Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This Sports Massage course will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform Sports Massage therapy competently to recent, non-acute injury and pre-existing conditions.

This will include a range of massage techniques as well as special and functional massage tests, additional to those acquired at Level 3. You will also develop your advanced knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology related to Sports Massage, to be able to assess and advise on the type of treatment to support soft tissue repair at each stage of injury and recovery and how Sports Massage can help.

What will I study?

You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests. You will also develop the skills to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.


Tuition £811

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?

  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
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What Next?

Graduates of this qualification will be able to gain employment and insurance as a Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner, providing a range of advanced Sports Massage Techniques for recent non-acute injuries and for pre-existing conditions. This may include working in clinics, for sporting teams or as mobile therapists. This may be in an employed or self-employed context.

You will be able to progress on to the VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage (QCF) which will build upon the skills, knowledge and understanding gained at Level 4.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

You will need a Level 3 Sports Massage or equivalent Sports Massage qualification.

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Start Dates

Stage 9566/201EFA
Mode Part Time
Year Year 1
Duration 12 Weeks
Time 17:00 - 21:00
Start 10/03/2021
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