Advanced Health and Sports Performance

Course Aim

This course offers an opportunity to gain an advanced qualification specialising in health, exercise and sport performance. If you enjoy motivating and helping people to get active or to improve athletic performance, this course will give you the skills and experience to work in an industry that makes a real difference to people’s lives.


Course Modules

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Gym Instruction
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Health Promotion
  • On Site Massage
  • ports Injuries Taping & Strapping
  • GAA Coaching
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience



6M5147 QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sport, Recreation & Exercise

Additional Certification

National Governing Body Sports Coaching Awards

Workshops in Exercise for Specialised Groups


Entry Requirements

A QQI Level 5 award in Sport or equivalent is a prerequisite to access this Level 6 programme.


Progression To Degrees

University of Ulster | Sport and Exercise Sciences | Level 8

DkIT | Sports, Exercise and Enterprise | Level 7 (Advanced Entry)

IT Carlow | Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer/GAA/Rugby)| Level 8

UCC | Sports Studies and Physical Education | Level 8

DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8

Tralee IT | Coaching and Sports Performance | Level 7


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Sports & Exercise Promotion Officer l Sports Development Officer l Soccer Coach l Youth and Community Work Health Promotion l GAA Coach l Sports Programme Co-ordinator


This programme offers excellent progression opportunities for graduates to employment and higher education. Graduates can apply for Advanced Entry into the second year of Level 7 and Level 8 courses in linked degrees in various Institutes of Technology. Entry into Year 1 of University degree programmes is also possible in Ireland, UK and Europe 


Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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