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This ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course is open to Practitioners with a previous qualification in ITEC Diploma in Massage, equivalent or higher. This course is the NEW 2015 syllabus in Sports Massage Therapy.
This Sports Massage course provides the firm foundation for the professional practice in Sports Therapy and forms the basis for being able to use soft tissue massage treatment techniques in a clinical situation.
THIS SPORTS MASSAGE COURSE IS NOW THE NEW ENTRY LEVEL FOR ALL QUALIFICATIONS IN SPORTS MASSAGE AND FORMS THE BASIS ON WHICH FURTHER SPORTS QUALIFICATIONS CAN BE STUDIED.
This course provides the fundamental skills and knowledge which will allow practitioners to:
Know about as well as treat common sports conditions using sports massage and advanced skills
Prepare body tissues for a sporting event using sports massage
Use sports massage techniques to assist an athlete following an activity
Maintain body tissues in a healthy state in between sporting activities
Be able to advise on self help and self recovery
The taught treatment is not just limited to sports injuries, but can also be applied to injuries sustained in everyday life.
This Sports Massage course is taught by professional and practising Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Sports Science therapists who are all trained above the taught level and who are passionate about the subject. Each sports massage course lecturer will impart a wealth of information from their own sports massage practice as well as using accelerated training methods and NLP techniques to facilitate your learning of the subject.
The ITEC Sports Massage qualification is a well recognised industry standard which on completion, will allow the practitioner to obtain full professional insurance. It will also allow successful students to join one of the countries sports massage associations, the UK's leading independent professional body for Sports Massage and the Complimentary Therapy and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
What will I learn in this Diploma in Sports Massage Course ...
The course will cover the full ITEC Sports Massage level 3 QCF syllabus through formal lectures, practicals and class demonstrations as well as home assignments.
Some of the topics covered in this Sports Massage course are:
Human Anatomy - study of anatomy relevent to Sports Therapy
Location and identification of over 60 muscles
Injuries - study of common injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones
Posture evaluation - how and what to observe for postural evaluation
Treatment - of acute & chronic injuries and include techniques such as:
Effective Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
Use of effective stretching techniques - active and passive
A look at different types of exercises and stretching routines.
Sports Rehabilitation of the injured individual
Pre, post and maintenance sports massage routines
What will I learn in this Diploma in Massage Course ...
Antomy, Physiology & Pathology
Anatomy and Physiology are the study of the body structures and how they work.
The course will cover all the major systems of the body including:
Cells, tissues and skin
Muscles and bones
Respiratory and Circulatory systems
Nervous and Endocrine systems
Gastrointestinal and Reproductive systems
Each topic will be followed up by the learning of some of the common pathologies (diseases) which affect that system.
Massage Theory & Practice
From aspects of touch right through to use of major massage strokes, benefits and contraindications. Some of the topics covered in this section include:
The principles of Holistic Therapeutic Body Massage
Supervised hands on approach to teaching practical massage skills
Guidance & demonstrations on a sequenced massage routine lasting one full hour
The benefits of massage and its contraindications
Development of a holistic approach - treating the 'mind, body and spirit'.
The proper application of massage techniques and use of proper body posture
Use of different massage mediums
Setting Up in Business
Taking a no non-sense approach to setting up in business, this section will provide the important starting tools that you will need to set up your own practice.
Some of the topics covered will include:
Forms of Marketing and how to get yourself noticed
UK Business Laws relevant to sound practice
Professionalism & Ethics
Concepts and practice of of hygiene
Health & Safety related to clinical practice
Sports Massage Course Prerequisites ...
Students wanting to study for the ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Level 3, QCF) need to have an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage first.
We have devised the following programs:
A) Level 3 Sports Massage (Beginners), for those with noexisting qualification
This will mean that upon qualification, you will receive 2 x Level 3 Diploma qualificationsinstead of one.
B) Level 3 Sports Massage (Upgrade), for those with an existing Level 3 Diploma in Massage (Level 3, QCF)
1. ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Level 3, QCF)
If you are already qualified with an ITEC Diploma in Massage (Level 3, QCF) (including Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology), you are only required to take the additional 4 days which are specific for the Sports Massage Therapy (Level 3)
To take this option you mustmake sure that your A&P knowledge is current and up-to-date.
If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call the office to find out if these can count towards this Sports Massage diploma. We will do our best to find out ways in which we can help you to successfully complete this Sports Massage course and become a professional and qualified Sports Massage Therapist.
Sports Massage Course Length ...
If you want to become a Sports Massage Therapist, then this intensive, fast-track ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course is taught as a either:
A) 15-Day 'Beginners' course for those who have no existing massage qualifications
B) 4-Day 'Upgrade' course for those wishing to extend their existing ITEC Diploma in Massage Course (Level 3, QCF).
You then have the option of progressing onto the ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage (Level 4, QCF) course, which is highly recommended as it advances on your current learning and provides you the unique opportunity to gain this widely recognised qualification.
Develop their Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolio
Use the title "Sports Massage Therapist"
ITEC is a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training.It is approved as an Awarding Organisation (AO) in the UK. As such all RQF qualifications are approved on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
ITEC Sports Massage courses are recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this aromatherapy course.
Successful completion of this diploma course will provide you with the title of "Sports Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a professional Sports Massage treatment.
The CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CHNC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority's demanding standards.
The GCMT is the governing body for massage and soft tissue therapies that form all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. We are a non-profit making body with the following aims and objectives.
It aims to:
- To define and influence educational standards in the field of soft tissue therapies.
- To act as a lobbying and pressure group in the areas of, education, regulation, insurance and employment.
- To cooperate collectively (e.g on commercial deals) for the benefit of our respective memberships.
- To share best practice and experience as PAs.
- To bring together, and initiate, research into soft tissue therapy.