Sports Massage Therapy Level 3 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The main aim of the ITEC Level 3 certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the main practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy in a sporting environment such as a leisure centre, sports club or competitive teams.

The course involves:

  • The practical application of sports massage
  • Functional anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Applying sports specific massage methods
  • Palpation skills to analyse posture and range of movement

Candidates will benefit from:

  • Fully equipped, modern facilities, which cater for all students practical needs, including a steady supply of clients for student case studies and work experience
  • The opportunity to have work experience with professional teams and athletes in professional environments
  • All staff are fully experienced, enthusiastic and have a high level of industry knowledge
  • Opportunities to develop transferable skills: reception skills, communication skills, consultation skills
  • Links with Bridgwater Cricket Club

Please note, there is an additional cost for kit that will be discussed at your interview. Once you enrol on the course, you will receive further details and links to make purchases from the College or directly with suppliers.

Assessment Methods

Assessement includes:

  • Multiple choice examinations
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress to the Level 4 sports massage course or become a Sports Massage Therapist in a beauty salon, spa, leisure club or sports club. You could also become a Complementary Therapist or work at health farms, on cruise liners or become a self-employed Sports Massage Therapist.

Course Summary

Course Title Sports Massage Therapy Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade A to C or 9 to 4 ,a Level 2 beauty therapy qualification, a Level 2 sports qualification or any Level 3 qualifications in sports, complementary therapies, anatomy and physiology or beauty therapy.

Attendance Requirements One evening a week for 30 weeks.
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The work experience opportunities at BTC have been really beneficial. I started by helping out at Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa, and by the end of the week, I was giving complementary treatments. Now I’ve completed my Level 2 and am starting to study my Level 3, I work there part-time which is great for my coursework.

Rebecca Brown- Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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