Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Course
15 Weeks
Fully funded

This Sports Massage Therapy course is for anyone looking to become a Sports Massage Therapist. You will learn how to work with a range of clients. For instance who have: * dysfunctional tissue * without acute/post-acute injuries * underlying pathological conditions Call Emma on 07949 308 093 to start your career in fitness.

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Course Overview

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy provides learners with a combination of knowledge and skills. In other words this will enable you to gain the qualification as a sports massage therapist.

The qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue or further a career in sports massage. Above all, you will be taught how to provide sports massage therapy to a wide range of clients. This may include of:

  • sports performers
  • athletes
  • individuals

Suffering from day to day problems such as:

  • repetitive strain injury
  • sprains
  • tension
  • fatigue

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Course Duration
15 Weeks
Course Fees
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Course Level
Level 3
Awarding Body
North East

What will you learn?

Anatomy and physiology for sports massage - Unit 1

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand the structure and functions of:

  • human body
  • the skin
  • skeletal system
  • joints
  • muscular system
  • nervous system
  • endocrine system
  • cardiovascular system
  • respiratory system
  • lymphatic system
  • digestive system
  • urinary system
  • the effects of sports massage on the body systems

Principles of health and fitness - Unit 2

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to:

  • understand the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • learn the effects of exercise on the body
  • know the components of fitness
  • learn the principles of training
  • understand the importance of healthy eating

Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction - Unit 3

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • soft tissue dysfunction
  • the process of repair of soft tissue

Professional practice in sports massage - Unit 4

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • legislation required in sports massage
  • scope of practice in sports massage
  • standards relevant to the sports massage profession
  • principles of professional practice in sports massage
  • how to produce, maintain and store client records

Sports massage treatments - Unit 5

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • the history and development of massage
  • fundamentals of sports massage treatments
  • how to assess and screen clients for sports massage treatments
  • carry out client assessments
  • devise sports massage treatment plans
  • apply sports massage treatments
  • the evaluation of sports massage treatments
  • evaluate sports massage treatments

Can I apply
for this course?

Whether you qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan depends on your: course, age and nationality or residency status.

  • You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course
  • Be living in the UK on the first day of your course
  • Have been living in the UK, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course
  • Be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay).

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All of the courses we offer at SNE are aimed to help progress your continuous professional development.

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

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"The tutor is great. I really enjoyed the course and gained a lot of good knowledge. This is what I really wanted to do. Something like this for a while and this course fit around my lifestyle."

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