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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Sports Massage Level 3
Course code: FHL11
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Certificate of Achievement
Awarding body: ABC
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.
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
- The skeleton
- How do muscles work?
- The nervous system
- 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
- Lymphatic drainage massage
Unit 4: Client Assessment and Consultation
- Therapist safety
- Subjective assessment – Client history
- Treatment plans
Unit 5: Massage Techniques 1
- What is a massage stroke?
- 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
- Legs and feet
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).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
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.
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.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
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.
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