Barnsley College offers this highly popular and comprehensive Level 3 qualification to enable you to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy. It 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.
You will study the following units:
- Anatomy and physiology for exercise
- Principles of exercise, fitness and health
- Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
- Assisting soft tissue repair
- Professional practice in sports massage
- Assessing clients and treatment planning
- Applying sports massage techniques
- Providing post-treatment care
The course will be predominantly delivered through theoretical and practical workshops. A variety of flexible delivery strategies will be used to accommodate each individual’s learning style. A significant amount of learning is home study, working with individuals, planning and performing sports massage treatments. The course assesses theory, practical knowledge and understanding using a variety of examination types.
An experience in massage or the completion of an Introductory Massage course would be desirable.
You can become self-employed and run your own sports massage therapy business or work in spas, fitness centres, sports clubs, hotels and leisure outlets. You may wish to progress to Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage. This qualification is also complimentary to the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.