Course Type / Attendance

Short Course, Skills & Qualifications

Subject Area

Sport and Public Services

Start Date


Course Length

1 evening





Course Level

3, 4

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anybody interested in studying sports massage and wants to know more about the key topics that will be covered during the level 3 and 4 qualifications. The session will be an introduction to basic anatomy of the body and the hand skills of sports massage.

What do you need to apply for the course?

No entry criteria needed. Just a keen interest in the subject and a willingness to give it a try and learn more.

What are the key things you'll learn?

  • Possible career or further study options for a SMT
  • Functional anatomy and physiology
  • The effects and benefits of sports massage
  • Client assessment
  • Application of basic techniques
    • Effleurage
    • Petrissage
    • Frictions
    • Tapotement
  • General homecare advice to clients

How you will learn

You’ll learn through a mixture of classroom theory and practical massage.

Where could this course take you?

If interested, you’ll be able to enrol onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy course.

After successfully completing the L3 Diploma course you could become a self-employed sports massage therapist running your own business or find work in spas, fitness centres, sports clubs or other leisure outlets.

Completion of the level 3 course would also allow you to progress on to a Level 4 course in Sports Massage or can provide a route into a fitness instructing course.

What costs will you incur?

None – the session will be held on 20th June 2018 from 17.30 – 20.30 and is completely free.