The course aims to deliver neuromuscular therapy education that will match and exceed the standards set worldwide. It will enable you to develop a competence and confidence in all aspects of professional practice, by encouraging autonomy and criticality in thinking and action.
Our MSc in Neuromuscular Therapy is a historical and unique development for the profession of bodywork and all involved in the study of myofascial trigger points and myofascial therapy work worldwide. The curriculum for the MSc was developed around three interconnected evidence-based themes of wholism, integration and functionalism embedded in an interprofessional learning environment.
During our programme, bodywork professionals will have the opportunity to develop the critical and practical skills necessary to design, conduct and critically appraise research in the field of neuromuscular therapy, specifically in the areas of myofascial trigger points and fascia.
Most modules are taught at the National Training Centre (NTC) in Dublin. The Human and Fascial Anatomy module is taught at King’s College, London, where you will complete human cadaver dissections as part of your studies.
With a tutoring team of highly qualified and respected bodywork experts, this programme will give participants a complete and fully rounded education.
The course has a focused emphasis on fascia, myofascial trigger points and chronic pain solutions using neuromuscular therapy. You will cover Human and Fascial Anatomy, including cadaver dissections, in addition to exploring medical exercise modalities through knowledge of:
- Myofascial Trigger Points, Sensitisation and Neuromuscular Pain
- Human and Fascial Anatomy
- Functional Nutritional Medicine
- Research Methods and Data Analysis
- Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques
- The Science of Medical Exercise
- Research Project
Modules will be taught every eight weeks over three days to accommodate students who work full time. Learning will be achieved via:
- practical sessions
- group workshops
- independent study.
You will be assessed via coursework assignment, e.g. 4,000 words, or equivalent, and by completion of a research project.
The MSc in Neuromuscular Therapy is an internationally accepted qualification, which will afford the successful graduate the ability to practice as an Neuromuscular Therapist in Ireland and many other European countries.
Enrolment is available to applicants with a professional undergraduate degree qualification or equivalent. In addition, applicants are also expected to have practical skills and competencies in Bodywork Therapy and/or a related field of study. The normal university procedures of APL and APEL apply.