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Sports Massage Practitioner Course

Learn how to get a client back to full fitness following injury or muscular pain from intense exercise.

Provider Focus Training
Qualification: Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (soft tissue therapy)
Category: Sports Massage & Therapy
Location: Manchester (David Lloyd, Trafford Park)
Duration: After Home Study, 6 Practical Course days (3 weekends) and 1 day practical assessment.
Schedule: Part-time

Course Introduction

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out physical assessments including passive and active strength tests. You also learn how to provide effective treatment planning for a wide range of clients, with theory & practical skills to help assist in tissue repair and an in-depth understanding of the skin. Most importantly you will gain the practical skills needed to deliver a range of sports massage techniques and provide post-treatment care to a range of clients

Pre-requisities / Entry Requirements

  • There are no pre-requisites for this qualification
  • Students must be aged 18 or over

Additional Information

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Course Content

After completing your home study, you will attend 6 practical course days and a 1 day practical assessment, which will be three 2-day weekends each approximately a month apart (this will allow you to practice your skills at home after each weekend before coming back to learn more!)

Tutors will observe you practicing and give specific feedback on your techniques. The practical assessment will be 2-4 weeks after the final 2-day weekend.

The Modules you will undertake include :

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Sports massage techniques
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • Assisting tissue repair
  • Providing professional practice
  • Providing post-treatment care

Course Options

You will be assessed in the following ways :

  • Home-study worksheets
  • Multiple choice theory paper
  • Observed practical assessment

What Qualification Will I Get?

  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (soft tissue therapy)
  • 20 REPs CPD points

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