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Frequently Asked Questions | Health and Human Performance

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?
Yes

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.