Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Sports Massage Therapy

Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Sports Massage Therapy

The Qualification

This programme is QQI Recognised at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and Aligned to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

This Qualification is an advanced course of study which prepares you for a professional career as a Sports Massage/Bodywork 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 sports massage therapy 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 comparable to Level 6 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland and has international recognition

PREVIOUS QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A sports massage qualification that is aligned to the Irish educational framework at Level 5 or the UK educational framework at Level 3 (Focus Awards/VTCT/ITEC) or equivalent.

 

Course Modules

Course Modules

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Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessments
  1. Be able to conduct subjective and objective assessment
  2. Be able to devise a sport massage treatment plan
  3. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body
  4. Understand the influences and effects of client information on treatment planning
  5. Understand the effects of anatomy, physiology and pathology on human function
  6. Understand the principles and practice of objective assessment techniques
Provide Sports Massage Techniques to prevent and manage injury
  1. Be able to apply soft tissue techniques in sports massage treatments
  2. Understand the principles of soft tissue techniques used in sports massage therapy

Techniques include soft tissue release, connective tissues, corrective frictions, trigger points and muscle energy techniques.

Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  1. Understand treatments to support soft tissue repair
  2. Understand the use of cryotherapy during soft tissue repair
  3. Understand the use of heat treatments during soft tissue repairs

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

Other Information

Other Information

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Qualifications Awarded
  • Diploma in Advanced Sports Massage Therapy (NSC)
  • Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (OFQUAL)

OFQUAL qualifications are comparable to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland and have international recognition.
Both NSC and OFQUAL qualifications allow graduates to obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice in Ireland and across Europe.

Course Fee

Course Tuition Fee€1,400 (Including Course Notes & E-Books)

Exam Registration/Certification Fee: €100

€1,400 is our early bird option which must be paid in full prior to the course start date.  The regular course fee of €1,500 can be paid over two installments during the programme.  Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full prior to final assessments.
A non-refundable course deposit of €150 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.  The balance/first installment of the course fee is due prior to the course start date.
Course fee includes registration, course notes and e-books.
Exam registration and certification fees of €100 are due prior to online assignment grading or attending practical assessments.

Course Dates

This course starts June 2023 and runs over a 12 week period.  This is a blended learning programme which involves online lectures, video tutorials and written assignments, coupled with practical in-person sessions.

The following attendance days in Kildare are required while on this programme:

  • Saturday June 24, 2023 (10am to 4pm)
  • Saturday July 8, 2023 (10am to 4pm)
  • Saturday July 22, 2023 (10am to 4pm)
  • Saturday August 5, 2023 (10am to 4pm)
  • Saturday August 19, 2023 (10am to 4pm)
How to Apply

To apply, please email [email protected] to request an application form.

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