Diploma in Sports Massage

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course consists of modules 21-37 and a concluding module SpEx.  Modules 30 & 31 are postal assignments for completion during August and December.  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.   The home study elements of this course comprise 200 hours during modules 21-29 and a further 120 hours minimum for module 30 onwards.  in addition to these hours there are also practical assignments totalling some 54 hours throughout the academic year.

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.

COURSE CONTENT:

Module 21 = Massage
Module 22 = Body Tissues
Module 23 = Musculo-Skeletal System
Module 24 = Nervous System
Module 25 = Circulatory System
Module 26 = Digestive System
Module 27 = Respiratory, Excretory & Endocrine Systems
Module 28 = Integumentary & Reproductive Systems, Consultation & Referral & Record keeping
Module 29 = First Aid Certification, Stage 1 Practical Assessment
Module 30 = Principles of Sports Medicine and Tissue Science
Module 31 = Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
Module 32 = Sports Massage & Principles of Rehabilitation
Module 33 = Lower Limb Injuries
Module 34 = Upper Limb Injuries
Module 35 = Head, Pelvis and Spine
Module 36 = First-Line Treatment, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy
Module 37 = Professional & Ethical issues and Self motivation, Revision
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 and submit all research assignments
– 36 case records must be completed during the first 9 modules (21-29).
– Students are required to complete a further 18 treatments evaluating the effectiveness of Sports Massage therapy for clients over a period of time.
– 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

FEES:

Total course cost = £2840. This includes an initial fee of £600 and further payments by monthly standing order of £160 over fourteen 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 2017:

Subject Starting 2017
21 Massage 23/24 Sep 2017
22 Body Tissues 21/22 Oct 2017
23 Musculo-Skeletal System 18/19 Nov 2017
24 Nervous System 16/17 Dec 2017
25 Circulatory System 20/21  Jan 2018
26 Digestive System 17/18  Feb 2018
27 Respiratory, Excretory & Endocrine Systems 17/18 Mar 2018 To coincide with the Ashby 20 Road Race Event
28 Integumentary & Reproductive Systems
Consultation & Referral
7/8 Apr 2018
29 Professional and Ethical Issues, Stage 1 Practical Assessment 12/13 May 2018
30 Principles of Sports Medicine & Tissue Science Distance learning module to complete during Jun 2018
37 First Aid Certification, Business Practice and CPD obligations 2/3 June 2018
32 Sports Massage & Principles of Rehabilitation 14/15 Jul 2018
33 Lower Limb Injuries 4/5 Aug 2018
34 Upper Limb Injuries 1/2 Sep 2018
35 Head, Spine and Pelvis 29/30 Sep 2018
36 First-line Treatment, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy, Sports Nutrition & Development Changes in Athletes 27/28 Oct 2018
31 Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry Distance learning module to complete during Oct/Nov 2018
SpEx Revision, Written and practical Examinations 24/25  Nov 2018
All modules and log books must be completed successfully prior to certification.

Commencing September 2018:

Subject Starting 2018
21 Massage
22 Body Tissues
23 Musculo-Skeletal System
24 Nervous System
25 Circulatory System
26 Digestive System
27 Respiratory, Excretory & Endocrine Systems  To coincide with the Ashby 20 Road Race Event
28 Integumentary & Reproductive Systems
Consultation & Referral
29 First Aid Certification, Stage 1 Practical Assessment
30 Principles of Sports Medicine & Tissue Science Distance learning module to complete during
32 Sports Massage & Principles of Rehabilitation
33 Lower Limb Injuries
34 Upper Limb Injuries
35 Head, Spine and Pelvis
36 First-line Treatment, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy, Sports Nutrition & Development Changes in Athletes
37 Professional and Ethical Issues, Revision
31 Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry Distance learning module to complete during
SpEx Written and practical Examinations, Business Practice and CPD obligations
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.