close [X]Physical Therapy
A 15 month part-time programme which leads to qualification as a Neuromuscular Physical therapist and Sports Massage therapist.
Applicants need to have a keen interest in the treatment of pain, injury and soft tissue dysfunction.
close [X]Health Fitness
The National Qualification in Indoor Cycling is the only professional qualification offered for Indoor Cycling in Ireland.
The aim of this programme is for fitness instructors and personal trainers to develop a critical understanding of Indoor Cycling and to enable them to teach what has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in gymnasiums and health clubs around the world.
close [X]Pilates Courses
Designed for those with or without any formal qualification, our Pilates programme has recently been upgraded to Advanced Diploma status as a result of ongoing work to develop standards nationally and internationally.
The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is the highest level of qualification available in the areas of mat-based Pilates in Ireland - guaranteed.
close [X]MSc Degrees
Masters Degree in Weight Management
This part-time programme commenced in Sept 2010 and is run in Dublin in association with the National Obesity Forum.
It was the first of its type in the UK and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dieticians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists.
close [X]BSc. Hons Osteopathy
BSc. (Hons) Osteopathy
The BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy, which is validated and accredited by the University of Chester, is an internationally accepted qualification, which will afford the successful graduate the ability to practice as an Osteopath in Ireland and many other European countries.
close [X]Dissection Seminar
This seminar offers therapists and other allied professionals a unique educational experience that will influence the way you work. There is no substitute for dissection in your efforts to learn, appreciate and truly understand human anatomy.
Aqua Fitness Course
The aim of this programme is for fitness instructors to develop a critical understanding of Aqua Fitness Training and to enable them to obtain the high standards required to teach Aqua Fitness safely and effectively to the general public following the National Standards & Guidelines as set down by NCEHS.
The National Qualification in Aqua Fitness is open to application from all fitness professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current qualification from NCEHS, NCEF, ITEC etc.
The qualification must include exercise to music. Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If you have any doubt whether your qualification meets the requirements please contact the NTC prior to enrollment.
The National Qualification in Aqua Fitness covers all relevant areas including:
- Exercise Physiology - specific to Aqua training & buoyancy.
- Class Design - how to structure an effective aqua class, suitable exercise selection, training effects, use of equipment etc.
- Warming up and Cooling down
- Increasing and decreasing Intensity
- Injury Prevention including Contra indications, exercises to avoid etc.
- Suitability of Aqua training for: Pre & Post Natal Clients, Elderly Clients, Injuries & Rehabilitation
- Music Selection - Tempo, BPM etc.
- Creative Class Concepts.
- NCEHS National Standards and Guidelines
The cost of the National Qualification in Aqua Fitness course is €275.00. All course fees are non refundable and must be paid before the commencement of each course.
Graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training receive a €30.00 discount on fees for this course and can participate at the reduced cost of €245.00
You can enroll online by selecting the course and payment option which best suits your requirements on the right hand side of this page.
Alternatively you can contact us by telephone on 01 882 7777.
You may also download an enrollment form and brochure in the Downloads panel to the left, and send completed forms to: National Training Centre, 15 - 16 St. Joseph's Parade, Dorset Street, Dublin 7.
You may also contact us at anytime to discuss any queries you have.
All NCEHS tutors are trained professionals with a vast amount of industry experience. The tutors for this specific programme are respected authorities in the general area of Exercise and Health studies and the specific area of Aqua Fitness and, as with all NTC programmes, they are committed to providing the best possible learning experience and successful outcome for students.
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Do I need to hold any other qualification in order to participate on this programme ?
Yes. In order to participate on the National Qualification in Aqua Fitness programme you must hold a current, valid and recognised fitness instructor qualification. Certificates will not be issued in respect of the National Qualification in Aqua Fitness until participants have submitted copies of their primary fitness instruction qualifications. Graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training do not need to submit copies of their primary qualification as the NTC will have this information on file. Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If you have any doubt whether your qualification meets the requirements please contact the NTC prior to enrollment.
What will I be qualified to do when I complete this course successfully ?
On successful completion you will be fully qualified to deliver safe and effective water based fitness classes to groups of individuals.
Will I need to get insurance ?
The National Training Centre's code of ethics insists that all NTC graduates who are actively working in the profession, hold a professional indemnity insurance policy which covers the instructor against legal action taken by a client as a result of an injury which was received when following instruction. Instructors who are working on private premises may also need to hold public liability insurance if such cover is not held by the owners of the premises.
How long does this course last ?
The National Qualification in Aqua Fitness is a two day Advanced Certification Programme.
How much does this course cost ?
The National Qualification in Aqua Fitness costs €275.00. Individuals who hold the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training receive a discounted rate of just €245.00. In line with all National Training Centre programmes there are no additional or hidden fees in relation to this programme.
Where is this course available ?
The National Qualification in Aqua Fitness is delivered by the National Training Centre at various venues throughout the country.
How will I be assessed ?
Students of the National Qualification in Aqua Fitness will sit a written and practical examination at the end of the second tutorial day.
What age group participate on this course ?
Students of all ages participate on the National Qualification in Aqua Fitness.
What is the success rate ?
In excess of 95% of students participating on the National Qualification in Aqua Fitness will be successfully examined at the first attempt.
Can I pay by installments ?
No - there is no installment payment option available for this programme.
Noticeboard / Updates
Course is currently under review. New dates will be available once the review has been completed.