• YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (601/5123/7)

    This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required for industry recognition as a sports massage practitioner.

    Price

    £65

    GLH

    128 hours

    TQT

    190 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    601/5123/7

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 January 2015

    Operational end date – 30 April 2024

    Certification end date – 30 April 2026

    Latest version of qualification – YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (soft tissue dysfunction) (610/0736/5)

    Entry Requirements

    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Performance Massage (610/0701/8) or equivalent

    Assessments

    • Worksheet
    • Theory assessment paper (short answers):
    • Observations of practical skills:
    • Treatment aims tables
    • Treatments modalities tables

    Endorsement

    Overview

    This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required for industry recognition as a sports massage practitioner. The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to provide sports massage therapy to clients to correct common patterns of dysfunction, and/or pre-diagnosed injuries, using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.

    Qualification details

    This qualification contains content to support learners to:

    • Anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body
    • The pathophysiology of common injuries/soft tissue patterns of dysfunction
    • The principles and practice of objective assessment techniques and the influences and effects which such information has upon treatment planning
    • How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process
    • The purpose and use of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques used within sports massage therapy
    • Conducting subjective and objective assessments
    • Devising sports massage treatment plans to help correct identified areas of soft tissue dysfunction and /or support the soft tissue repair process of previously diagnosed injuries
    • Application of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques
    • Evaluation of sports massage treatments
    • Worksheet:
      • Conducting subjective and objective assessments
    • Theory assessment paper (short answers):
      • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
      • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
    • Observations of practical skills:
      • Subjective/objective examinations (x5)
      • Delivery of sports massage (x5)
    • Treatment aims tables
    • Treatments modalities tables

    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 is required for industry recognition as a sports massage practtioner. This qualification may be used to support access towards degree studies related to Sports Therapy and/or Sport and Exercise Sciences.

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    D/506/7501Conducting subjective and objective assessment
    K/506/7503Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
    H/506/7502Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury

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