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Sports Massage Level 3

1 year
390 GBP excl. VAT
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1 year
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Course description

Sports Massage Level 3

Study sports massage from home, with our online sports massage level 3 course. You will gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology necessary for an effective sports massage. Each client will have different needs and injuries which will need to be dealt with professionally, this course will guide you through the methods for identifying the needs for certain massages. Enrol today and work at your own pace.

Interested in exploring a career as a sports massage therapist or learning how to assist athletes recovering from sports injuries? Our Sports Massage Level 3 course has been uniquely designed to provide you with detailed knowledge on anatomy and physiology, so you can successfully assist patients and ensure that they receive an effective massage.

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  • Self-Paced Online
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Suitability - Who should attend?

No prior knowledge or experience in sports massage is needed in order to enrol on this course, making it ideal for those just starting out in this field.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.

Course Benefits

This course will:

  • Enable you to study on your own terms, in your own time and at your pace – all course materials will be sent straight to your home (mail or email).
  • Allow you to achieve a healthy work-study balance – our course are highly adaptable and will easily fit around your current work commitments.
  • Help you to climb the career ladder.
  • Expand your knowledge, understanding and comprehension of sports massages and their influence on treatment and recovery.

Training Course Content

Module 1: Health, Fitness and the Principles of Sports Massage

  • What is Sports Massage?
  • Sports Massage Techniques
  • Sports Massage as a Treatment
  • Benefits and Physiological Effects of Sports Massage
  • Equipment Needed to Perform Sports Massage

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage

  • The Function of the Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System Structure
  • Structure and functions of the Nervous System

Module 3: Contraindications and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

  • Contraindications
  • Soft Tissue Dysfunction

Module 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage

  • Code of Conduct and Professional Practice
  • Safeguarding
  • Consent

Module 5: Practical Delivery of Sports Massage Treatments

  • Professional Bodies
  • Massage Environment
  • Sports Massage Practitioner Safety
  • Client Assessment – client history
  • Treatment Plans
  • Setting up a Sports Massage Practice

Module 6: Massage Techniques

  • Massage Strokes and Techniques
  • Massage Positions

Course delivery details

For online based courses, you will study your course and submit work online. Paper based courses are the same as online, but with additional printed study packs sent to you.

In just 100 hours, you can complete this home study course and learn everything that there is to know about how to boost athlete performance; aid their recovery (from sports injuries) and create safe and tailored treatment plans to suit a variety of injuries and physical discomforts.

More importantly, you can achieve all of this from the comfort of your own home!

No classes. No exams. No strict deadlines. Instead, you'll be able to integrate this course into your life; fit it around your current work commitments, and complete it at a time, location and pace of your choosing.

In other words, you can remain in full control of how you study. And this is great news if you are just stepping back into education or are looking for a career change, as this course will easily mould itself to suit you.

From sending all of your course materials to your home (by mail or by email) to the continuous support of our personal tutors; by the end of this course you will have a deep and thorough knowledge of massage theories and techniques which you'll be able to transfer into your work.

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Katie D.
10 Mar 2022
Came across this site when looking to learn Sports Massage…

Came across this site when looking to learn Sports Massage… and can say I was pleasantly surprised at the level of work you get for the price you pay. Pricing is considerably c...

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10 Mar 2022
A great course!

I had been looking around for this course for quite some time through the various providers. And they all offer similar services, except some may offer blended learning. For me ...

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