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Athletic Therapy & Training

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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Kildare
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Why did you choose to study in this college?

I thought it was a way into physiotherapy, which it has links to, but there is a variety of opportunities stemming from the course

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

Smaller classes make it easier to learn, the lecturers work closely with the students especially in 3rd and 4th year and a wide variety of skills are learned that are very useful

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?

16-20hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

If you studied abroad, is there any advice you would give someone looking to study abroad?

Didn’t study abroad

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Practical elements- learning how to perform testing techniques and their related uses in the world of sport

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Some of the first year modules are very science based which is important as a basis in the course but do not seem related at the time. however help is available at any time

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

More specific information on the modules in every year and the set up of the course over the years

Why?

They have books related to relevant topics and good online services in relation to readings relevant to the modules

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

More than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Why?

Some sports clubs such as the GAA or soccer that are very active in the college

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?

60-80

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

250-350

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

If yes, where and why?

Drumcondra; there is a student atmosphere as there are a number of colleges close by, it is close to DCU and also close to town for the social life, rent is also cheaper than town or nearer to the college

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

The atmosphere around campus is friendly, it has an active clubs and societies groups and people are generally down to earth and friendly

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