Working under the supervision of a Physiotherapist, the Physiotherapy Assistant works in close contact with clients/patients to help them implement their treatment programmes and achieve their goals.
This one-year course is designed to give anyone with an interest in this field, a good understanding and appreciation of the role of Physiotherapy and provide for the acquisition of relevant theoretical and practical skills. The course also provides students with the opportunity to develop relevant work-related skills in a healthcare setting.
Physiotherapy Assistant Theory (5N3771); Physiotherapy Assistant Practice (5N3770); Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749); Care Support (5N0758); Understanding Mental Health (5N3772); Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734); Personal Effectiveness (5N1390); Work Experience (5N1356).
- QQI Level 5 Award in Health Service Skills (5M3782)
1 year – September to May (full-time)
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied, although consideration will be given at interview to any well motivated student. We are looking for enthusiasts. Mature students are particularly welcome.
Ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the Physio Industry or Healthcare sector. Successful graduates may gain employment as a Physiotherapy Assistant as per the HSE Appointed Grade, work as a Healthcare Assistant or similar.
Third Level Links/Progression
Successful graduating students can enter a range of third level courses in the Health Sciences & beyond. The requirements for entry differ from college to college. For more information, click here
€350 or €300 (with valid Medical Card). Please note, course fees are subject to change.