At level 4, a sports massage practitioners role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments to seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction, and/or pre-diagnosed injuries, using a range of basic and advance massage techniques.
Learners will complete 3 mandatory units:
- Conducting subjective and objective assessment
- Provide sport massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
- Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
Develop the following skills:
- Conducting subjective and objective assessments
- Devising sports massage treatment plans to help correct identified areas of soft tissue dysfunction and/or support the oft tissue repair process of previously diagnose injuries
- Application of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques
- Evaluation of sports massage treatments
You will also need to undertake at least 36 hours work experience and you are responsible for finding your own work experience placement within the sports massage industry.
You will be assessed through practical performance, a portfolio of work that you will build up over the duration of the course, practical observations; completion of workbooks/worksheets.
In order to be considered for this qualification, you must be fit enough to perform sports massage, have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent. A positive reference from previous school/college that includes attendance, punctuality, behaviour and competence to work. You will also need to demonstrate your commitment and skill during the interview process.
You will need fitness gear to complete your practical work.
Learners who complete this qualification can gain employment and insurance to work as either an employed or self-employed sports massage practitioner. They can work with both injured clients and non-injured clients, within organisations/facilities such as sport massage therapy/osteopathic clinics, and sporting/fitness venues.
The qualification may be used to support access towards degree studies related to Sports Therapy and/or Sports and Exercise Sciences.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.