The Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation programme of the University of Galway is designed to provide qualified physiotherapists advanced knowledge and training in the development and application of exercise interventions in the rehabilitation of various chronic diseases.
Students will develop an advanced knowledge of exercise physiology including in-depth understanding of physiological processes that occur during exercise. Students will understand how these changes are beneficial to improving health and fitness. Students will have a clear understanding of the methods of evaluation that can be used to assess these changes, to evaluate the fitness level and to plan and prescribe an exercise program that will be beneficial to the individual as a therapeutic intervention in certain chronic disease settings.
Course syllabus is aligned to CORU recommendations in Ireland and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiologist Qualification. Upon completion students will be able to obtain CPD points. Students will also be eligible for Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification from ACSM. International students with an appropriate undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy will be able to apply for registration in Ireland.
Upon completion of the course students will receive appropriate professional qualification and recognition.
This programme, due to its online mode of study, will appeal to busy professionals wishing to upskill.
- nerve-muscle physiology
- cardiorespiratory physiology
- integrated physiological responses to exercise and methods of evaluation
- metabolism and nutrition in exercise and rehabilitation
- methods of physiological assessment during exercise in clinical populations
- scientific principles of exercise prescription
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- Level 8 (or equivalent) Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, with a minimum score of 2.2 (or equivalent). International students will need to obtain an IELTS score of 6.5.
International17440 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17440 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8680 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8680 EUR per year during 12 months.
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