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Level 3 Diploma in Preventing Sports Injuries

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work successfully as an employed and/or self-employed sports massage therapist.

You will explore functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition, develop your understanding of various sports massage techniques and gain skills within field-based fitness testing.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
  • Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
  • Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies
  • Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue
  • Customer service in the sport and active leisure industry
  • Injuries in sport
  • Field-based fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Applying taping and strapping to support and limit specific movement in sport and active leisure

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments, exams, case studies and written assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths, however consideration will be given to those with sporting experience.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto university or secure employment as a sports massage therapist within a variety of contexts, such as:

  • Sports injury clinics
  • Sports clubs
  • Leisure/fitness centres
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Osteopathy clinics
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Chiropractic clinics

Ref: Joe Ferguson