Accreditation Announcement – IPTAS

Accreditation Announcement

IPTAS has been providing premium quality programmes for over 25 years, with our Physical Therapy programme validated by HETAC/QQI and accredited by the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT). Having driven the development of physical therapy in Ireland, our graduates and current students will (through an amendment to the Health & Social Care Professionals Act) be eligible to register under the Physiotherapists’ Registration Board as Physical Therapists.

Our two newly launched courses will feature much of the original PT curriculum (with upgrades). New programme titles enable us develop greater links for our graduates. Many of our students come to us already having an ITEC qualifications in Sports Therapy but wish to progress to a professional level, whereby they develop the competencies that will enable them build a full-time career on par with other healthcare practitioners. In accordance with the educational level of our programmes, we have been developing accreditation links with relevant bodies.

Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Accreditation
We are delighted to announce that our graduates will be accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation, the UK’s premier professional association for Professional Sports Therapists, Sports Injury and Soft Tissue Therapists. The STO is committed to driving up standards and creating opportunities for members.

STO accreditation has significant benefits for IPTAS students including free membership for each year they are enrolled on our programme in addition to one year free graduate membership. Graduates may also gain access to the STO insurance block scheme which will cost them just £15 per year.

Further to this, STO can verify graduates for free if they wish to register with the CNHC, Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.


Accreditation for Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation

Currently, accreditation for the Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation programme follows the same path as the Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation programme, with the addition of a Sports Therapy module.

To discuss this further, or for more information, please contact admissions here:



Sports Therapy Organisation –

Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council –

CNHC was set up by the UK government to protect the public. They do this by providing a UK register of complementary health practitioners, setting the standards that practitioners need to meet to get onto and then stay on the register, ensure that members are professionally trained and fully insured to practice and investigating complaints about alleged breaches of their code of conduct.