Orthopaedic Sports Massage & Injury Management Course Ireland

NFQ Aligned Level 6 National Diploma in Orthopaedic Sports Massage & Injury Management

This Qualification is an advanced course of study which prepares you for a professional career as an Othopaedic Sports Massage Therapist.  You will be provided with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work with pathological and non-pathological muscle tissue.  This programme will develop your knowledge and understanding underpinning the practice of orthopaedic sports massage which will include areas such as functional and practical anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and stages of healing, planning, preparing and applying sports massage methods and advanced client assessment. This programme is aligned at Level 6 on The National Framework of Qualifications (Ireland) and has international recognition.

Course Modules:
Functional Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition for Sports Therapies
Structure & Function of the Circulatory System
Structure & Function of the Respiratory System
Structure & Function of the Skeletal System
Structure & Function of the Muscular System
Types of Posture
Underpinning Principles of Sports Injuries
Principles of Nutrition in Relation to Sports Injuries

Practical Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage
Palpation of Structures of the Musculo-skeletal System
Analysing Posture and Range of Movement
Understanding the Relevant Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of Massage Methods used to Prevent & Manage Injury
The Relevance of Nutrition, Hydration and Massage in the Recovery Strategy.
Neurological and Physiological Effects of Sports Massage

Applying Sports Massage Methods to Non-Pathological Tissue
Standards of Practice
Preparation for Sports Massage Sessions
Subjective and Objective Client Assessment
Sports Massage Strategies & Techniques
Applying Sports Massage to Non-Pathological Tissue / Contraindications
Evaluating Sessions
Produce, Maintain and Storage of Client Records

Applying Sports Massage Methods to Prevent & Manage Injury
Advanced Client Assessment
Applying Sports Massage to Pathological (Injured) Tissue
Advances Sports Massage Strategies & Techniques
Evaluating Sessions
Produce, Maintain and Storage of Client Records

20 hours of massage practice must be carried out during the training period and documented in a portfolio of evidence.

Qualifications Awarded
National Diploma in Orthopaedic Sports Massage & Injury Management (NSC)
Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (VTCT – NFQ Level 6)

VTCT qualifications are aligned to The National Framework of Qualifications (Ireland) and have international recognition.
Both NSC and VTCT qualifications allow graduates to obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice in Ireland and across Europe for approx. €150.

Previous Qualifications Required: NFQ Aligned Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage.

Course Fee: €1,100
€1,100 is our early bird option which must be paid in full prior to the course start date.  Standard fee is €1,200 which can be paid over the first 3 months of your programme.  Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full prior to final assessments.
A course deposit of €100 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.

Course fee includes registration, course notes, and certification.
Examination fees of €150 are due in the final month of training.

2017 Course Dates:
This is a weekend course with 8 contact days in total – 7 Saturdays and 1 Sunday (9:30am to 4:30pm).  Dates are as follows:
February 18
March 4, 26
April 8, 29
May 13, 20
June 10

New entrants without a previous sports massage qualification must first complete our Level 5 Sports Massage course (October 2017) prior to completing this programme.

How to Apply
Please email info@nsc.ie to request a course application form.  If you have any questions or would like a tour of our training facility please contact our Academic Director George Martin at 085 800 1221. You can also email info@nsc.ie.

Low Credit? – Text “courses” and your name to 085 800 1221 and an NSC representative will call you back.

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