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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course consists of modules 1-9(iSp), modules 21-26 and a concluding module SpEx.  Module 21(i & ii) is a postal assignment for completion during August and December.  The remaining modules require attendance over six weekends in Nottingham, which are generally arranged a month apart.  The latter modules contain sport specific material.  These modules are accessible to therapists with an existing remedial massage qualification who wish to study the Sports Injury and Rehabilitation elements, but have already covered the earlier course content (credit will be given for prior learning).

Sports massage is covered to enable work to be undertaken on sporting professionals under the direction of a physiotherapist. Training is also given to enable students to evaluate and enhance performance in the field of sport.  Students also have a log book to complete with records of treatments they have conducted in the sporting field.

COURSE CONTENT:

Module 1 = Massage
Module 2 = Body Tissues
Module 3 = Musculo-Skeletal System
Module 4 = Nervous System
Module 5 = Circulatory System
Module 6 = Digestive System
Module 7 = Respiratory, Excretory & Endocrine Systems
Module 8 = Integumentary & Reproductive Systems, Consultation & Referral & Record keeping
Module 9(iSp) = First Aid Certification, Professional & Ethical issues and Self motivation.
Module 21(i) = Principles of Sports Medicine and Tissue Science
Module 21 (ii) = Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
Module 22 = Sports Massage & Principles of Rehabilitation
Module 23 = Lower Limb Injuries
Module 24 = Upper Limb Injuries
Module 25 = Head, Pelvis and Spine
Module 26 = First-Line Treatment, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy

Module SpEx = Written and practical examinations, Business practice and CPD obligations 

ASSESSMENT:
Written and practical examinations are undertaken to assess whether the candidate has the necessary academic and practical knowledge to work confidently as an individual or as part of a multi-disciplinary team in providing a high standard of supervision and care for athletes, within the limits of their own professional practice and in accordance with an acceptable code of ethics.

- Students are required to attend all the seminars
- Students are required to complete all research assignments

- Students are required to complete a log book of 60 hours observation/ treatment in the sports field
- A 2.5 hour written examination covering Anatomy and Physiology and Consultation,  Examination  and Treatment requires a passing grade of 65%.
- There is also a practical exam, in which an overall grade of 65% is required
- A Credit is awarded to those who achieve 75% or more in the written paper
- A Distinction is awarded for a grade of 85% or over in the written paper

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QUALIFICATION:
A Diploma in Sports Massage, Injury and Rehabilitation is awarded to successful candidates.

The successful candidate can use the letters Dip SM (MSM) after their name on completion of this course and apply for full membership of the NAMMT and CNHC.

FEES:

Total course cost = £2680. This includes an initial enrolment fee of £120.  Payments can be made by standing order of £160 over sixteen months.

Students may make payment in full at the commencement of the course by cheque or credit card. Payment by credit card incurs an additional charge.

Fees are non-refundable in the event of non-attendance but in certain circumstances a student may have their course temporarily suspended. Fees are subject to revision at any time except for students already enrolled. Enrolment is deemed to have lapsed after 12 months of non-attendance.

COURSE DATES: Commencing September 2013 

 
Subject
Starting 2013
1
Massage
21/22 Sep 2013
2 Body Tissues 26/27 Oct 2013
3 The Musculo-Skeletal System 23/24 Nov 2013
4
The Nervous System 14/15 Dec 2013
5 The Circulatory System 25/26 Jan 2014
6 The Digestive System 15/16 Feb 2014
7 The Respiratory, Excretory and Endocrine Systems

8/9 Mar 2014

To coincide with the Ashby 20 Road Race Event

8 The Integumentary System and the Reproduction System. Consultation and Referral 26/27 Apr 2014
9(iSp) First Aid Certification, Professional and Ethical Issues 31 May / 1 Jun 2014
22
Sports Massage & Principles of Rehabilitation 
21/22 Jun 2014
23
Lower Limb Injuries
26/27 Jul 2014
24 Upper Limb Injuries  9/10 Aug 2014
21 (i)
Principles of Sports Medicine & Tissue Science
Distance learning module to complete during Aug 2014 
25
Head, Spine and Pelvis
27/28 Sep 2014
26
First-line Treatment, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy, Sports Nutrition & Development Changes in Athletes
25/26 Oct 2014
REV Revision Day 30 Nov 2014
21(ii)
Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry
Distance learning module to complete during Dec 2014
SpEx
Written and practical Examinations, Business Practice and CPD obligations
3/4 Jan 2015
  All modules and log books must be completed successfully prior to certification.  

Commencing September 2014

 

 
Subject
Starting 2014
1
Massage
20/21 Sep 2014
2 Body Tissues 18/19 Oct 2014
3 The Musculo-Skeletal System 15/16 Nov 2014
4
The Nervous System 20/21 Dec 2014
5 The Circulatory System 24/25 Jan 2015
6 The Digestive System 21/22 Feb 2015
7 The Respiratory, Excretory and Endocrine Systems

TBC Mar 2015

To coincide with the Ashby 20 Road Race Event

8 The Integumentary System and the Reproduction System. Consultation and Referral 25/26 Apr 2015
9(iSp) First Aid Certification, Professional and Ethical Issues 23/24 May 2015
22
Sports Massage & Principles of Rehabilitation 
13/14 Jun 2015
23
Lower Limb Injuries
4/5 Jul 2015
24 Upper Limb Injuries  1/2 Aug 2014
21 (i)
Principles of Sports Medicine & Tissue Science
Distance learning module to complete during Aug 2015 
25
Head, Spine and Pelvis
5/6 Sep 2015
26
First-line Treatment, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy, Sports Nutrition & Development Changes in Athletes
3/4 Oct 2015
REV Revision Day 1 Nov 2015
21(ii)
Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry
Distance learning module to complete during Nov 2015
SpEx
Written and practical Examinations, Business Practice and CPD obligations
28/29 Nov 2015
  All modules and log books must be completed successfully prior to certification.  
 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Prospective students should have specific interest in sports massage and selection is made by interview.  This is also a prime opportunity to discuss individual needs and ensure the course of your choice is right for you. Students must also undertake work experience during the course with a variety sports people to enhance their learning.