The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a sports massage therapist working with the general public and athletes. The qualification consists of five mandatory units:
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
Principles of health and fitness
Professional practice in sports massage
Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
Sports massage treatments
Through this qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to competently apply sport massage methods to dysfunctional tissue and in a pre, post, intra/inter and maintenance massage context. This includes professional practice, expected standards and related legislation and legal requirements. You will develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology related to sports massage and the principles of health and fitness which combined will equip you to better understand the athlete, the problems they may be incurring and how sports massage can help. In addition you will develop an understanding of the differences between soft tissue dysfunction and injury and the role that sports massage plays.
What You Will Learn
Students will be required to read, revise and study at home to support their learning and help prepare for the theory exams.
To gain this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. Evidence may take the following:
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course.
Models may be required for some of the practise and assessment practical sessions.
Students also get to work on members of the public in the college therapy rooms enhancing your work skills and client contact.
Alongside the theory you will produce a portfolio of your work which will be verified and should include assessment books, projects, and theoretical work
You may like to think about one of our other qualifications such as Beauty Therapy, Swedish Massage or Reflexology
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.