SPORTS MASSAGE & INJURY THERAPY

EARN AN ITEC QUALIFICATION WITH OUR SPORTS MASSAGE & THERAPY COURSE WITH FITCERT

WHY CHOOSE THIS QUALIFICATION?

Description: Sports Massage & Injury Therapy.
Location: FitCert, Parnells GAA, Coolock, Dublin 5
Evening Course: 24 Weeks | 24th Jan 2019 | Thurs 7-10pm
Price: €2,000
Payment Plan: Deposit: €300 | Payment 1: €500 | Payment 2: €500 | Payment 3: €500 | Payment 4: €200

 

The main aim of the ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage & Injury Therapy is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy.

It is designed for learners to gain entry in the sport and active leisure industry. It includes roles such as per, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective massage using a range of functional and Advanced Techniques.

Learners will receive TWO ITEC International qualifications on completion of the Sports Massage & Injury Therapy course. The Certificates are Level 4 & 5 on the Irish National Framework.

This Qualification combines the full range of skills and knowledge for the learner seeking employment or self -employment as a Sports Massage Therapist. This is the only ITEC qualification in Sports massage that covers all the skills required to become a Sports massage Therapist at EQF Level 5.

Professional body recognition:

The Sports Massage & Injury Therapy course is a combination of two qualifications and was designed and developed collaboratively with skills for health (SFH) the sector Skills Council responsible for standards in healthcare.

The qualification is recognised for membership by:

  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
  • Sports Massage Association (SMA)
  • General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT)
  • Complimentary Therapists Association (CThA)

Opportunities for Employment:

  • Set up your own clinic
  • Health clubs
  • Sports clubs
  • Leisure and hospitality clubs
  • Hotels

Course Details

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
There are no previous academic requirements for our Sports massage & Injury Therapy Course
COURSE CONTENT:
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  • Sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injuries
  • Functional Anatomy, Physiology for sports therapies
  • Nutrition for sports therapies
  • Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue
  • Understanding the principles and practices of subjective assessment
  • Evaluating the range of objective assessment methods used to gather information
  • Carry out subjective assessments of clients
  • Pathophysiology of common injuries
  • Designing a sports treatment plan
  • Understanding treatments to support soft tissue repair
  • Cryotherapy during soft tissue repair
  • Heat treatments
  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue techniques used in sports massage
  • Applying soft tissue massage treatment
More Info

The main skills you will learn are:

Consultation methods-to include obtaining informed consent prior to assessment & application of
the massage where necessary, carrying out client assessment, obtaining information on possible
cautions and contra indications to massage before commencing any treatments, adapting the
massage routine to meet the specific needs of the clients.

Applying sports massage treatments-to include preparing a safe & hygienic working environment,
preforming pre event, Inter, intra and post event massage techniques, maintenance, massage
mediums, posture, methods of evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment and giving after care
advice.

You will have the ability to perform sports massage therapy skills with particular knowledge of
anatomy & physiology, understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction, professional practice
in sports massage and principles of health and fitness that may influence the treatment.

Opportunities for students to focus on development of their wide range of skills in a sports massage
setting such as communication with clients, working with others and problem solving.

Opportunities for students to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes
essential for successful performance in employment as a sports massage therapist.

Why Chose This Course?

The ITEC Diploma In Sports Massage and Injury Therapy is the qualification required by employers in
sports massage, fitness, spas, holistic therapies and to enable you to set up your own practice as it
contains the full range of skills and knowledge for the professional sports massage therapist.

This qualification meets National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is listed on the Official Register
of Qualifications.

This qualification is recognised by all professional bodies within the sports massage, Fitness, spa &
holistic therapy for member ship and insurance purposes.

Syllabus Covered
  • Principles of soft tissue techniques
  • Soft tissue release
  • Connective tissue
  • Corrective frictions
  • Trigger points
  • Myofascial release
  • Postural assessment
  • Range of motion testing
  • Maintenance, mediums , posture
  • Heat treatments
  • Functional anatomy, physiology for sports therapy
  • Monitoring tissue responses throughout treatments
  • Nutrition for sports therapies
  • Principles of subjective assessment
  • Pathophysiology of common injuries
  • Designing sports treatment plans
  • Performing pre, inter, intra and post event massage

COURSE
DETAILS

PRICE: €2,000

AWARD: EQF Level 4 & 5

TYPE: Part-time

START DATE: 24th January

DURATION: 24 Weeks

TIME: Thurs 7 – 10pm

LOCATION: Dublin | Dundalk | Offaly

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STARTED?

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