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Pre-University Physiotherapy Level 6


Is This Course For You?

Our specialised Pre-University Physiotherapy course, facilitating Level-6 entry, is the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.

This full-time access course, delivered over one year, will appeal to those interested in pursuing a career in physiotherapy. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages across a spectrum of injuries, from sports-related to stroke patients, amputees, and disabled children. They work to rebuild muscle, strengthen limbs, develop balance and help distressed patients to recover.

A major emphasis of the programme is to enhance and strengthen the core subjects required in all physiotherapy courses at third level.

This programme includes a variety of components essential to continued studies at university level, including Biomechanics, Sports Anatomy and Sports Psychology. Additionally, students are required to complete sixty hours of work placement within an approved physiotherapy setting. The purpose of this placement is to further immerse learners in the rudiments of practice.

Blended Learning

Coláiste Íde is pleased to offer for 2021, the opportunity to study our Pre-University Physiotherapy Level 6 programme through blended learning. This will offer flexibility for mature students and those living at a distance from the College, combining face-to-face classroom activities and interaction, with the freedom of e-Learning.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: 4 subjects at Honours level including Mathematics at Ordinary Level (minimum 04). Biology is desirable.

What Will I Study?

Biomechanics and Physics, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Anatomy and Physiology, On-Site Massage, Team Leadership, Pilates, Health Promotion, Academic Research & Analysis, Work Experience and Sports Industry Practice.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Level 6 Sports, Recreation and Exercise 6M5147

Career Opportunities and Progression

Graduates of Colaiste Ide Pre University Pysiotherapy are enrolled in the following Degree Programmes

» Royal College of Surgeons Ireland: 
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Mature Students)

» IT Tallaght: 
BSc Sports Science and Health

» Dundalk I.T: 
BSc (Hons) Health & Physical Activity

» Carlow I.T: 
Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy

» Advanced Entry Portobello College Dublin ( Awarded by London Metropolitan University ): 
B.Sc (Hons) Sports Therapy – eligible for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Masters of Science in Physiotherapy 

» Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland: 
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

» Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands:
Bachelor of Health Physiotherapy

» Fonty’s University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: 
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.


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Student Testimonials & Stories

Sarah Toner - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Hanze, Groningen, Netherlands)

Shannon Byrne - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Portobello Institute, Dublin)

Ryan Ward - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Hanze, Groningen, Netherlands)

Sean Moriarty - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Robert Gordon, Aberdeen, Scotland)

Ali Pierce O’Neill - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Fontys, Eindhoven, Netherlands)

David O’Driscoll - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Queen Margaret's, Edinburgh, Scotland)

Sharon Wall - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Trinty College, Dublin)

Niamh Henry - Past Physiotherapy Student (studying at Robert Gordon, Aberdeen, Scotland)

Mature physiotherapy student Steve Kelly talks about his experience at Coláiste Íde (studying at UCD, Dublin)





Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

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