Professional Qualification: YMCA Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Level 3
The YMCA Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Level 3 is the perfect course for those looking to improve their knowledge and skills in order to deliver sports massage. As part of your course, you will gain valuable industry experience of working within a live clinic, and with local top sports teams/clubs.
You will carry out treatments for pre, post and interevent, maintenance and restorative purposes, through a range of basic massage techniques. This will ensure that you are industry ready on completion of your course. Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or preexisting conditions.
Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Sports Massage Certificate Level 4 delivered at South Devon College. You will also be qualified to work as an independent, freelance sports therapist or as a therapist within local sports clubs.
If you do not have the entry requirements for this course (listed below), please contact us on 08000 380 123 as all students will be assessed on their individual experience, prior learning and any other qualifications.
- You will need to have achieved a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above
- You will need to present a portfolio of your work
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
Principals of health and fitness
Professional practice in Sports Massage and Sports Massage Treatments
Understanding the Principals of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £1350.00
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.
When I joined South Devon College I intended to complete two qualifications Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer. I ended up leaving with eight! Including indoor cycling, circuits, chair based exercise and many more. I also won Fitness Instructor of the Year at the annual award ceremony - which was a HUGE achievement for me. I joined to change my life, my career and also came out with an amazing award for my hard work. I went straight into teaching as soon as I qualified with my Level 2, I worked as a fitness instructor teaching indoor cycling first off and this soon escalated into aqua, and many other types of classes, I was covering classes regularly as well as taking my own weekly classes. As soon as I was a qualified personal trainer (PT) I started offering that as well. I am now a well established Instructor and PT with regular classes and clients. I cannot explain how much doing these qualifications has changed my career, changed my world and I absolutely love what I do! I will always be especially grateful to Gary Stephens - Gary was my main tutor and a massive support to me, alongside the fantastic support of Simon Holden, Lynn Stephens and Niall Thompson, I couldn't have done it without any of you! Karyn Woodhall-Cooper