A level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques.
Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions.
The course covers the following areas:
- anatomy and physiology for sports massage
- principles of health and fitness
- professional practice in sports massage
- the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
- fundamentals of sports massage treatments.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but a genuine interest and understanding of anatomy and physiology would be beneficial.
You will be assessed via an MCT theory paper, a workbook, worksheets and three observed treatment sessions.
Upon successful completion you may progress to the YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)
Course Code: YMSMT
A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course
B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course
C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course
D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £1500
|How old are you?||How much will you pay?|
|16 - 18|
|19 - 23||may be free).(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course|
Please note fees are quoted for one year only.