Sports Injuries – Single Subject

This module aims explores the functional anatomy of the exercising body and how sports injuries are diagnosed and treated.

On successful completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

Apply the understanding of anatomy to understand the mechanisms of exercise-related injury and to allow accurate diagnosis with clinical and investigative skills.

Examine the nature and causes of various sports injuries including acute injuries, overuse injuries etc.

Devise means to prevent injury by appropriate assessment and advice pre or during exercise or training programmes.

Critically assess the evidence base of available treatment options once an injury has been diagnosed.

Develop a holistic, multi-disciplinary understanding of all aspects of exercise-related injury and gain an appreciation of multi-factorial nature of musculoskeletal injuries.

Demonstrate problem-solving skills based on the requirements of the injured individual using case studies.

Intended for: Coaches, Athletes and Therapists.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Mature Student over 23 years of age.


Sports injuries, Sources of pain, Biomechanics of common sporting injuries, Clinical assessment and diagnosis of injuries

Investigations, Injury prevention, Aspects of recovery, including the role of nutrition and psychology, Introduction to musculoskeletal conditions.


This is a standalone qualification, however students are required complete academic work and assessment in order to achieve the single subject certificate. However, as a graduate you will be exempt from the above module on the BSc (Hons) in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology that is delivered on a full time basis.

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Additional Information

Duration : 12 weeks – Monday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing: 6.00pm Monday 16 September 2013

Enquiries: Caroline Burke, Email:

Course Fee: €350





Application to

12 weeks Part Time 7 Adult and Continuing Education, AIT