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Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3 Diploma


About the course

If you want to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, this technical level qualification is for you.

  • You must have a keen interest in sports massage, as well as a good level of English.
  • You may need to pay for a kit and uniform.

This course covers the knowledge and skills you need to work effectively as a sports massage therapist, including:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • professional practice
  • an understanding of the principles of health and fitness
  • how to provide sports massage treatments.

You will learn how to work effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of contexts, including pre-event, post event, intra-event, and for maintenance purposes.

You will be assessed on the practical work that you do, as well as through observations, online tests, assignments and oral questioning. You will also complete an ePortfolio.

Following the course, you can progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or move directly into employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.

Teachers at the College have been great advisors to me and have really helped me progress

Nasir Uddin

Nasir Uddin

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Destination: Working as a Personal Trainer, Team Manager and Coach for the London Youth Games.

Taking an exercise and sports science course at City and Islington College opened up a new world for Nasir Uddin.

He said: “Studying sports science at the Centre for Applied Sciences at the College was the best decision I made. I always knew athletes were great, but the question was why and how? Why were they different, how did they optimise performance when they needed, and how did coaches manage them? These questions all began to be answered as I started delving into anatomy and physiology at the College.”

“Teachers at the College have been great advisors to me and have really helped me progress and become a much wiser individual. I want to become a unique trainer who helps people live healthily with a focus on mental wellbeing. I also want to work in exercise physiology, psychology, or in the strength and conditioning field.”

Course information

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05 January 2018

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Health, Social and Child Care
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Fully Funded
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