Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists
ANMPT The objects for which the Association is established are to protect and enhance the rights and privileges of those practicing physical therapies including, but not limited to, neuromuscular therapy, physical therapy and sports massage; to promote honourable practice; to repress malpractice; to settle disputed points of practice; to decide questions of professional usage of courtesy; and to establish a register of members.
The Register of Exercise Professionals
In the absence of any legislation, regulations or Licencing, there are currently no restrictions on anyone offering training and claiming to be qualified to teach exercise or fitness classes or gives gym instruction /personal training. Following on from the REPS Registers established in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, REPS Ireland has been established by ILAM (who are the Employers and Industry Body for the sector in Ireland). REPS Ireland has agreed mutual recognition with REPS UK and agreements with other countries is expected to follow in the near future through EREPS, ICREPS and directly with other National registers.
The Academy of Emergency Care in Sport
The Academy offers the first National Vocational Qualifications for those who offer immediate emergency care at sporting / training events. They aim to provide qualified personnel to protect and treat those who become injured or unwell during training events or competition.
The European Health & Fitness Association
EHFA, is a not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of the sector in Brussels with the EU, the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne and the World Health Organisation in Geneva. With its objective to get more people, more active, more often, EHFA is a standards setting body of the health and fitness industry in Europe and promotes best practice in instruction and training.
The European Register of Exercise Professionals
EREPS is an independent process for the registering of all instructors, trainers and teachers working across Europe in the exercise and fitness industry. It is a pan-European system, based on independent national registers, culminating in a central European database.
The University of Chester
The National Training Centre is an academic partner of the University of Chester, reflecting the high standards of education provided. The University of Chester has been making history since 1839 and is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham.
The eLF project has been established to create a European training system for e-learning in fitness to cover the minimum standards for both the theory (knowledge) and the practical skills and competencies and to create a platform for an interactive national professional register which will collaborate with other international registers.
Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) is the UK's leading awarding body for health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications. They develop and award a diverse suite of qualifications that are delivered through a range of institutions including private training providers, universities, colleges, prisons and schools within the UK and internationally. Their suite of qualifications is highly respected amongst industry experts, employers and learners both in the UK and internationally. The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork offered by the NTC is CYQ accredited.
The Mardyke Arena is the fitness facility of University College Cork and the National Training Centre's National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training and the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy are delivered here. Other advanced certification programmes are also available from the NTC at the Mardyke Arena
The Osteopathic International Alliance
The OIA advances the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and osteopathy worldwide. The goals of the Osteopathic International Alliance are to:
- Collect and disseminate accurate and targeted information about the state of the osteopathic profession worldwide
- Promote excellence in osteopathic education, research, and health care delivery
- Conduct consultative partnerships with international associates and organizations to advocate for the osteopathic profession
- Sponsor and deliver educational forums
- Participate in jointly sponsored research and health care related activities
The Osteopathic European Academic Network
OSEAN is composed of like-minded osteopathic educational institutions with a common mission which may be summarised as follows:
- To foster collaboration and innovation among its member schools in various areas including administration, education, research and service.
- To provide a common European representation of schools in a time of emerging European standards
- To establish and develop common research streams
- To achieve academic recognition for osteopathy in all countries
- To develop a standardised model of osteopathic education throughout Europe
- To develop active scientific, academic and professional communication links – essential for the development of osteopathy, both as an independent, clearly identifiable profession, and in its relationship with other professions in the health care sector
- To establish high academic teaching standards by making sure that osteopathic lecturers are trained in education
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NTC and the eLF Project
The eLF project aims to train professionals to meet European standards in relation to fitness instruction, group fitness instruction, aqua fitness instruction, aligned to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and personal training, aligned to Level 4 on the EQF.