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Sports Massage Course

Sports massage courses have gained increasing popularity in recent years – with more people training to meet the increasing demand for expertise in treating specialist injuries and rehabilitating sports enthusiasts.

This course offers an in depth and fascinating curriculum, covering the world of sports massage – perfect for new and experienced personal trainers alike.

If you are looking to gain the skills and knowledge that will get new and existing clients recovering more quickly from injury, whilst at the same time adding another income stream to your business, then this is the course for you!

Course Structure and Content

  • What Course Materials Will I Receive For The Sports Massage Course?

    All of your learning materials, including an Active IQ manual, can be accessed via the eLearning portal. Hardcopy manuals can be purchased at an extra cost.

  • What Will I Learn On The Sports Massage Course?

    This qualification is ideal for certified personal trainers who are looking to provide a sports massage service that gives them an added edge over the competition.

    The course covers a range of specialist areas including:

    • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
    • Palpation (locating through touch) of bony landmarks, ligaments, origins and insertions
    • Sports massage techniques, including:
      • Effleurage
      • Petrissage and pressures
      • Vibrations
      • Tapotement
      • Hacking
      • Frictions
      • Muscle energy technique
      • Assessing clients and treatment planning
      • Assisting tissue repair
      • Providing professional practice
      • Providing post-treatment care
  • How Is The Sports Massage Course Delivered?

    After completing your home study, you will attend 6 practical course days, which will be three 2-day attendances, 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 on day 6 of the course.

    Course attendance will be at one of our training centres throughout the UK. Check course availability.

  • How Do I Submit My Sports Massage Coursework?

    You need to submit your home-study units either electronically or you could choose to complete it hand written if you prefer.

    If you have any special learning needs please do not hesitate to discuss them with our advisers, we will do as much as is practicable to assist.

  • How Will I Be Assessed On The Sports Massage Course?

    In order to successfully complete this course, assessment will include the following:

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

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Become A Sports Massage Practitioner?

    Good news; there are no entry requirements for this course, other than being over the age of 18! You need to make sure your Sports Massage course is a fully accredited qualification that is recognised by an awarding organisation (AO). Our Sports Massage course is awarded by Active IQ, the leading AO in the Active Leisure sector, they make sure our courses are delivered and assessed, and our learners are supported to the highest standards possible, something that we take pride in!

    Once qualified, you need to make sure you get some insurance and affiliation with professional bodies such as the Sports Massage Association will certainly help you gain clients.

  • What Will I Achieve On Completion Of The Sports Massage Course?

    On completion of the course you will receive an Active IQ Level 3 Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and 16 REPs CPD Points.

  • Can I Get Funding For The Sports Massage Course?

    Yes! we offer 19+ Learner Loans, which you could be eligible to receive. Ask our course adviser for more information about course dates and Learner Loans.

  • What Other Payment Options Do You Offer For The Sports Massage Course?

    You can pay for the Sports Massage course in a number of ways:

    • Interest-free payments
    • A flexible finance option if you want to reduce your monthly outgoings by paying over a longer period.
    • Pay up front and you’ll receive a pay in full discount.
  • How Long Will It Take To Complete The Sports Massage Course?

    Your home study should usually be completed over a period of 4-8 weeks and then your 3 weekends will be scheduled approximately 4 weeks apart to allow you to practice what you have learnt in between. Therefore it will take between 12 and 16 weeks on average.

  • What Are The Entry Requirements For The Sports Massage Course?

    You do not require any prior qualifications to enrol on this course – making it ideal for anyone with an interest in working as a sports massage practitioner.

    N.B. Students must be 18 or over.

Locations & Dates

Location Venue Module Start Date Book
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd Sports Massage Practitioner 05-07 May 2017 & 09-11 June 2017
FULL
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd Sports Massage Practitioner 28-30 July 2017 & 01-03 September 2017
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd Sports Massage Practitioner 03-05 November 2017 & 01-03 December 2017
Vauxhall South Bank Club Sports Massage Practitioner 07-09 July 2017 & 04-06 August 2017
Vauxhall South Bank Club Sports Massage Practitioner 03-05 November 2017 & 01-03 December 2017
Walsall The Hub Sports Massage Practitioner 15-17 September & 13-15 October 2017

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