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Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Course Code: NEVSP031

What's covered?

This qualification comprises the skills and knowledge required to plan, provide and evaluate sports massage treatments for both sporting and non-sporting clients 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

Key knowledge and understanding:

? 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

Key skills:

? Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments
? Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with clients requirements and expectations
? Application of fundamental sports massage techniques
? Evaluation of sports massage treatments

What are the entry requirements?

No prior qualifications are required for this qualification, however, learners should:
? be 16+ years old
? be fit enough to perform sports massage
? have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3

How is it assessed?

The YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is regulated by Ofqual, and all of
its content is vocationally related to the roles of a Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist.
It comprises the following units, all of which must all be completed to achieve this qualification:
? Anatomy and physiology for sports massage (Level 3, 10 credits)
? Principles of health and fitness (Level 2, 3 credits)
? Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction (Level 3, 3 credits)
? Professional practice in sports massage (Level 3, 5 credits)
? Sports massage treatments (Level 3, 16 credits)

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What financial support is on offer?

A range of financial support is available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For full details please visit

What can I do next?

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as either an employed or self-employed sports massage therapist within organisations/facilities such as sports massage therapy/ osteopathic clinics, and sporting/fitness venues
? Eligibility to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as a massage therapist
? This qualification meets the pre-entry requirements of YMCA Awards Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

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