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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

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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

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

This assessment is the Y-Mark Level 3 anatomy & physiology for sports massage online assessment workbook. You can complete this at anytime during your course. Here is the link to access this online workbook - https://elearning.ymcaawards.co.uk/. There are 7 sections altogether and you need to score 100% on each workbook, but you do get unlimited attempts and you can use your course materials to help you. Please let your assessor know, once you have completed them so your results can be recorded.

Assessment 2

This is your Anatomy & Physiology multiple choice theory exam. You have the opportunity to complete this exam on the last attendance date, but your revision can start straight away using your course materials and additional resources below. This exam will only assess you on the following topics:

  • Structure of the human body

  • Structure and function of the skin

  • Nervous system

  • Endocrine system

  • Cardiovascular system

  • Respiratory system

  • Lymphatic system

  • Digestive system

  • Urinary system

  • The effects of sports massage on body systems

Assessment 3, 5, 7 and 8

These assessments are the worksheet questions which you can find in your Learner Assessment Record (LAR). These will be set for homework during your course dates, but you are welcome to complete them beforehand. Please use your course manuals plus any additional research/reading to complete these worksheets. Please submit your LAR once these worksheets are complete.

Assessment 4, 6 and 9

This assessment is the Combined Unit Theory Exam. It will test your knowledge from the following chapters in your YMCA Awards Sports Massage manual - Chapter 1, 2 and 4. You will have the opportunity to complete this exam on the last attendance day on the course, but your revision can start straight away.

Assessment 10

This assessment involves x3 practical observations of which will be completed during your course dates. There is nothing you need to do beforehand to prepare for these assessments.

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

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Mock Paper 2

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Mock Paper 3

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Mock Paper 4

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Mock Paper 5

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Applied Anatomy & Physiology

Mock Paper 1

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Mock Paper 2

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Mock Paper 3

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Mock Paper 4

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Mock Paper 5

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