Sports Massage Therapy
Course Code: YMAMT
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: YMCA
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: 18 weeks (plus blended learning)
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm and Saturdays, 9.00am - 12.00noon
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.
You will need to hold a level 1 qualification in maths and a level 2 qualification in English.
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 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.
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.)