Level 5 Sports Massage Therapist Course Ireland (Dublin, Kildare, Athlone & Waterford)

NFQ Aligned Level 5 National Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

sports massage therapist course irelandThe Qualification
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.

Course Modules:
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
Understand the structural organisation of the human body
Understand the structure and functions of the skin
Understand the structure and functions of the skeletal system
Understand the structure and functions of joints
Understand the structure and functions of the muscular system
Know the structure and functions of the nervous system
Understand the structure and functions of the endocrine system
Understand the structure and functions of the cardiovascular system
Understand the structure and functions of the respiratory system
Understand the structure and functions of the lymphatic system
Know the structure and functions of the digestive system
Know the structure and functions of the urinary system
Understand the effects of sports massage on the body systems

Principles of health and fitness
Understand the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
Understand the effects of exercise on the body
Know the components of fitness
Know the principles of training
Understand the importance of healthy eating

Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
Understand soft tissue dysfunction
Understand the process of repair of soft tissue

Professional Practice in Sports Massage
Understand legislation required in sports massage
Understand scope of practice in sports massage
Understand the standards relevant to the sports massage profession
Understand the principles of professional practice in sports massage
Understand how to produce, maintain and store client records

Sports Massage Treatments
Be able to carry out client assessment
Be able to devise sports massage treatment plans
Be able to apply sports massage treatments
Be able to evaluate sports massage treatments
Understand the history and development of massage
Understand the fundamentals of sports massage treatments
Understand how to assess and screen clients for sports massage treatments
Understand evaluation of sports massage treatments

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

Qualification Awarded
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.

April 2018 Course Dates:

There are 6 Courses starting April 2018, 2 starting in Athy, Co. Kildare, 2 starting in Dublin 4 and 2 starting in Athlone Town.
2 Courses starting in Athy, Co. Kildare April 2018; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Wednesday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Wednesday).
2 Courses starting in Dublin April 2018; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Thursday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Thursday).
2 Courses starting in Athlone April 2018; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Monday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Monday).

April 2018 Course Dates:

K1: Weekday Course – KILDARE (Wednesday) – Daytime Programme: 1 day per week over 10 weeks (9:30am to 4:30pm).  Dates are as follows:
April 11, 18, 25.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
June 6, 20.

K2: Evening Course – KILDARE (Wednesday) – Blended Learning: 1 evening per week over 10 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
April 11, 18, 25.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
June 6, 20.

D1: Weekday Course – DUBLIN (Thursday) – Daytime Programme: 1 day per week over 10 weeks (10am to 5pm).  Dates are as follows:
April 12, 19, 26.
May 3, 17, 24, 31.
June 7, 21, 28.

D2: Evening Course – DUBLIN (Thursday) – Blended Learning: 1 evening per week over 10 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
April 12, 19, 26.
May 3, 17, 24, 31.
June 7, 21, 28.

A1: Weekday Course – Athlone (Monday) – Daytime Programme: 1 day per week over 10 weeks (10am to 5pm).  Dates are as follows:
April 9, 16, 23, 30.
May 14, 21, 28.
June 4, 18, 25.

A2: Evening Course – Athlone (Monday) – Blended Learning: 1 evening per week over 10 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
April 9, 16, 23, 30.
May 14, 21, 28.
June 4, 18, 25.

Kildare Location: National Sports College, Fortbarrington Road, Athy, Co. Kildare.  Website: www.nsc.ie
Dublin Location: Sportsco, South Lotts Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4.  Website: www.sportsco.ie
Athlone Location: Athlone Regional Sports Centre, Athlone Town, Co. Westmeath.  Website: www.athlonersc.ie

How to Apply
To apply for any of our courses 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 Programme Director George Martin at 085 800 1221 or email info@nsc.ie.

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