics for Health Care ProfessionalsPHTY40270
Spinal StudiesPHTY41030
Health in A Global SocietyPHTY41040
Cardiac RehabilitationPHTY41050
Skill AcquisitionSMGT30210
Sport Governance & LawSMGT40370
Sport Leadership & People MgmtSMGT40380
Strategy & Ops Mgmt in SportSMGT40400
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DURATION:2 YearsATTENDANCE:Part TimeNEXT INTAKE:2022/2023 SeptemberCONTACT NAME:CONTACT NUMBER:+353 (0)1 716 6500FEES:Fee Information

Entry requirements

Who should apply?
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 2:1 degree classification. No previous clinical experience is necessary except on a limited number of modules.

Application dates

Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.




2 years part time. Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


GradCert Advanced Physiotherapy Studies (X453) Part Time
EU: fee per year - €1705
nonEU: fee per year - €4270

***Fees are subject to change.
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
This course will equip the graduate with advanced knowledge and skills based in their chosen specialist field.

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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