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1. Centre for Sports Studies - UCD
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The Centre for Sport Studies, established in University College Dublin in 1999, serves as a focus of innovative academic activity in the increasingly important areas of Sports Studies through research, consultancy and the provision of multidisciplinary teaching. The Centre has a staff of five, works in partnership with departments in all UCD faculties and utilises the expertise of over 30 guest lecturers from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. There are approximately 200 full-time and part-time students, including mature entrants and elite athletes, enrolled on its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our MSc (Sports Studies) is being offered by UCD's Centre for Sports Studies in association with the Centre for Continuing Professional Education. This new programme may be taken on a one-year full time or a two-year part time basis and will normally be open to graduates who have completed and achieved a high standard in their primary degree.
3 year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sport & Exercise Management, Diploma in Sports Management (two-year programme), Certificate in Injury Management & Fitness in Sport, MSc in Sports Studies - a research Masters programme

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2. Lts First Aid Specialists
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L.T.S. is a specialist First Aid training company, located in Swords, North Dublin, Ireland, offering both In-House Training and Public Courses. We provide customized First Aid training courses to a wide variety of businesses and commercial organizations nationwide to enhance health and safety in the workplace. Recognized by the Health & Safety Authority and with Instructors and Examiners registered with the National Ambulance Training School, L.T.S. delivers training courses that are tailored to meet specific requirements and which meet current legislation and industry guidelines.
Occupational First Aid, Emergency First Aid, Basic First Aid, Childcare First Aid, Defibrillator Training, CPR for Family & Friends, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Manual Handling
3. National Training Centre
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The National Training Centre (NTC), with locations in Dublin and across Ireland in Cork, Galway and Donegal, is a Health Fitness & Bodywork School offering day, evening and weekend certificate, diploma & post graduate degree courses in complementary medical healthcare and health related fitness. NTC exists to provide education and training which lead to industry recognised national qualifications.

NTC is the accepted authority in the area of Health Fitness & Bodywork Therapy in Ireland, and we work with world authorities to bring the very latest educational experiences to our students. Our organisation is 100% student focused, and our custom built facilities recognise our commitment to enhancing student's learning experiences and outcomes.
Certificate, Diploma & Post Graduate Degree Courses in Health Fitness & Bodywork Therapy:

- Physical Therapy
- Fitness
- Pilates
- Osteopathy Training
- Nutrition Science
- Weight Management
4. Litton Lane Training
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Litton Lane Training has been running health and fitness courses in Ireland since 1987. Our head office is currently based at Dunboyne Business Park in Co. Meath while courses run at a variety of other venues around the country including Dublin, Cork and Galway. Our courses include ITEC fitness instructor diploma courses, certified personal trainer course, a comprehensive Stott Pilates instructor course and FETAC Sports and Recreation courses. We also include extra modules such as Indoor Biking Instruction, First Aid, Studio Boxing and an Add-On Personal Training Option all of which will give you the edge when you qualify. Evening, weekend and day classes are available.

Over the years Litton Lane Training has developed a strong and reliable reputation due to its high standard of course content and delivery. In the health and fitness business, similar to any other business, reputation is enhanced only by consistently delivering a high standard of service at a competitive price. We see it as an enjoyable challenge to ensure that each student is happy with their course experience.
- ITEC fitness instructor diploma
- ITEC gym and studio instructor diploma
- Personal training introductory course
- American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer course
- Stott Pilates instructor course
- FETAC Sports and Recreation Level 5
- FETAC Level 6 - Train the Trainer Course
5. Donegal Surf School
Courses / Programs
We are an outdoor sports training and education centre in Donegal, Ireland. We specialise in surf and watersports coaching and training. We offer semester and gap-year programmes for students wishing to become outdoor sports instructors. Our overseas students can also do internships and study Irish culture while working towards world-recognised qualification in surf coaching, lifeguarding, ropes & climbing, kayaking and first aid. Overseas students are welcome to avail of excellent rates for semesters and gap-year options which include full accommodation in Ireland plus all equipment required.
Our courses run from 1-week for local and domestic students to semester and academic year-long courses for overseas students. Our courses focus on outdoor sports, with particular attention to surfing, lifeguarding and climbing. Internships and cultural courses are also offered to out overseas students.
6. Portobello Institute Ireland, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Portobello Institute is a private college in Dublin, Ireland offering intensive post-leaving certificate training to students of all ages. We offer a wide range of sports therapy, health and fitness certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses providing training the fields of sports management, gym instruction, personal training, sports massage among others. Full-time, part-time and intensive day courses are available. Some courses are also offered in training centres in Cork and Galway. All courses have been designed to meet the demands of wide and expanding industries where employment is ensured for successful graduates.

We welcome mature students and international students to the college. Our aim is to help you gain successful employment in your chosen field. Portobello Institute’s work experience programme for our full-time students provides you with an introduction to your chosen industry, which will then usually pave the way for employment opportunities within the industry of your choice. At the end of the course year the college hosts its annual Graduation Ceremony, at which students are presented with their Portobello Institute Certificate.
Full-time Certificate & Diploma Courses:
- Sports Therapy
- Sports and Recreation
- Sports Management (Certificate Yr 1)
- Sports Management (Diploma Yr 2)
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Development (Advanced)
- Sports Science
- Gym Instruction and Personal Training

Part time and Intensive Day Courses:
- ISSA Personal Trainer Course
- ISSA Fitness Therapist Course
- ITEC Sports Massage Course
- Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (ITEC Holistic Massage)
- Nutritional Advisor (ITEC Diet and Nutrition)
7. National Council for Exercise & Fitness, Limerick
Courses / Programs
The National Council for Exercise & Fitness (NCEF) is an academic affiliate of the University of Limerick (UL), offering the only university accredited Health/Fitness Professional Instructor qualifications in Ireland.

Certificate, Higher Certificate, Diploma & Degree qualifications are awarded at Levels 6,7 & 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and at Levels 5 & 6 on the European Framework (EQF).

The NCEF is audited and aligned to the European Industry standard, Exercise for Health Specialist (EQF Level 5).
Professional fitness instructor training courses:

- Year 1: Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness - (NFQ Level 6) (EQF Level 5)

- Year 2: Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness - (NFQ Level 6, Major) (EQF Level 5)

- Year 3: Diploma in Exercise & Health Fitness - (NFQ Level 7) (EQF Level 6)

- Year 4: B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness - (NFQ Level 8) (EQF Level 6)
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