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Sports Massage | VTCT Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy | Level 3

Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements, see further info Assessment: Practical and theoretical, internal and external assessments, assignments and case studies. Qualification: VTCT Diploma Sports Massage Level 3 Awarding Body: VTCT Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

If you have some knowledge of massage but wish to work in the sports therapy industry or as a personal trainer, this course is a great starting point.

A sports massage therapist's role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments to athletes. A level 3 practitioner can carry out treatments for pre, post and inter-event maintenance and restorative purposes using a range of massage techniques.

On this course you will be taught anatomy and physiology, massage techniques, routine body analysis, and sports injury management.

On successful completion, you could progress into employment as a sports massage therapist or onto the Level 4 qualification to further your skills and knowlege.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0298-1C 02 Feb 2021 Central Brighton 9.30am - 5.30pm 22 weeks £1150.00 Apply

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but please be advised of the following:

  • You will need a friendly, mature attitude, good communication skills, and take pride in your personal appearance.
  • You must be 100% committed to the course duration.
  • You should ideally be working in industry as you will be required to produce a logbook of at least 100 hours of massage treatment across a range of sport environments. This logbook must comprise a minimum of 12 clients who should be actively involved in a sport or physical activity. You will be required to attend various sports activities, races and marathons for additional practical log hours.
  • You will also produce a case study containing at least six treatment sessions. 

We recommend you should also have read the following books:

  • Soft Tissue Release. Mary Sanderson ISBN 19033313X 
  • The Concise Book of Muscles Chris Jarmey ISBN 978190536115
  • Sport and Remedial Massage Mel Cash ISBN 0091809568 
Entry requirements

Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatment

Why the MET?

  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • High-quality learning resource centres providing library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

Course fees

The course fees are £1,150.00 for 22 weeks. 

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  • alumni Views Davide Cappelletto Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage Level 3

    “I started studying massage therapy with the idea to go back into sport as a holistic therapist and Brighton MET gave me the knowledge and skills which are now the base of my career.”

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