Program Description

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The BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training is a four year honours degree programme in the School of Health and Human Performance. This degree focuses on the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries that occur in the physically active. The Athletic Therapy and Training programme will equip you with the medical knowledge, clinical abilities, problem solving skills, confidence, and practical experience you need to become a Certified Athletic Therapist. There is an emphasis on pitch-side skills including initial injury assessment, emergency care and end stage sport-specific rehabilitation. You will gain a Cardiac and Emergency First Response certification with the Prehospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland. There is intensive training in the development of consultation, interpersonal and clinical skills. Extensive practical experience is provided, with placements with sports teams, supervised and student-led musculoskeletal clinics and opportunities to gain experience in a community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme. There is also an opportunity to complete a clinical placement internationally in Year 4 of the programme. This programme is accredited by Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI) and enables graduates to become a member of ARTI and a Certified Athletic Therapist. ARTI has a mutual recognition agreement with the Canadian and USA governing bodies enabling graduates who successfully meet the ARTI membership requirements to challenge the membership exams from CATA and BOC.