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Sports Massage Therapy

Course start date:
19 Feb 2019
Course end date:
18 Jun 2019
17:30 - 20:30

The Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) has been designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non-injured) tissue.

In this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing.
In addition you will develop the understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare for and apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients. You will also enhance your skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future practice.

The qualification includes:

- Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies

- Application of sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue

You will have lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical workshops held in our clinic environment.

You will be assessed on both your practical and theoretical knowledge and will produce a portfolio of evidence during the course. You will also be required to complete assignments and case studies.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This qualification is focused on employing a range of methods to massage uninjured clients in sport and active leisure.

On successful completion of this qualification you will be equipped to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitionerthroughout the sport and active leisure industry.

This qualification also provides progression opportunities to additional VTCT qualifications at Level 3 and specialist VTCT qualifications at Level 4 (e.g. VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)).

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The qualification requires the Certificate in Swedish Massage and a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent as pre-requisites.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor prior to enrolment: Angela Clee:

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Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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