L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
Within this qualification you will learn the skills and knowledge required to plan, provide and evaluate sports massage treatments for both sporting and non-sporting clients.
You will learn to treat individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions, such as muscle fatigue, lumbago/non- specific low back pain, and repetitive strain/overuse, non-acute type injuries
There is no pre-requisite for this qualification, however, students will be over 16 and have the basic literacy and communication skills necessary for a level 3 qualification. Sports massage therapy can be a physically demanding occupation and candidates should have an appropriate level of physical fitness to embark on the course.
- Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
- Principals of health and fitness
- Understand the principals of soft tissue dysfunction
- Professional practice in sports massage
- Sports massage treatments
Tuition for all units is included in the cost.
- A 70% pass rate in an Anatomy and Physiology exam
- Three observations: one in a clinical setting, one in an event setting and one in a non clinical setting
- Four assignments
- One case study.
There will be thorough guidance for all of the assessment criteria.
You theory units will be completed via online learning content with the practical tuition taking place through online coaching. You will then complete a 2 day workshop to ensure you are fully prepared for your practical assessment.
Students will complete Anatomy & Physiology and The Principles of training as online modules. Face to face tuition will consist of all practical, and will prepare you for your practical assessment. During the workshop (not mandatory) sports clients will be invited in from the local community for you to practice on under supervision. In addition you will be expected to develop your skills by completing clients at home and attending sporting events. Your final practical assessment recording will be completed within 3 months of completing the course.
VTCT L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
3-5 months: Livestream lessons, online content and practical workshop
Next course dates:
Donegal: Ongoing online Workshop 28th & 29th March
Dublin: April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, August 7th & 8th
Galway: May 23rd, June 20th, July 18th, Aug 22nd, Sept 11th & 12th
Cork: July 24th, Aug 29th, Sept 26th, Oct 13st, Nov 6th & 7th
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