• Question: how many points do you need minimum in the Leaving Cert to be a physiotherapist

    Asked by beep42ear to Sudhin, Sergio, Katie, Frances, Diarmuid, Aoife on 19 Nov 2019.
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      Katie Fala answered on 19 Nov 2019:

      Hmm, I had a quick look and it would seem to be 532 last year in RCSI. Maybe check with your career guidance teacher to make sure that you’ve looked all the courses on offer. It’s always worth trying to do your best in the LC , especially as points can rise from year to year based on demand, but also remember that there are other ways to achieve your career goals aside from the direct secondary school -> degree path. For example, physiotherapy degrees in the UK or EU may have less stringent entry requirements. Or you could go back as a mature student once you turn 24. Or there are courses that might not qualify you as a physiotherapist per se but would cover a lot of the same material e.g. in health science, biology, physiology, anatomy, sports science with a view to completing a degree or masters in physiotherapy later. All the best with your studies, whatever form they may take!