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sports therapy &
rehabilitation

( professional diploma )

The sporting environment is becoming increasingly sophisticated regarding player / athlete strength and form. Specialising in Sports Therapy provides an extra edge as therapists have developed their skills in a specific sporting context.

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manual therapy &
rehabilitation

( professional diploma )

The Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation programme educates and trains students to become therapists who specialise in joint health and the treatment of soft tissue – muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.

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Becoming a Manual Therapist or Sports Therapist allows you to follow your passion and work on your own terms. Find Out More:

Welcome to IPTAS

Thank you for your interest in our programmes. With over 25 years of experience in developing and delivering our physical therapy programme, we are delighted to offer 2 new programmes – Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation, and Graduate Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation – designed to provide flexibility for mature students and delivered from three locations, Dublin, Limerick and Galway.

IPTAS is a member of the Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA). Membership is restricted to colleges meeting and abiding by stringent academic and operating regulatory criteria.

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Studying at IPTAS

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Established IN 1989

Our Institute founded the first Physical Therapy course in Ireland in 1989.

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PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS

All our teachers are practitioners who manage busy physical therapy practices alongside their teaching.

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HANDS ON SKILLS

Our approach has brought hands-on skills and a patient-centred focus to the fore.

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MATURE LEARNERS

Opportunities are predominantly for mature learners through the IPTAS extended pathway programme.

What students think about IPTAS

Though I had studied Science and enjoyed the topic, I found myself in a career in retail. When the opportunity came to study evenings and weekends I knew it was right for me.
I started in practice pretty soon after graduating, moving after a little while to being self-employed which suits me best. These days I start work early a couple of mornings and also work late a couple of evenings. It gives a nice work/life balance where I can spend time with family and friends and still have financial independence while owning my own business.

Mary Kinsella
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As a Personal Trainer I had a huge interest in sport and in that way came in contact with a lot of people that had injured themselves. I often wished I could help them! I looked for a good course and took advice from some well-established therapists, all of which pointed me towards IPTAS.

Mark Higgins

Those who know me know how much a part of my life Gaelic Football has been. So when I saw a career path that incorporated this I didn’t have to think too long about pursuing it.
Being part of the backroom team with the Kerry Senior footballers each year since I graduated has been a great experience. As well as treating sports people. I have a private practise from home. The work is fulfilling and I find it rewarding to track patient’s progress and feel that I can reduce discomfort and help them return to daily living.

Harry O'Neill

I started my practice while I was studying at IPTAS, doing a few hours a week as a remedial therapist as well as doing my full time job in the fitness industry. By the time I graduated, I had my own office in Swords practicing full time. Since then it has grown to a clinic consisting of three treatment rooms, including my own and a waiting area. My career has given me many rewards including funding for the purchase of my first home. Now I have a successful business, beautiful home and a rewarding career.

Leona Bermingham

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