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Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This qualification has been designed to provide experienced practitioners, currently working in sport and active leisure, with the requisite understanding and complex skills and techniques to work as an advanced Sports Massage Practitioner.

Please note, we are one of only a handful of institutions in the UK offering this qualification, so please apply early in order to secure your place on the course.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September and will take one year to complete. It will include 4 hours of clinical delivery each week in addition to clinical case studies required for assessment which are flexible.

This course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

Throughout this qualification, you will undertake detailed biomechanical assessments, test and analyse the integrity of the muscular and neurological systems and develop complex treatment strategies based on sound clinical reasoning and evidence-based research.

Practically, you will carry out sports massage using a range of complex techniques, to include:

  • Myofascial
  • Positional release
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
  • Active isolated stretching

You will also gain an advanced understanding of the biological basis for complex massage/soft tissue methods and the impact of nutrition and hydration on the effects of treatment. The effectiveness of these methods will also be evaluated, as will research undertaken on the use of these methods in sport and active leisure.

You will develop the understanding and skills required to carry out and analyse comprehensive subjective assessments of clients.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through portfolio work, observations and clinical case studies.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You must hold a relevant level 4 sports massage qualification.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £995 with only a limited number of places available. A payment plan is available once you secure your place on the course.

For further information on payment arrangements that may be available, please visit our financial support pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You will be equipped to work with clientele ranging from recreational sport and active leisure enthusiasts to professional sports persons and elite athletes.

This qualification will enable you to work with non-acute recent injuries and pre-existing conditions for restorative and corrective purposes, with focus on posture, gait, ligamentous and neural conditions. This may include working in clinics for sporting teams or as a mobile therapist. This may be in an employed or self-employed context.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Eddie Barker

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“My course has helped me to build my physical abilities while developing my knowledge of sports massage and anatomy.”

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