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Certificate In Sports Massage Therapy

This Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients.

The qualification is designed for learners aged 18 years or over and the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Conducting subjective and objective assessment (which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests)
– Providing sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
– Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
– Understanding of anatomy and physiology to work on post acute injury and pre-existing conditions, dealing with musculo-skeletal and para-tendon injuries
– Work on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques

This qualification is based on the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the Sports Massage Association as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a sports massage practitioner. Further information on the Sports Massage Association can be found on their website.

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Sep 2023 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB447L
Level : Level 4
Duration : 36 Weeks

Cost : * Total Fee £811

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Course details


This course will be assessed by practical observations, coursework and an exam.

Entry Requirements

We ask that applicants have completed Level 3 Sports Massage courses, although applicants without these qualifications may be considered.


Upon completion of this course you can move into a career as a sports massage practitioner.

Facilities and resources

Classes will take place in our state-of-the-art Lifestyle Centre, with practical delivery and assessment taking place in our specially equipped Massage Therapy suite.


Q. It’s been a long time since I’ve been a student, will this count against me at interview?

A. Some of our most successful students are those who have been away from education for a while and are looking to add further qualifications to their existing massage related experience and qualifications, so no, this will not count against you.

Q. Do I have to be fit and young to do this course?

A. No, there are elements of the course that do require a general level of fitness, but age is not seen as a barrier. It will be seen as an advantage at interview if you have experience of working in the sports massage industry.

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Starting Date : 18/09/2023
Course Code : PTB447L North Devon campus Apply

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