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Sports Massage at QLS Level 3

Sports Massage at QLS Level 3
  • sports-massage

£439.00

This course is available in Paper format

  • Gain a detailed understanding of anatomy and physiology necessary for effective massage.
  • Learn how to boost clients’ sports performance and aid recovery from injury through massage.
  • Learn how to produce and tailor safe and effective treatment plans for a wide range of clients.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of massage theory and technique.

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Introduction

Sports Massage at QLS Level 3

Course code: FHL11

Delivery method: Paper Based

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, then this distance learning course is ideal to gain all the underpinning knowledge.

Content

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

  • The skeleton
  • Muscles
  • How do muscles work?
  • The nervous system
  • Joints
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Strains and sprains

Unit 2: Understanding Sports Massage

  • Who is sports massage suitable for?
  • How does sports massage work?
  • Where and when sports massage should take place
  • Pre-event massage
  • Intra-event massage
  • Post-event massage
  • The benefits of sports massage
  • What equipment do I need as a massage therapist?

Unit 3: Contra-indications and Injury

  • What is a contra-indication?
  • Total contra-indication
  • Local contra-indications
  • Modifications
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Injuries

Unit 4: Client Assessment and Consultation

  • Therapist safety
  • Subjective assessment – Client history
  • Treatment plans

Unit 5: Massage Techniques 1

  • What is a massage stroke?
  • Direction
  • Pressure
  • Speed
  • Duration
  • Types of techniques – Effleurage, Petrissage, Compression, Vibration, Friction, Tapotement

Unit 6: Massage Techniques 2

  • The need for different massage positions
  • Prone massage positions
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Back
  • Pelvis
  • Legs and feet

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

 

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.