Complementary Medicine Year 1

The first year of the Complementary Medicine course aims to provide a foundation in areas such as Full Body Massage. Three types of certification are on offer; FETAC level 5 certificate, ITEC diploma and Certificate in Tuina Acupressure.

The Certificate in Tuina is awarded by Active Health who are affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the World Health Organisation’s representative for traditional medicines. Click here for the Active Health web site.

Course modules: Year 1

Anatomy and Physiology
Holistic Massage
Figure Analysis Body Massage
Word Processing
Work Practice

How do I get in?

An interest in Holistic Health with suitable educational background. Interview with the course coordinators. There may be a written aptitude test. Certification/portfolio/references/evidence of relevant experience will be taken into account. Biology is not essential but would be an advantage.

How long is the course?

One year full time.

What do I get out of it?
  • FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community and Health Services - 5M4468.
  • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Certificate in Tuina Acupressure
  • Employment with Steiner Cruise Liners
  • Setting up your own business
Where can I go from here?

Progression to year 2 Complementary & holistic therapies. Graduates may seek employment in the Spa / Therapies area. Access may also be available into courses within the health care sector in third level colleges and ITs.

Key facts

Preferences for places in the second year of the Complementary & Holistic Therapies course is given to those who have a satisfactory first year attendance record, a full FETAC certificate (i.e. 8 modules) and the required ITEC Diplomas.

How do I apply?

Please click here and fill in our application form. We will be in touch with you shortly regarding an interview time and date.