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The main aim for the ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy.  It has been designed to provide learners with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non-injured) tissue.  In this qualification learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of Sports Massage Therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing.  It will also provide learners with the understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare for an apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients.  Learners will also develop the skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future treatments.

The increased public interest in health and fitness has in turn led to an added demand for the qualified Sports Massage therapist who has a complete understanding of the treatment and prevention of sports injuries.  Sports Massage applied skillfully is the most effective way of releasing muscular tension and preventing injury to the muscular-skeletal system.

The ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage aims:

  • To provide skills at Level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework for those interested in the sport and active leisure industry
  • To provide opportunities for staff in the sport and active leisure industry to gain a Level 3 qualification
  • To sustain the interest of learners leading into a Level 4 qualification in the sport and active leisure industry
  • To encourage knowledge and understanding of the sport and active leisure industry at Level 3
  • To provide opportunities  for learners to focus on the development of the major functional skills and the wider functional skills in a Sports Massage context such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving
  • To provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques. personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Sports Massage Therapist

Qualifications Gained

ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.  There are no previous academic requirements

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.

Course Structure

This is a part-time course delivered 1 evening a week over 28 weeks

Course Content Modules

  1. Functional Anatomy, Physiology for Sports Therapies
  2. Nutrition for Sports Therapies
  3. Applying Sports Massage Methods to non-pathological tissue
  4. Working within agreed standards of practice
  5. Preparation for sports massage methods
  6. Musculoskeletal Assessment of clients
  7. Planning of sports massage strategies for clients
  8. Evaluation of sports massage methods
  9. Production, maintenance and storage of client records

 

 

Booking

Name: Sports Massage Part time - ITEC Level 3

Cost: 1640 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
ESM3OCT17
1640
Croke Park
  • 26/10/17 - 17/05/18
  • Thu 6.30-9.30pm

Additional Course Costs

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  • ITEC Exam Fee: £160