Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to present current concepts and practical skills relating to prevetion and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries to the spine, upper limbs and lower limbs for the Atheltic Therapist and Trainer as part of the multidisciplinary team. Methods to increase joint range of motion, flexibility, proprioception, strength, endurance and power will be explained, demonstrated and practised. Topics and methods relating to fitness testing, sports specific rehabilitation and return to play decisions will also be included. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. identify the components of a comprehensive plan of care for an injured physically active individual acting as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
    2. develop a progressive exercise program to, include but not limited to, improving range of motion, neuromuscular control and muscular strength, endurance and power
    3. develop home exercise programmes
    4. Develop activity specific end stage rehabilitation programmes
    5. determine the ability of a patient to return to physical activity

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.