Holistic Health


The aim of this course is to prepare students for employment in the Alternative Health Industry.

The QQI Award in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage allows individuals to work in beauty salons, health clubs or for themselves.  The course is also a stepping-stone for those interested in a career in sports and fitness.

Course Content

QQI Level 5 Award subjects

  • Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
  • Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) 
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Exercise and Fitness (5N2668)
  • Marketing
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis (5N3465) 
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience



QQI Level 5 Major Award in Community Health Services 5M4468


Students may progress through the Higher Education Links scheme.  Click here for links.

Job Opportunities

Work as a personal trainer, as a nurse, as a carer, as a masseuse, in nutrition or sport



High School of Automotive Trades visit Plunket College

MVM | Motor vehicle | technology | partnership | France | Automotive Trades | work placements

Motor Apprenticeships

Motor Vehicle Maintenance | apprenticeship | Joe Duffy | Ford | National Jobs Week | Regina Doherty TD | Minister | Employment Affairs & Social Protection | QQI Level 5


Repeating may seem like the end of the world but the dedicated and hard-working teachers and staff at Plunket College make repeating less stressful.  I'd recommend it to anyone.

Denise, Repeat Leaving Certificate

"I never thought that I would go to university because of Leaving Cert points, never mind have the opportunity to study in an area (Psychology) where it is so difficult to get a place.  I owe how well I did in university in no small part to the year I spent on the Counselling & Psychology course in Plunket College; it was indispensable in getting me where I am now, a second year Psychology student in NUI Maynooth.

David O'Neill, BA in Psychology student, NUI Maynooth

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