Working to improve range of motion and flexibility, dispel waste products, enhance blood flow and, ultimately reduce recovery time and the risk of injury, sports massage therapy forms an important part of an athlete’s pre, post and inter-event training strategies.
This course covers the basics of general massage techniques and delves into the science behind sports massage therapy. You will learn, among other things, the contraindications of massage, stretching techniques and the fundamentals of trigger point therapy, enabling you to offer pre, post and inter-event sports massage to athletes of all levels.
Covers the basics of general massage techniques and delves into the science behind sports massage therapy
Gain knowledge of massage containdications, stretching techniques and trigger point therapy
Offer pre, post and inter-event sports massage therapy to athletes of all levels, from weekend warriors to elite players
Part-time short course
How is this course delivered? (Study mode & duration)
This is a 9-week attended course that covers both theoretical and practical modules. Classes are held on weekday evenings. You will be required to to complete a series of assignments, a theory exam, a practical exam and perform and record 10 practical case studies.
What are the contents of this course? (Modules & chapters)
- Theory and science of sports massage
- The effects of sports massage
- Contraindications and cautions in massage
- Techniques and skills
- Restorative sports massage
- Sports massage at athletic events
- Maintenance sports massage
- Planning and giving a sports massage
Do I need any previous qualifications to enroll in this course? (Entry requirements)
In order to register for this course, you must have thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. If you have completed any previous personal training or fitness based course, this should be sufficient, however, if you have no previous anatomy or physiology knowledge, you will need to register for the Introduction to Exercise Science offered at a discounted rate with this course.
How will I be recognised upon completion of this course? (Accreditation & Certification)
Upon completion of this course you will be awarded 20 REPS CPD points and will receive an HFPA certificate of achievement.
How to Register for this Course
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