Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
Other start dates:
8th November 2021
14th February 2022
More about the course
Are you interested in fitness recovery? Looking to expand your existing sports or fitness skillset?
On this Sports Massage Therapy course you can gain the skills and experience you need to become a qualified sports massage therapist, working within a sports therapy clinic alongside a qualified physiotherapist or independently running your own business!
You will study a range of techniques for sports massage and how to apply them based on the individual needs of a client, whether they are looking for decreased muscle soreness, an increased range of movement, or improved performance.
Accredited by Active IQ, this course is recognised around the world. So whether you're embarking on a new career or looking to extend your services as a Personal Trainer or Beauty Therapist, choose this course to level up your skills and your earning potential in the fitness industry.
By choosing this part-time evening course you can train around your existing work and life commitments.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
a minimum of 2 years industry experience within a related field
All applicants will undertake an interview to assess suitability for the programme.
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an ATIVEIQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
What will I learn?
Anatomy and physiology
Principles of health and fitness
Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
Professional practice in sports massage
Practical delivery of sports massage treatments
How is the course taught?
Practical sessions within a working gym and massage clinic
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
During the course you will attend a live event such as a Northern League football game or Sunderland 10k run as a volunteer Sports Massage Therapist. This experience can be used as part of your assessment.
Part-time students will receive free gym access on days they are studying.
English and Maths
English and maths skills are vital in the industry, whether you are supporting your client by explaining a type of treatment you need to perform or setting SMART targets. We embed these skills and knowledge into your course to ensure you have every opportunity to enhance your skills.
If you have not yet achieved a grade 4 GCSE in English and/or maths, you can apply separately to study these subjects within our Adult Skills department.
Where can I progress?
On successful completion of this course you can progress onto a BSc Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation at Newcastle College University Centre.
You can also choose to go straight into employment or self-employment as a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in sport
- Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
- Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
- Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
- Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
- Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
- Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
- Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.
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Therapy professionals n.e.c.
- Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
- Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
- Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
- Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
- Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
- Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.
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- Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
- Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
- Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
- Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
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- Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
- Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
- Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
- Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
- Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
- Assesses the fitness levels of clients.