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Level: N/A

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/11/2018

Days / Times: Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 450.00*

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. 
 
This course introduces you to Sports Massage Therapy. It will help you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist, either employed or self-employed. It will also prepare you for undertaking a full Level 3 Massage qualification.

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

Course Content

You will cover elements of the following topic areas:

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

How will I be assessed?

This course will have no formal assessments. However, your knowledge and techniques will be reviewed through in-class questioning and observation.

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 should consider progression to the:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Rosie Sharp

Rosie Sharp

College powers weight trainer Rosie’s gym career forward

Fitness apprentice Rosie Sharp said Derby College is "100 percent" behind turning her passion for gym training into a new career.
Rosie, 20, decided against going on to further studies after taking philosophy, psychology and law at A-level.
Instead she worked in sales at a sports magazine but eventually found the job was not really for her.
But Rosie has been keen on weight training from the age of 17, and when she found an apprentice job advertised online at B Physical in Ashbourne, she decided to go for it.
Despite having no directly relevant qualifications she managed to demonstrate her commitment to the gym environment and landed the role.
Rosie said she wasn't sporty at all at school and her mum just said "really...?", when she told her she was going to work in her a gym.
She said the college and B Physical worked closely together. She was visited once a week as part of her course.
Rosie has now passed Level 2 Personal Training and is considering going on to Level 3.
In addition, she said she had also taken a sports massage distance learning course and may take her career in that direction.

Derby College has been 100 per cent important for my career because without the qualification I couldn't do what I'm doing – I had no fitness qualifications before I came here.

The college and gym work well together, and it was all relevant to what I needed to learn. It's been really good.


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