The YMCA Sports Massage Therapy Certificate Level 4 will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work as a sports massage practitioner, providing safe and effective treatments for injured clients. This course will include planning, providing and evaluating sport massage treatments to seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction, and/or prediagnosed injuries, using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.
As part of your course, you will also gain valuable industry experience of working within a live clinics and with local top sports teams/clubs. This will ensure that you are industry ready on completion of your course.
Please note that it is required that you have completed and passed the YMCA Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Level 3 or equivalent. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to work as an independent, freelance sports therapist or as a therapist within armature and semi-professional sports clubs.
This course is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s), accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and regulated by Ofqual.
Anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body
The pathophysiology of common injuries/soft tissue patterns of dysfunction
The principles and practice of objective assessment techniques and the influences and effects which such information has upon treatment planning
How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process
The purpose and use of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques used within sports massage therapy
Please choose you preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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