Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
This course covers all aspects of practical sports massage including assessment, postural analysis, sports massage movements, health and safety, set-up of treatment area, consultation and aftercare advice. You will also study the theory behind the qualification including anatomy and physiology of the body, sports nutrition and theory of injuries.
This qualification was developed collaboratively with the following organisations; Active IQ, Central YMCA Qualifications, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT)
Units covered in this programme include:
– Postural analysis
– Sports massage movements
– Health and safety
– Set-up of treatment area
– Aftercare advice
In addition, you will study the theory behind the qualification including anatomy and physiology of the body, sports nutrition and theory of injuries.
You will be expected to complete a number of treatments at home during the course to cover the 50 hours of logged treatments. You will also need to complete a basic first aid course before you finish the certificate.
Assessment is by practical observation of treatments performed, assignment work which you will present in a portfolio, and a log of treatment.
You must be aged 17 or over to undertake this course.
You will be able to use this qualification to help you gain employment, or further your career.
Facilities and resources
We have a fully-equipped salon with hydraulic couches, rotary massagers, audio-sonic and infra-red lamps to ensure professional standards of treatment are supported.
Q: How many days will I need to attend lessons?
A: This course will be delivered one afternoon/evening a week depending upon what suits your lifestyle. You will also need to keep a treatment log to map your journey to being a competent therapist.
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Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.