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Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Course Name 
Diploma in Sports Massage TherapyAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date 19th March 2024 (subject to numbers)
Duration 15 weeks
Mode of Study One evening per week (Tuesday) from 6pm - 9pm.
Awarding Body VTCT
Course Overview

Massage therapy is now a vital part of many sports. Preparing sports performers for competition and helping them recover from intense exercise or injury is a specialised role and the demand for expert therapists is high. Successful completion of this course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed sports massage therapist.

You will learn through practical and theory sessions in College. Self-directed study, learning and practice outside College will help you develop your knowledge and skills. 

The entire course will be conducted in the College’s dedicated massage studio, working with industry-standard equipment and resources.  Some of the classes will be theory but most classes will be practical and will involve you practising the skills and techniques with your group.

What you will Study

In this qualification you will develop the knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of Sports Massage Therapy.

Mandatory units include: Functional Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Massage Techniques, Principles of Health and Fitness, Professional Practice and Client Assessments.

How you will be Assessed

You will compile a portfolio of evidence which may take a variety of forms, including:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Written coursework

There is an externally assessed exam paper for one of the units.

Entry Requirements It is recommended that you should have achieved a level of education equivalent to GCSE English Level 4 or above to commence the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy; however, exemptions may be made for adult returners with experience of the workplace. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in sports massage and a commitment to completing this as an evening course. A basic knowledge of IT would also be beneficial i.e., Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/24

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £2,225

Further Study Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy.
Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 19 February 2024 10:00

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