The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a sports massage therapist.
Throughout this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to competently apply sport massage methods to dysfunctional tissue in a pre, post, intra/inter and maintenance massage context. This includes professional practice, expected standards, related legislation and legal requirements.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology related to sports massage and the principles of health and fitness which combined will equip you to better understand the athlete, the problems they may be incurring and how sports massage can help. In addition you will develop an understanding of the differences between soft tissue dysfunction and injury and the role that sports massage plays.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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You want to develop the skills required to work in the sport therapy field.
There are no formal requirements needed to start this course. However, a good standard of English and the motivation to self-study to a high standard is necessary if you are to succeed.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please ring Cornwall College and speak to one of our advisors who will be happy to discuss this with you.
The qualification consists of five mandatory units:
• Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
• Principles of health and fitness
• Professional practice in sports massage
• Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
• Sports massage treatments
You will develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology related to sports massage. You will also cover the principles of health and fitness which will equip you to better understand the athlete, the problems they may be incurring and how sports massage can help. In addition you will develop an understanding of the differences between soft tissue dysfunction and injury and the role that sports massage plays.
To read, revise and study at home to support their learning and help prepare for the theory exams.
To gain this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. Evidence may take the following:
• Observed work
• Witness statements
• Audio-visual media
• Evidence of prior learning or attainment
• Written questions
• Oral questions
• Case studies
Working on members of the public in the college therapy rooms, enhancing your work skills and client contact.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to gain employment as a sports massage practitioner. This may include working in clinics, for sporting teams or as a mobile therapist, either in an employed or self-employed context.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.