Certificate in Adapted Physical Activity Communication, Policy and Provision

NFQ Level:  9
Credits: 20
Award Type: Minor Award
Application: Download the following application form
Closing Date: Currently Not Accepting Applications
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Course Description

There is a need for proactive members of multidisciplinary teams who have the self-awareness in their strengths and abilities and the knowledge and understanding of disability issues to impact on policy development and implementation which will benefit people with and without disabilities in being active in inclusive settings. To be a strong advocate one needs confidence but also a vast knowledge of policy and legislation at local, national, european and international levels as well as the issues facing people with disabilities. This minor award will be very attractive to recent graduates who are trying to find their voice in their organisation.

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Entry Requirements

Level 8 Bachelor (honours degree) 2:2 or higher in physical education, health and leisure, sports science, physiotherapy or related fields. The applicant’s undergraduate programme must include specific prerequisite attainment in the discipline areas of anatomy, physiology and adapted physical activity. Sufficient conversational and written English language skills - an IELTS requirement of 6.5 is specified for this course.


1 year part-time September 2015 to May 2016 (two hours one day per week in semester 1 and five hours one day per week in semester 2)

Progression Opportunities

Master of Science in Adapted Physical Activity Leadership.



There are additional prerequisite knowledge requirements for some of the elective choices.Sufficient conversational and written English language skills - an IELTS requirement of 6.5 or by demonstrating that previous studies through English were completed successfully.


Dr. Michael Hall
Tel: +353 (0)66 7144168 Ext: 4168

Lifelong Learning Department

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