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Physiotherapy Testimonials

David O’Driscoll

Joining Coláiste Íde was the right decision for me. I missed a place on Carlow’s Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy by 5 points. I had no ambition to become a physiotherapist or move to a different country. I found the emphasis that was put on team leadership and the holistic approach in Coláiste Íde is helpful when working with patients. One year later I am studying Physiotherapy in Queen Margaret’s University, Edinburgh. I am loving my time in Scotland.

Ciarán Lowe

I began in Coláiste Íde in 2016 and 1 year later I am in Holland studying Physiotherapy. Anatomy, massage and bio-mechanics were my favourite subjects to study and I use these subjects every day. Many thanks to the teachers in Coláiste Íde who helped me gain a position at Hanze, one of the top universities in the Netherlands. My Coláiste Íde experience was life changing. It gave me a chance to follow my dream even though my leaving cert didn’t go to plan.

Sarah Toner

I am a first year physiotherapy student in Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Netherlands. When I was doing my Leaving Certificate, I heard about Coláiste Íde. Without the Pre-University Physiotherapy course, I wouldn’t be where I am now. The course gave me a good background and insight in to physiotherapy and I met some great people on the way, one is living across the hall from me now. If you want to study physiotherapy and you are worried about the points or if you are unsure is it the career for you, just go to Coláiste Íde.

Shannon Byrne

After I finished Coláiste Íde Physiotherapy course, I took a year out to work and compete in dancing. I don’t want to leave Ireland to study abroad, so it is great to be accepted in to the second year, at Portobella Institiute in Dublin, to study Sports Therapy. Because of my Level 6 in Colásite Íde I got advanced entry. I will have an honours degree in two years time, and then go on to Queen Margaret’s, Scotland to do my Masters in Physiotherapy.

Ryan Ward

I believe this course in Coláiste Íde is a window of opportunity and one that deserves a lot of recognition. At the beginning of the Pre-Physiotherapy course it was all just a dream. Following a lot of hard work and putting the head down to achieve the results I needed to go abroad, I managed to secure a place In Hanze Univeristy of Applied Science in Groningen, a small city in the north of the Netherlands.  Hanze itself is outstanding and ranked one of the best in Europe due to their ability to combine theory and practical. This gives you amazing hands on experience.  Right now, I am in my 1st year of Physiotherapy in the Netherlands and have not looked back since. The culture, student lifestyle and very high level of education you receive here is second to none. It is an opportunity that Coláiste Íde gave me.

Kate Lynch

I just missed out on the sport science and health course in ITT by a couple of points. At the time I was devastated. I am now attending ITT Sports Science and Health and I love it. Going to Coláiste Íde was one of the best decisions I made. It repared me for college as I had assignments due every week and it also gave me a head start in the modules chemistry, iomechanics, anatomy and physiology, health promotion, and sports psychology.  After I get my degree in Sports Science, I can further my studies and do a masters in physiotherapy.

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