« Go Back

Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3Apply Now »

Course Image
Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 18

Hours: 3.00

Start: 08/09/2020

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 1987.00*

Adult Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques. 
 
Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions.
 
The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist, either employed or self-employed.

This qualification was developed collaboratively with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).
 
Courses run for 18 weeks and are scheduled for the following dates:
Tuesday: 8/09/20 - 26/01/21
Monday: 1/02/21 - 28/06/21
 
Course fees are £1987 full cost or candidates can take out an Adult Learner Loan for this amount. 
 
A minimum of five candidates is needed for each course to run.

Entry requirements

You need:

  • English and maths skills suitable for this level of study
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent personal hygiene, appearance and professional demeanour
  • A flexibility to work at events and external opportunities throughout the year to aid your development

Course Content

Learners will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed against your skills relating to:
  • Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments
  • Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with clients' requirements and expectations
  • Application of fundamental sports massage techniques
  • Evaluation of sports massage treatments
  • Anatomy and physiology

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may wish to purchase your own massage equipment, fold-away beds and oils in order to practise. This is not, however, a requirement of the course.

 

What can I do after this course?

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.

They can also consider progression to the:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

broomfiled hall campus

About Broomfield Hall »

centre for sport

centre for sport logo

Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.

Find out More »

Christian Flanagan

Christian Flanagan

Former runner Christian on right track for personal training career

Training for a sport-related career was a natural step for DCG personal training student Christian Flanagan.
 
Christian, who is 19 and from Allestree, comes from a sports-loving family and has been actively involved in sport from a young age.
 
He is currently completing level 3 in sports massage at Broomfield Hall, having previously gained a level 2 certificate in gym instruction and level 3 diploma in personal training.
 
Christian has been going to the gym since he was 12, has played basketball for his county, and at 15 became the fastest 100m runner in his age group in Derbyshire, recording a time of just 10.9 seconds. Until he started college, he ran for Derby Athletic Club at Moorways.
 
Having a dad who used to play cricket semi-professionally has also been a big influence on his career choices.
 
Christian added: “I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training.”
 
Christian had been working at a Derby gym for a year until the pandemic struck but hopes to get another job as a gym instructor when he leaves college next year.
 
Ultimately, he would like to work for himself as a personal trainer, with sports massage among the services he’ll be able to offer his own clients. 

I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training

ShareButtons

Go to top