Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Details:
Sports massage treatment to prevent and treat sports injuries, both in and out of competition. Sports massage preparing for, and aiding recovery at sports venues. Muscle actions and joint movements related to sporting performance. Musculo-skeletal injuries. The healing process. The stages of rehabilitation. Injury prevention. Active, passive and advanced stretching techniques for conditioning and maintenance purposes. Psychological effects of injury on athletes and rehabilitation.
Cost: £550 (including deposit of £100)
- Course SA10. Apr Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Sat 17th, Sun 18th + May 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd
- Course SA12. Apr Mon 12th, Tue 13th, Wed 14th, Thu 15th + May Mon 10th, Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th
- Course SJN5. Jun Sat 5th, Sun 6th, Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th, Jul Sat 3rd, Sun 4th
- Course SJN7. Jun Mon 7th, Tue 8th, Wed 9th, Thur 10th + Jul Mon 5th, Tue 6th, Wed 7th, Thu 8th
- Course SS25. Sep Sat 25th, Sun 26th + Oct Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th + Nov Sat 6th, Sun 7th
- Course SS27. Sep Mon 27th Tue 28th, Wed 29th, Thu 30th + Oct Mon 25th, Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thur 28th
- course SN27. Nov Sat 27th, Sun 28th + Dec Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th + Jan Sat 8th, Sun 9th
Previous qualification in massage is preferable. Attendance at an introductory massage weekend prior to the course is necessary if you have not had any previous massage experience. Alternatively, you may arrange private massage tuition with us prior to starting the course.
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is done over a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of 1 year following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that an additional fee of £140.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification, this is to be paid in cash on the first day of the class.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. This qualification is recognised by the SMA (Sports Massage Association) and the fitness and sports therapy industries in the UK and overseas.
Membership is available to the Sports Massage Association.
The Manchester Therapy Centre has part-time work available on an ongoing basis for students in the Manchester area.
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size, which is kept at eight or below for more individual attention.
To secure your place you will need to pay at least the £100 deposit. The remaining balance will then be required at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the course in order to keep your place secure. You can currently only pay in full on this website so please call 0161 881 7171 if you wish to pay a deposit over the phone.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in Whalley Range, South Manchester.
The Sports Massage Diploma is recognised in many countries outside the UK and gives a good grounding for further qualifications.
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