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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
17/09/20201 Year3Part-Time EveningBede CampusSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course is for people interested in becoming a sports massage therapist looking to work within a sports therapy clinic, alongside a qualified physiotherapist or independently through their own business. It has been designed to provide you with the skills to work unsupervised as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non-injured) tissue.

You’ll need to have a Level 2 qualification in an anatomy and physiology related area such as GCSE Biology or PE, or have industry experience.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+1800.00*You will need to provide your own stationery.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of Sports Massage Therapy including:

Functional anatomy and physiology
Classification of sports injuries
Stages of healing
Principles of Exercise, health and fitness
You’ll also l

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term

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What’s next?

After successfully completing the course you could become a self-employed sports massage therapist running your own business or find work in spas, fitness centres, sports clubs or other leisure outlets.

The course would also allow you to progress on to a Level 4 course in Sports Massage or can provide a route into a fitness instructing course.


Occupational therapists

Occupational therapists work with people who have a physical or learning disability or mental illness, actively engaging them in purposeful activities in order to maximise self-confidence, independent functioning and well-being.

Medium Salary

£ 34174

1100 people employed as Occupational therapists in the current year.

Speech and language therapists

Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.

Medium Salary

£ 31803

880 people employed as Speech and language therapists in the current year.

Therapy professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group plan and apply physical and therapeutic treatments and activities to assist recovery from physical and mental illness and to minimise the effects of disabilities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 222: Therapy professionals.

Medium Salary

£ 35027

1203 people employed as Therapy professionals n.e.c. in the current year.

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Why choose Sunderland College?

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