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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

£1,500.00

The aim of the Active IQ L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is to provide the learners with a combination of knowledge and skills to be recognised as a qualified sports massage therapist. The qualification will provide learners with both the skills and knowledge to be able to apply sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue who have no acute/post-acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.

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Resources

Manual -Candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections and utilise e-learning below to help with revision.

E-learning- is included in the cost of the course. It is designed to offer a different learning style from the manual as some of our candidates prefer visual and interactive learning as they struggle to study from the book alone. Within the e-learning resource it will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatments

Active IQ has advised that candidates would require a laptop or computer to access your e-Learning account as an iPad or mobile phone would not have the full capability to perform all the functions within the e-Learning.

Delivery

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage course is delivered via Blended learning, there is an element of home study, online face to face delivery and practical days. This course is delivered either on a one-to-one basis (tutor and candidate), or in a one to two basis (tutor and two candidates). Where the course is delivered in a one-to-one basis the candidate will need to bring along a client to the practical days.

Home study prior to the course Completion of the E- Learning of all the below areas:

o    Anatomy and physiology for sports massage

o    Principles of health and fitness

o    Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction

o    Professional practice in sports massage

o    Sports massage treatments

Read through the Anatomy and Physiology section of the course manual.

Online Delivery

Day 1

 

 

Recapping over the following:

Skeletal system, Muscular system

Lymphatic system, Nervous system

Endocrine system, CV system

Respiratory system

Effects of Sports massage

Health and fitness, Healthy eating

Planes and axis of movement

Online Theory assessment The theory assessment will be completed through a browser-based e-assessment platform, such as Google Chrome. This assessment date can be arranged to suit the candidate.

Theory paper – Level 3 Anatomy and physiology of sports massage.

Multiple choice – 50 questions (pass mark 35/50)

Allocated time – 105 minutes

Practical Delivery

Day 2

Covid screening

How to set up for massage

Towel Management & Medians

Identify Major Muscle Groups

Origin & Insertions

Techniques of Massage

Practice Massage Techniques

Practical Delivery

Day 3

Sports Massage Context: Pre, Post & Maintenance

Palpation

Practice Massage Techniques

Subjective Assessment

Objective Assessment: Posture, active assessment

Client Record Card

Devising Treatment Strategies

Practice Pre/Post Massage

Practical Delivery

Day 4

Passive Stretching

Practice Subjective & Objective Assessment

Practice Massage Techniques

 

 

Practical Delivery and Practical Assessment

Day 5

Practice Massage Techniques

Go through assessment portfolio to make sure it’s completed

 

  • Practical Assessment: Pre, Post & Maintenance Massage

 

Course Dates

Course Code: MT005
Online Day one: 5th of August
Practical Day 2 & 3: 1st & 2nd of September, Day 4 & 5: 29th & 30th of September 2022

Course Code: MT006
Online Day one: 11th of September
Practical Day 2 & 3: 15th & 16th of October, Day 4 & 5: 19th & 20th of November 2022

Course Code: MT007
Online Day one: 28th of October
Practical Day 2 & 3: 24th & 25th of November, Day 4 & 5: 19th & 20th of December 2022

Assessment

  • Online Multiple-Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence – Worksheets and an assignment
  • Three Summative Observations:
  1. Maintenance massage in a clinical environment
  2. Pre-event massage in a non-clinical environment
  3. Post-event massage in a non-clinical environment

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be 16+ years of age.
  • As an element of communication is involved throughout this course, learners should have good basic skills in communication.

Accreditation

  • This qualification is recognised by the Complementary & Natural Care Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies.
  • This qualification is also CIMSPA Endorsed and supported by the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT)
  • Once qualified, a Sports Massage Therapist may be self-employed or an employed therapist in professional sporting arenas, gyms, private clinics, existing businesses, and many other environments.

Progression Routes

On completion of the Diploma learners can progress on to the L4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

eLearning

eLearning is designed to offer a different learning style from the manual as some of our learners prefer visual and interactive learning as they struggle to study from the book alone.
The content within the eLearning is not different to the content within your manual, the eLearning, however, is laid out to break down each unit within the qualification and quiz yourself to let yourself know if you are getting the answers correct.
Active IQ has advised that you would require a laptop or computer to access your eLearning account as an iPad or mobile phone would not have the full capability to perform all the functions within the eLearning. Please be aware eLearning is not a mandatory learning tool.

Customer Testimonials

Yet again another course well delivered by Fitness Training Scotland. Tutor was outstanding, very patient and firm when required. Really enjoyed the course and furthering my skills. Look forward to further courses in the future.

Lee – Clydebank November 2018

Excellent course – ready to go out and get practical hands on experience.

Lorna – Clydebank November 2018