• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (601/5011/7)

    This qualification enables learners to perform massage on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions.

    Price

    £65

    GLH

    225 hours

    TQT

    370 hours

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

    Qualifications Type

    Technical Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    601/5011/7

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 December 2014

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification – YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Performance Massage (610/0701/8)

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+
    • Be fit enough to perform massage
    • Be able to communicate with clients, although these skills will be developed during the qualification.

    Assessments

    • Assessment workbook
    • Theory assessments
    • Worksheets
    • Observations of practical skills (x3)

    Overview

    This qualification enables learners to perform massage on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions. The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide plan, provide and evaluate massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques.

    Qualification details

    This qualification contains content to support learners to:

    • 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
    • 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

    This qualification has 10 assessments across 5 units:

    • Assessment workbook
      • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
    • Theory assessments:
      • Multiple choice:
      • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
      • Short answer theory paper:
      • Principles of health and fitness
      • Professional practice in sports massage
      • Sports massage treatments
    • Worksheets:
      • Principles of health and fitness
      • Professional practice in sports massage
      • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
      • Sports massage treatments
    • Observations of practical skills (x3)

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification syllabus and/or learner assessment record, which are available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    This qualification meets the pre-entry requirements for the YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sport Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Dysfunction). The Level 4 qualification is required for industry recognition as a sports massage therapist. These qualifications may be used to support access towards degree studies related to Sports Therapy and/or Sport and Exercise Sciences.

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    J/506/7220Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
    R/506/7222Principles of Health and Fitness
    Y/506/7223Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction✔️
    D/506/7224Professional Practice in Sports Massage✔️
    T/506/7228Sports Massage Treatments✔️

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