Sports Massage & Injury Therapy

Earn an ITEC qualification with our Sports Massage & Injury Therapy Course at FitCert, Dublin

Qualifications Gained:

The ITEC Sports Massage & Injury Therapy Certificate is mapped at EQF Level 4 & 5

The Sports Massage & Injury Therapy course is the combination of two Qualifications.


Entry Requirements:

There are no previous academic requirements for our Sports massage & Injury Therapy Course


Why choose this qualification?

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.


Opportunities for Employment:

-set up your own clinic

-Health clubs

-Sports clubs

-Leisure and hospitality clubs



Professional body recognition:

The Sports massage & Injury Therapy qualification 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)


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

Course Structure:

This is a part-time course delivered one evening per week over 20 weeks

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