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Exercise, Wellbeing & Holistic studies


Is This Course For You?

This unique course is a response to the Wellness revolution that has captured the sport and leisure world. The health & fitness industry is constantly developing and changing with mind/body forms of training and meditation centred ideologies becoming increasingly popular. This course is suitable for those with a keen interest in sports and holistic therapies and aims to provide successful graduates with the skills and competencies to work in the area of health and wellbeing. Learners will gain a solid foundation in the
concepts of Exercise& Fitness, Nutrition, Anatomy& Physiology while also leading to more specialised internationally recognised qualifications in the areas of:

» Holistic/Sports Massage (ITEC)
» Diet & Nutrition (ITEC)
» Strand A: Yoga Teaching: Fitness yoga fusion.
» Strand B: Pilates & Corrective Exercise (ITEC) (Depending on demand)

Work Experience is an integral part of the course while those who opt to study yoga should note that it is a 200 hr comprehensive training course that will require extensive self-practice to enable learners to execute and deliver commercial and current yoga classes.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate 5 passes or
» QQI Level 4 Sports, Recreation &
Exercise award
» Personal interview
» Medically certified evidence of fitness
to participate in Exercise

What Will I Study?

Core Components: Sports and Recreation Studies, Exercise and Fitness, Teamworking, Personal and Professional Development, Yoga, Pilates, Onsite Massage, Work Experience, Sports Anatomy and Physiology, Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention, Nutrition.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

» QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise Level 5 Major award (5M5146)

Career Opportunities and Progression

Successful graduates can obtain employment in Health & Wellbeing centres, Leisure Centres, Health Spas, Healing Centres, Cruise Ships, Care Homes and Hotels. This course offers progression options for learners either within the college or in partnerships with universities and institutes of technology. Third level institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually. Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and
applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.


1 Year

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board