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Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy – Level 3

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Sport
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 18
Hours: 3.00
Start: 14/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £2225
Adult Loan Amount: £2225
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-sports-massage-therapy-level-3-2
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Course Information for Students

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: 14/09/21 – 1/02/22

Monday: 7/02/22 – 4/07/22

Course fees are £1987 full cost or candidates can take out an Adult Learner Loan for £1987. 

A minimum of five candidates is needed for each course to run.

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

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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.

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

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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Fitness Instructors

£9024

Fitness Instructors

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 22, 2021 2:53 pm