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    Sports Massage Therapy

    Sports Massage Therapy | Level 3 | P12898

    Study options

    How to study

    Part Time - Evening

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    28th September 2024

    Days and times

    Days & Times

    Thursday Evening 5.30pm – 8.30pm



    20 Weeks



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will provide you with the relevant knowledge and understanding of massage techniques when working on the human body, and the anatomy behind this. A Sports Massage Therapist role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. 

      This course is practical based and hands on, focusing on treatments for pre, post, and inter-event maintenance and restorative purposes, using an array of fundamental massage techniques. Scope of practice is limited to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute or pre-existing conditions. 

      Ideally, you will have an interest in sport, and previous knowledge of anatomy and physiology would be advantageous, however, no previous massage qualifications or experience is required. It would be beneficial to you to purchase your own massage equipment (fold away bed, towels and oils) for you to gain additional practice in your own time.

      The 3 hour sessions will take place face to face with a course tutor on a weekly basis. We have links with a number of partners in the area where work experience can take place. 

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £1417.00Course fee £55.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £1417.00 Course fee £55.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £1417.00Course fee £55.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £1417.00Course fee £55.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £1417.00Course fee £55.00Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      No formal entry requirements, however, the following would be desired:

      • Good customer service and communication skills
      • A flexibility to work at events and external opportunities throughout the year to aid development

    • What modules will I study?
      • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
      • Application of fundamental sports massage techniques
      • Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments
      • Evaluation of sports massage treatment
      • Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with client’s requirements and expectations
      • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments
      • Principles of health and fitness
      • Professional practice in sports massage
      • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
    • Days and times

      Thursday Evening 5.30pm – 8.30pm

    • How will I be assessed?

      The course is assessed through exams, workbooks, case studies and practical observations. 

    • What can I do next?

      On successful completion of this qualification, you can gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist. Progression could also lead on to a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

    Apply now!

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