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The main aim of the ITEC Level 4 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 for practitioners currently working in Sport and Active Leisure, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Massage Therapists. The purpose of this Level 4 Sports Massage qualification is to enrich practitioners' understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It will provide learners with advanced palpation skills and those needed to analyse posture and range of movement. It will also provide practitioners with a range of advanced skills and massage techniques to prevent and manage injury in sport and active leisure. Sports Massage Practitioners will learn to critically evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future treatments.

You will learn to work with and develop exercise programs for individuals, suffering from conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, stroke, cardiac problems, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cancer wellness, orthopedic problems and conditions of the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, knees, ankles, elbows and hands.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Students must have completed Sports Massage Level 3 or equivalent before enrolling on this course.

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. Post rehab orthopaedic exercise
  2. Therapeutic flexibility
  3. Stress management
  4. Industrial Fitness/Workers Compensation
  5. Avoiding injury recurrence
  6. Drug interaction with exercise
  7. Sports medicine and health care
  8. Achieving maximum insurance
  9. Reimbursement in a managed care environment
  10. Taping and Strapping

 

Booking

Name: Sports Massage Therapy ITEC 4 Part time

Cost: 1640 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
ESM4JUN18
1640
Portobello Institute/Croke Park
  • 28/06/18 - 06/12/18
  • Thurs 6.30-9.30pm

Additional Course Costs

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  • ITEC Exam Fee: £160