About Institute of Physical Therapy
The Institute of Physical Therapy & Applied Science Limited is the founder of the physical therapy profession in Ireland. Our innovative and pioneering work in developing the course has been formally recognised and the school is an accepted centre of excellence in the teaching of manual skills and bodywork techniques.
The extended pathway model which allows you study while you earn, has made this profession accessible to mature students from a wide variety of backgrounds and a broad range of ages. Some come to us as mature students with no more than a Leaving Certificate and others after gaining their primary degree. For still others the course is a chance to re-train and perhaps fulfill a lifetime ambition of working, or becoming self-employed, in a caring profession. Gaining a formal recognition is rightly a priority for students returning to education.
Many students choose this as a second career path, coming from occupations as diverse as accountancy and meteorology, and from bricklaying to banking.