Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Sports Massage Diploma - K132

Oval Campus Part Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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The Active IQ level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non injured) tissue. This will allow you to provide deep tissue massage in gyms, at events or in sports clubs.

Course Details

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. The course will also provide you with the skills and techniques for planning, preparing and applying sports massage methods to uninjured clients. You will also develop skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform future treatments. You will attend college for 3 hours a week and undertake 2-3 hours per week independent study.

Entry Guidelines
  • Relevant level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above.
  • A satisfactory interview and reference.
Additional Information

An ability to communicate one to one e.g. tutor or client and in a group as part of discussions.

Reading & writing - Technical language will be taught on this course. You need to produce written assignments and sit written exams.

This profession and course requires you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities. suitable attire will be discussed during induction

Where can I progress to?
On successful completion of this course you will be equipped to work in an unsupervised capacity throughout the sport and active leisure industry. You may also be able to progress to other Active IQ qualifications such as Sports Strapping, Sports First Aid, Sports Therapy (QCF) and Level 4 Sports Massage (QCF).

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Fee : £2100.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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