Frequently Asked Questions
What topics are covered on this course?
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
- Structural organisation of the human body
- Structure and functions of the skin, skeletal system, joints, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, digestive system, urinary system.
- The effects of sports massage on the body systems.
Principles of health and fitness
- Benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
- Effects of exercise on the body
- Components of fitness and the principles of training
- Importance of healthy eating
Professional practice in sports massage
- Legislation required in sports massage
- Scope of practice in sports massage
- Standards relevant to the sports massage profession
- Principles of professional practice
- Producing, storing and maintaining client records
Principles of soft tissue dysfunction
- Soft tissue dysfunction
- Process of repair of soft tissue
Sports massage treatments
- History and development of sports massage
- Fundamentals of sports massage treatments - contexts, environment (clinical, pre and post-event), equipment, techniques, positioning,
- How to assess and screen clients for sports massage treatments
- Devising sports massage treatment plans
What are the course units and how are each assessed?
Unit 1 - Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage - assessed via completion of a written workbook and multiple choice exam
Unit 2 - Principles of Health and Fitness - assessed via a worksheet and short answer questions
Unit 3 - Professional Practice in Sports Massage - assessed via a worksheet and short answer questions
Unit 4 - Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction - assessed via a worksheet
Unit 5 - Sports Massage Treatments - assessed via a worksheet, short answer questions and x3 on-course observations.
What is the entry requirement for this course?
There are no entry requirements for this course.
What can I do after completing this qualification?
You can work as a qualified sports massage therapist working with non-injured clients in a sporting or clinic setting.
In order to work with clients who are managing an acute, sub-acute or chronic injury, and utilise advanced methods of sports massage therapy, the
Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy qualification is required.