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What will I learn?

If you are looking for a change in career or simply would like to learn the management and prevention of sports injuries.

Each course will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.

During this part-time programme you will train in and increase your knowledge of the management and prevention of sports injuries. Studied during one evening per week at our Station Plaza campus, you will learn a range of sports therapy and physiotherapist techniques that will help to further your career, allowing you to work within sports clubs, hotels, or progress onto a higher level of study. You will learn sports massage techniques in our therapy suite, and expand your knowledge in anatomy and physiology so that you can identify troubled areas on clients and give them the correct treatment. You will also be able to tape and strap minor sporting injuries and learn techniques in rehabilitation.

Modules and topics you will cover during the course will include:

  • Sports massage
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Taping and strapping
  • Nutrition
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation

You will be assessed through instruction and ongoing assessment that will evaluate your practical and theoretical knowledge. There will also be a multiple choice exam paper to sit at the end of the course.

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the course you can progress on to a Level 4 qualification (e.g. Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy) or employment in the industry.

You may consider career opportunities including working as a Sport Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, Sport Scientist, or a Personal Training/Exercise Instruction.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 11494
    Course name Sports Massage Level 3
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Tuesday
    Times 16:00 to 20:00
    16-18 fee £0.00
    Entitlement Waiver £0.00
    Full Cost Fees £1987.00
    Start date 25/09/18
    Duration 33 week (s)

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