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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 24

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/11/2018

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

Tuition (£): 2225.00*

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).
 
This course is expected to run from Wednesday November 7th - 18.00-21.00 - for 24 weeks.

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 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

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* 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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Kirsty Peinelt

Kirsty Peinelt

Runner Kirsty is well on road to diploma in sports therapy

Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College.
And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels.
As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy.
Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.

Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.


My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.


To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.

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