This course encompasses all of the required elements needed to work as a proficient and effective sports massage therapist.
A base-level understanding of anatomy and physiology is crucial for a Sports Massage Therapist and this unit provides the foundational knowledge of the human body covering a number of body systems in detail. This unit offers fundamental content to enable Sports Massage Therapists not only to understand the structure and function of different body systems but how exercise and physical activity affect the body both short and long term. It builds proficient knowledge for everyone embarking on a career in the fitness and/or sports massage industry.
A Sports Massage Therapist not only needs to be familiar with body systems such as the cardiovascular system but furthermore complex systems such as the endocrine and lymphatic systems as well as a robust understanding of the skin organ and posture. This advanced unit studies the molecular science of a selection of body systems. In addition, it will look at how these systems and the body as a whole respond to the physical demands of exercise. Finally, a recap of the roles and locations of muscles will also be covered.
In this unit, we will cover the systems of the body that sports massage therapists need to know about to deliver treatments to their clients effectively. This will give a great base of knowledge to build on in the next modules.
This module will help the Learner to understand the components of fitness and how the body responds to exercise. This will complement the knowledge gained from the first module and will also give the Learner a wider understanding of the body and how to apply this to sports massage.
Having gained the knowledge learned from the first two modules this module will then move on to learn about the standards and protocols relevant to the sports massage therapist’s profession. This will equip the learner with the information needed to be able to become a practising sports massage therapist.
learners will study different types of soft tissue dysfunction and how they can assist the healing process with sports massage. This gives a deeper understanding of the benefits of the practice and how they can make a difference to their client’s healing and wellbeing.
In this module, you will learn how to carry out client assessments and apply a range of treatments to assist recovery. This module will give the learner the practical knowledge behind all of the theories learnt in the previous modules. This is where the learner will become confident in the treatments they will be delivering to their clients in the future.
While much of this course will be taught through our award-winning and flexible e-learning platforms, you will still benefit from the practical experience taught in our in-person workshop and assessment sessions.
Our expert Sports Massage tutors lead 4 days of practical face to face learning which gives our learners the ability to learn through doing rather than from a textbook. We believe that this approach to learning sets our training above the rest and will give out graduates the much-needed confidence to form a successful career in this industry.
As well as workshops manuals, there is a high volume of resources available for learners across our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.
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This course is built and taught by industry experts and is the perfect springboard into the industry of Sports Massage. You will be armed with the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver and evaluate sports massage treatments for the general public and for athletes alike.
This is a full package course that will set you up to start a career in Sports Massage. With the learning and practical experience you will gain and a complimentary massage couch included in the course, you are truly set up to build your business.
When it comes to securing your first position as a fitness professional, you will have the advantage of our unparalleled reputation in the industry. As soon as employers see the name Future Fit on your CV, they know you’ve been trained by the best.
We work with leading gyms and health clubs to secure you a guaranteed interview once you have qualified such as David Lloyd, GLL, GM Active and many more!
We create and test courses with our industry connections specifically to provide you with the skills they’re looking for, ensuring you are fully career ready based on employer needs and feedback.
In addition to the guaranteed interviews, you will also receive our Career Toolkit which gives access to ProZone and Dietary Analysis Software.
Receive a 30-day free trial to ProZone, an online training platform, accredited by CIMSPA. You will have access to training videos, resources and articles on various topics
Dietary Analysis Software:
You will have 6 months access to Nutrium software, enabling you to analyse your clients’ diets, determine their calorie and nutrient intake and create meal plans. Nutrium is a complete digital solution for nutrition professionals and includes a personal website and online booking facility.
Once you train with Future Fit, you become part of the family where our aim is to help you succeed in as many ways as we can.
At Future Fit Training, we’ll help you not only obtain a qualification but build a career, enhancing your learning and development and building your confidence with further courses, training and a lifetime of ongoing support.
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Anyone from the age of 16 can enrol and complete any of our non-practical e-learning courses. Practical courses can only be attended on or after your 18th birthday but can be enrolled on and booked in advance of this.
Many gyms will accept applicants of 16 years of age, but be aware that if you are planning to work outside of clubs or leisure centres as a Personal Trainer, an Exercise to Music Instructor or a Pilates Teacher, you may not be eligible for the required insurance until you are 18 years old or over.
For more information on course entry requirements and admissions please contact one of our Careers Advisers who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Each individual module within your training programme has a recommended time frame for completion. The aim of these time frames are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified. The overall deadline to complete all your courses will be dependent on the courses you have purchased. Please refer back to your enrolment form and the terms and conditions to see the relevant deadlines.
Many of our students complete a module then choose to take a study break before continuing to the next one.
If there comes a time when you feel you need a break in your studies this can be arranged by contacting our team of Training Coordinators on the numbers at the top of this page, who will be able to guide you through your options.
(Please note that extension or deferral fees may be applicable and if you are paying by instalments these must still be paid as agreed).