Level 4 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports

Cost: £4470 (Funding available)

Funding Available For This Course

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF) is aimed at those learners currently working in the sports and active leisure sector.

The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF) is to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that is needed to be able to conduct subjective and objective assessments, provide Sports Massage techniques to prevent and manage injury, and to be confident in treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.

Details

  • Plymouth, London, Southend and Telford Centre
  • Accredited Qualification

COURSE DETAILS

Funded for individuals over the age of 19

Course Length: 1 days per week for 14-16 weeks, 09.30-16.30. Courses run in line with the school academic year and we therefore have breaks for half-terms, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holidays.

Type: Blended learning – classroom based 1 day a week and independent study (recommended 10 hours a week)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ages 19+

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

Applicants will also be required to complete a functional skills assessment upon enrolment.

Qualification Structure and Units

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Your Career

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Your goals

Principles of health and fitness

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of health and fitness. This includes the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, the short and long-term effects of exercise on the body, components of fitness and principles of training. In addition you will cover the key fundamentals of healthy eating, hydration and professional boundaries when offering nutritional advice. 

Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to sports massage. You will explore the anatomy and physiology of each of the body systems and look at the physical, physiological, neurological and psychological effects of sports massage on these systems

Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction and Injury

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of soft tissue injury and dysfunction. This will include the differences between injury and dysfunction, covering the different types, causes and symptoms of each. In addition, you will explore the process of soft tissue repair, factors that may influence the repair process and the importance of the inflammatory process.

Professional practice in sports massage

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding related to professional practice in sports massage. This will include legislation, use of chaperones, informed consent, scope of practice, contra-indications, referral and record keeping. You will also explore expected standards of professionalism and the importance of continual professional development.

Sports massage treatments

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to plan, apply and evaluate sports massage methods for pre, post, inter-event and maintenance purposes. It will also include assessment and screening of the client. In addition, the importance of evaluation and reflection will be covered. You will also learn about the history and development of sports massage and how sports massage can complement other therapies and treatment.

Performing Subjective and Objective Assessment

The aim of this unit is to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to analyse information gathered from subjective and objective client assessments. You will also develop detailed knowledge of the bony and soft structures of the major joints of the body, factors that may predispose clients to injury, factors that may influence clients ability to recover from injury, postural deviations, ageing and the pathophysiology of common muscle and tendon injuries.

UNDERSTAND TREATMENT TO SUPPORT INJURY REHABILITATION​

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding to support soft tissue repair during the acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of injury. This will include the selection of the most appropriate treatment modality and the protocols to use. In addition you will explore the physiological and neurological effects/benefits of ice and heat during the various stages of soft tissue repair, methods available, possible contra-indications, adverse reactions and actions to take in this event.

Understand and Provide Sports Massage Techniques

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to apply, adapt and evaluate sports massage methods for maintenance and corrective purposes. You will be able to work on recent non-acute injuries and pre-existing conditions (with the guidance of healthcare professionals). You will build on massage skills learnt at level 3 and will be introduced to a range of advanced soft tissue techniques. You will develop understanding of the protocols to use for each soft tissue technique and be able to evaluate the effects critically. In addition you will be able to give appropriate aftercare advice.

Portfolio Assessments

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

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