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Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

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

Who is MSc/Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies For?
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.

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.

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.

Duration

2 years part time

Number of credits

30

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 6500

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning
PERS10010

Psychology of Sport and Health 1
PERS20130

Optimisation of Human Performance
PERS20170

Psychology of Sport & Health II
PERS20180

Testing and Evaluation of Human Performance
PERS20190

Exercise and Public Health
PERS20200

Neuromuscular & Biomechanical Laboratory Testing
PERS20230

Appl Nutr Health Ex & Sp Perf
PERS30010

Sports Injury Management
PERS30260

Exercise in the Life Span
PERS30290

Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
PERS40010

Planning in Strength and Conditioning
PERS40020

Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PERS40030

The Science of Coaching: Theory and Practice
PERS40040

Public Health Practice and Policy
PHPS40040

Health Promotion
PHPS40300

Non Communicable Disease Epidemiology
PHPS40370

Tai Chi for Sport & Health
PHTY20240

Mindfulness for Health
PHTY20260

Evidence Based Practice
PHTY20270

Advanced Sports Physiotherapy Skills
PHTY40220

Research Methods and Statistics for Health Care Professionals
PHTY40270

Sports Medicine
PHTY40340

Sports Psychology
PHTY40360

Skill Acquisition
SMGT30210

Application date

Deadline Rolling *

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

Course fee

GradCert Advanced Physiotherapy Studies (X453) Part Time
EU fee per year - €1650
nonEU fee per year - €4135

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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

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