Become a Sports Massage Therapist
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques.
Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions. This qualification is the pre-requisite to the Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy course where you can work with both uninjured and injured tissue and treat someone a lot closer to the acute phase.
This qualification is also recognised by The Association of Soft Tissue Therapists, The Sports Therapy Association, Federation of Holistics Threrapts and the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points.
What will I learn on the Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course?
What topics are covered on this course?
What are the course units and how are each assessed?
What is the entry requirement for this course?
There are no entry requirements for this course - just a passion for helping people, good communication skills, an interest in learning about the body and the moritvation to learn and practice outside of course dates.
What can I do after completing this qualification?
You can work as a qualified sports massage therapist working with non-injured clients in a sporting or clinic setting.
Study & Assessment Options
The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a LIVE course, which involves both distance learning and attendance to course dates.
This LIVE course includes some distance learning plus six mandatory course attendance dates for practical elements. All assessments can be completed on the course dates, but theory exams can be deferred to a later date if you wish or even completed prior the the course dates should you enrol early enough.
What course materials and support will I receive?
Live Course (with attendance days)
YMCA Awards course manuals,
Assessment paperwork for all units,
Recommended reading list,
Attendance to six tutor taught course dates (including assessments),
Link to further presentations and mock exams,
Access to a personal tutor,
Access to our study support Facebook Group.