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Course Induction

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Learner Assessment Record (LAR)

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Assessment Guidance

Guidance on how to complete each assessment within this qualification

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Michelle Cornish

Email: michelle@fit4training.com

Course Induction

You are now successfully enrolled on the YMCA Awards Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course, which includes 6 attendance dates.

This is a blended learning course, so includes elements of home study and attendance to one of our practical workshops, which you selected when booking on the course. Attendance on all 6 workshop dates is essential to complete this qualification so if you miss a date you will need to transfer to the next course. Please let us know as soon as possible and at least 4 weeks prior to the first day, if the dates you originally booked are not suitable. Refer to our booking terms on alternations and transfers for details (point 5.4-5.6).

The workshop dates will run between 9.30am and 2.30pm on each day with a 30-45 minute break around midday. 

 

You have up to 12 months to complete the course. Please see our policy on Course Timeframes for further information.
 

Course Topics

During the course, you will cover;

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage

  • Principles of health and fitness

  • Professional practice in sports massage

  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction

  • Fundamental of sports massage treatments

  • Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments

  • Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with clients requirements and expectations

  • Application of fundamental sports massage techniques

  • Evaluation of sports massage treatments

Course Units

Unit 1 Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage

  • Assessment 1 – Y-Mark Level 3 anatomy & physiology for sports massage online assessment workbook

  • Assessment 2 – Multiple choice theory exam

 
Unit 2 Principles of Health & Fitness

  • Assessment 3 – Worksheet questions

  • Assessment 4 – Combined unit theory exam

 

Unit 3 Professional Practice in Sports Massage

  • Assessment 5 – Worksheet questions

  • Assessment 6 – Combined unit theory exam

 

Unit 4 Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction

  • Assessment 7 – Worksheet questions

 

Unit 5 Sports Massage Treatments

  • Assessment 8 – Worksheet questions

  • Assessment 9  - Combined unit theory exam

  • Assessment 10 – x3 observations

Completion of Assessments 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8 can be completed via home study at any point during your 12 month course.

Assessments 2, 4, 6, 9 and 10 will be completed during your workshop dates.

Course Resources

​You will receive the following hard copy resources through the post:

  • Sports Massage course manual covering Units 2, 3, 4, and 5,

  • Additional A&P manuals to assist with your Unit 1 revision,

You will also receive/get access to the following resources:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage presentation handouts, which are downloadable below,

  • Learning Assessment Record (LAR) which is downloadable above, which includes all worksheet questions and templates for your observations,

  • Online access to the Y-Mark Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage online assessment work for Assessment 1 (you will receive the login for this within 5 working days of enrolling),

  • Mock exams for the Unit 1 exam and the combined Unit 2, 3 and 5, which are available to download below,

  • Additional mock exams from other A&P units to assist with your revision, which are available to download below.

Other texts we recommend include:

The Concise Book of Muscles

Anatomy of Stretching

Sports Massage

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy

Complete Guide to Sports Massage

Assessment Guidance

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessments 3-7

Additional Revision Notes -
Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage
Mock Exams

Unit 1 Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage

Mock Paper 1

Mock Paper 1 Answers

Combined Unit Theory Assessment (covering Unit 2, 3 and 6)

Mock Paper 1

THE BELOW MOCK PAPERS ARE FROM OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND HAVE BEEN PROVIDED PURELY FOR REVISION PURPOSES

Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise and Fitness Instructors

Mock Paper 1

Mock Paper 1 Answers

Mock Paper 2

Mock Paper 2 Answers

Mock Paper 3

Mock Paper 3 Answers

Mock Paper 4

Mock Paper 4 Answers

Mock Paper 5

Mock Paper 5 Answers

Applied Anatomy & Physiology

Mock Paper 1

Mock Paper 1 Answers

Mock Paper 2

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Mock Paper 3

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Mock Paper 4

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Mock Paper 5

Mock Paper 5 Answers