Course Type: Part Time

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

  • Course Code AAA0055
  • Day TBC
  • Time Evening
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Academy for Sport - Stadium

This course is for you if you're looking for a career working as a sports massage therapist in private practice, health and fitness centres or sports clubs. The course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to be able to work in a range of settings and the confidence to work as a professional sports massage practitioner.

You should have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology and in interest in sport. It would be an advantage to have a prior massage qualification.

Course Content

  • Practical application of advanced massage techniques
  • Practical application of remedial massage techniques
  • Related anatomy and physiology
  • Contra-indications
  • Case studies
  • Assignment work
  • Practical assessments

As part of the course you will complete a range of written assignments and have the opportunity to gather evidence of at least 50 hours of sports massage practical sessions. As part of the course there is also an anatomy and physiology multiple choice exam.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to practice as a sports massage therapist treating healthy clients as part of their wellbeing programme. If you want to carry on studying, Gateshead College deliver a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy which qualifies you to treat injuries and clients undergoing rehabilitation programmes.

Days & Times

Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 9pm

Guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

No formal entry requirements are required other than a passion for helping people through sports massage

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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