Dublin City University
The BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training in Dublin City University is a four-year undergraduate degree. It is accredited by Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland, which is the national governing body for Athletic Therapists in Ireland.
The Athletic Therapy and Training clinical education is embedded within clinical placements from the second through to the final years of the degree programme. Students are given the opportunity very early in their education to apply their recently acquired theoretical and practical skills and knowledge within clinical placements.
Led by Dr Siobhán O’Connor and Dr Enda Whyte, along with Professor Kieran Moran, Ms Aoife Burke, Ms Kate Sheridan, Dr Sinead O’Keeffe and Dr Anna Donnla O’Hagan, the team has expertise in injury prevention, injury assessment, concussion, rehabilitation, biomechanics of injury, behavioural change and sports psychology.
DCU students have access to state-of-the-art Athletic Therapy facilities on campus including our athletic therapy classroom and clinic, rehabilitation clinic, physiology, biomechanics & psychology labs and modern university sports complex. DCU campus is also a vibrant, dynamic social environment for students which adds to the world-class learning experiences on offer.
The School of Health and Human Performance in DCU is home to the Centre for Injury Prevention and Performance. This multi-disciplinary research group, inclusive of Certified Athletic Therapists, biomechanists, pain specialists, and sports psychologists, aims to develop strategies to ensure a safe sporting environment to maximise lifelong participation in sport and recreation for all.