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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the undergraduate ATT programme differ from that of SSH?
Although in the first two years the ATT and SSH undergraduate programmes share a number of modules there are many distinct differences. This becomes more noticeable as you progress through your 4 year degree programme. The two courses have been specifically designed to include a combination of theoretical, practical and inter-personal skill to equip you for a career in your field of study once you graduate from DCU.

How does the undergraduate programme in ATT differ from physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a general programme which includes non-musculoskeletal illnesses, such as respiratory illness, burns, neural damage, cardiac disease and stroke. In contrast ATT focuses exclusively on musculoskeletal injuries including prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Can I teach once I have graduated with a SSH degree?
No, you will need to complete a specific postgraduate teaching qualification to pursue teaching as a career.

Can I teach once I have graduated with a PEB degree?

If I am applying through the athlete entry programme do I have to apply for a DCU sports scholarship at the same time?
No these are 2 separate processes. Once you have been offered a place on a course through the athlete entry programme you are then eligible to apply for a DCU sports scholarship.