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Sports Massage Therapy

Diploma Level 3

Study mode Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date 3 October 2023
Duration 14 teaching weeks

Our level 3 Sports Massage course enables you to learn the fundamentals of sports massage, improve client performance and prevent injury.

This Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is designed to give you the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to provide massage for preparation and recovery from strenuous exercise and physical activities. This qualification is fully endorsed and supported by The General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) and has been developed in association with The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA).

This course will teach you the fundamentals of how to perform sports massage for different areas of the body. You will focus on performing sports massage for pre and post event exercise, and will learn how massage is used effectively to treat injury and dysfunction for the body. The course is designed to predominantly develop practical massage skills through observation and feedback from our highly qualified and experienced lecturers. This course uses a blended learning approach, with the onsite taught sessions being practical in nature, and the theoretical work being completed in your own time. Modules you will study include:

  • Application of performance massage
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • The principles of soft-tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology

Course fees for our part-time courses are dependent upon the availability of government funding, your current income and your existing qualifications. It may also be possible for you to apply for Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course fees.

Please contact our Student Services Team to discuss fees and any support that you may be entitled to.

Lessons will run on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm-8:30pm, where you will be taught in one of our fully equipped sports massage suites. It is also expected that you study the a few hours each week for the duration of the course.

  • Online Assessment workbooks
  • Observations
  • Worksheets

You could progress onto our Level 4 Sports Massage qualification or an apprenticeship. Alternatively, you may go to work in the sports massage industry or explore university courses.

  • English GCSE grade 3 or above (or equivalent)
  • Learners must be aged 19 or over
  • Learners must be fit and able enough to perform massage and be able to communicate with clients

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