Further Education

Further Education 2023-2024

Sports and Physical Therapy 5M5146

This course equips students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to progress to further training in several areas including the Health Sciences, Rehabilitation, Health Nutrition and Sports and Exercise Science in a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology.

Entry Requirements:
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Content:
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice QQI 5N3770

  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology QQI 5N4648

  • Customer Service 5N0792

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Exercise and Fitness 5N2668

  • Nutrition QQI 5N2006

  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis 5N3465

  • Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667

  • Introduction to Sports Massage [ GTI Certified]

In addition to the above modules, students may enrol in the following optional modules at an additional cost:

  • FAR First Aid Responder Course (€100)

  • IATI Patient Moving and Handling (€50)

  • ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

  • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Gym-Based Exercise

Please Note: Additional Certification will incur additional fees.

Progression to Higher Education:

The following progression paths are the most relevant:

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of * CAO

  • Student Services Fee: €175
  • QQI Certification Fee: €50
  • Kits/Uniforms/Books: €250

TOTAL: €475


This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May.

Adult Education:

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

For more Information:
Please note:

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Testimonials: Ruth Geraghty

I gained a lot from GTI. As the learning environment is small, it more inclusive and attends to the holistic and personal learning which for me was essential. It helped me to meet people and really connect with people I was working with every day. Over my two years at GTI, I was afforded many opportunities which I am able to reference on my CV. These opportunities have set me apart from others with similar qualifications in the same market. One of these opportunities and a highlight of the course, was the Erasmus+ program. I was selected to participate in a 3-week placement in Tenerife in my vocational area. The learning opportunities here were endless and boosted my skills and confidence in many ways. GTI also helped to develop other more practical skills which can be carried across many different areas of life such as organisational skills, time keeping, punctuality and basic communication between people – an essential in all business life. These are vital life skills. I really enjoyed my time studying at GTI and the people I met there are friends and contacts I will have for a very long time.