This honours degree, originally entitled Health and Leisure with Massage, provides the knowledge, skills and competences to launch a fulfilling career as a professional in health, fitness, sport and leisure sectors, with massage therapy as a significant supporting skillset. In additional to massage-related modules, the programme consists of many of the same subject areas as the Health Sport and Exercise Sciences programmes, Exercise Science, Health Science, Activity Leadership, Physical Education, Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity, Work Placement, Research and supporting subject areas.
Massage-related modules include a range of practical massage therapy treatment and casework elements, therapeutic client relationship and screening, aquatic therapy, rehabilitation, applied anatomy and functional assessment. The theoretical foundations underpinning the promotion of wellness (wellbeing science, behaviour change, exercise referral) as well as optimal body function through massage/ body work are also key elements of the programme.
This degree programme involves vigorous physical activity, eligible candidates will need medical clearance. Garda vetting is also mandatory.