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A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques.

Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions.

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

Skills relating to the qualification:

  • Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments
  • Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with clients requirements and expectations
  • Application of fundamental sports massage techniques
  • Evaluation of sports massage treatments

Entry Requirements*:

  • Level 2 Fitness Intructor (or equivalent)
  • Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology

*These can be covered as a part of the qualification