Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self-employed. The course starts each September.

This sports massage course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology related to Sports Massage and the principles of health and fitness, which combined, will equip you to better understand the athlete, the problems they may be incurring and how Sports Massage can help.

In addition you will develop an understanding of the differences between soft tissue dysfunction, an injury and the role that Sports Massage plays.

It will also provide you with the skills and techniques to plan, prepare and apply a range of techniques to treat your clients.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to gain employment as a Level 3 Sports Massage Practitioner, providing pre, post, intra/inter and maintenance massage. This may include working in clinics, for sporting teams or as mobile therapists. This may be in an employed or self-employed therapist.


Tuition £975

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

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

You will be able to progress on to the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage (QCF) which will build upon the skills, knowledge, and understanding gained at Level 3.

Other Progression Routes

You could also progress into:

  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Indian Head massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy
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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

No previous knowledge or experience is required for this course.

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Start Dates

Stage 9565/201EFA
Mode Part Time
Year Year 1
Duration 22 Weeks
Days THU
Time 17:00 - 21:00
Start 10/09/2020
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