NFQ Aligned Level 5 National Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
The National Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy has been designed to provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work with non-pathological (non-injured) muscle tissue.
In this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. In addition you will develop the understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare for and apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients. You will also enhance your skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future practice.
This qualification is endorsed by the Sports Massage Association (SMA), accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) UK and aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (Ireland) at Level 5.
On successful completion of this qualification you will be equipped to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner throughout the sport and active leisure industry.
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
Structure & Function of the Digestive System
Structure & Function of Human Cells & Tissues
Structure & Function of the Nervous System
Structure & Function of the Lymphatic System
Structure & Function of the Endocrine System
Structure & Function of the Urinary System
Structure, Function & Common Pathologies of the Skin
Types of Posture
Underpinning Principles of Sports Injuries
Principals of Nutrition in relation to Sports Injuries
Applying Sports Massage Methods to Non-Pathological Tissue
Standards of Practice
Preparation for Sports Massage Sessions
Sports Massage Strategies & Techniques
Applying Sports Massage to Non-Pathological Tissue
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.
National Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (NSC)
Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (VTCT)
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: Leaving certificate or equivalent. Mature applicants (over 25) without a leaving cert will also be considered. Applicants must be computer literate as course notes are provided online and participants are required to submit project work via email.
Course Fee: €1,100
Course fee includes registration and course notes.
Examination fees of €150 are due in the final month of training.
Your have the option of paying your course fee by direct debit.
Standard Payment – €1,200 or €1,100 (early bird)
Early bird offer (€1,100) must be paid in full prior to the course start date. Standard payment (€1,200): Pay your course fee 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.
If you have any questions regarding our course fees, please contact our programme director George Martin at 085 800 1221.
Money Back Promise! NSC will refund any course payments right up to your first day of training, no questions asked! We take the worry out of making the decision to do a course. If you sign up to any of our training programmes and then decide not to go ahead, we will refund all of your deposit. This money back promise expires on the first day of your training course.
October 2017 Course Dates:
Weekend course (Saturdays) – 10 Saturdays in total (9:30am to 4:30pm). Dates are as follows:
October 14, 28.
November 11, 25.
December 9, 23.
January 13, 27.
February 10, 24.
How to Apply
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If you have any questions or would like a tour of our training facility please contact our programme director George Martin at 085 800 1221. You can also email email@example.com.
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