Develop a detailed understanding of nutrition, diet and health by exploring how our behaviour can motivate and empower lifestyle choices. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for the beginnings of a career in nutrition and health, or a foundation for further study in the emerging field of nutrition/ dietetics, health and wellbeing. Complete 8 modules leading to an award in Community Health Services 5M4468
This is a one year, full time course, running from September to May.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A Student Service fee of €100 also applies.
Complete a detailed study of the nutrition through the lifecycle and the link between diet and health. Construct nutritional plans and develop skills necessary for interpreting food labelling.
A detailed insight in the structure and function of the human body & each of its systems. Learn how the human body operates and functions. Develop an understanding into normal body functions and how our health is related to this.
Develop an understanding of the development of sport, recreation and leisure up to the current day. Learn how to plan and manage various sport/ recreation events. Understand why people become involved in/ drop out of sport/ physical activity throughout life. Learn about standards in sport and leisure industry. Examine the components of fitness and how this related to our health.
Psychology 5N0754 is the study of Human Behaviour.
Complete a 4-week hands on placement in an area of your choosing related to nutrition, health or exercise.
Develop skills needed in the workplace including IT skills, team working skills as well as research and writing skills.