Orthopaedic Therapy & Sports Massage Courses in Cork

New! Bachelors of Science Degree, BSc Orthopaedic & Manipulative Therapy.

Bachelor of Science BSc Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy

Bachelor of Science  BSc Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy

Course Director: Dr. Neil Sheehan MISCP, MMedSE, PhD.
Places: 14
Acceptance: By Interview
Duration: 3 Years
Exit Award: Yes
Accreditation: National University of Medical Science, Spain. (NUMSS)
ROSTI Approved: This course is approved by the Register of Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Therapists of Ireland.

Subjects Studied.

Year 1:

  • Anatomy
  • Cell biology
  • Ethics & professional practice
  • Orthopaedic therapy
  • Physiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Understanding exercise therapy


Year 2:

  • Anatomy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Injury pathology
  • Manipulative therapy
  • Motion control
  • Orthopaedic therapy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Physiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research method
  • Soft tissue mobilisation


Year 3:

  • Clinical studies
  • Manipulative therapy
  • Pitchside traumatology
  • Orthopaedic therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Research project & dissertation
  • Strapping & taping techniques


Orthopaedic & Manipulative Therapy:

Orthopaedic Therapy is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of injuries of both soft tissue and orthopaedic nature. This course offers the learner the skills necessary to effectively and confidently diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries. Learners will be given the necessary skills to confidently and effectively examine and perform appropriate orthopaedic tests, to be able to arrive at an accurate differential diagnosis of injury.

Manipulative therapy is the treatment of joints using manual mobilisation and thrust techniques. It utilises the techniques of Osteopathy and Chiropractic.

In addition, the learner will receive training in the rehabilitation of the injured person, electrotherapy, orthopaedic testing and treatment protocols.


Start Date: September Yearly. This course utilises blended learning. Students will attend the college three days per week as well as completing home study modules. Students attend the college on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
Home study modules to be completed on non-college days. Full calendar will be sent to students on acceptance of their application.


On successfully completing this course, graduates may apply for registration with the Register of Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Therapists of Ireland (ROSTI). This will give the graduate the status of being an approved therapist by the major Health Insurance Companies in Ireland, allowing their clients to claim treatment fees as allowed under their client’s policies.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of INCOT have been employed by both public and private hospitals, clinics and in private practice.
We have graduates working all over Ireland, in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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Call 021 2417762, or reach us on mobile at 086 661 3997. Please email incotcork@gmail.com with any enquiries, thank you!

Why study with us?

International College of Orthopaedic Therapy have courses accredited by NUMSS, ITEC and FHT. BSc and HDip graduates may apply for membership of the Register of Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Therapists of Ireland (ROSTI), Irelands only independent, voluntary and self-regulating representative body for Orthopaedic Therapists. ROSTI members are approved by VHI Healthcare, Laya Healthcare and Aviva Healthcare.