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Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage (ITEC)

ITEC Short Course

The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage (ITEC) course is designed for qualified sports therapists who are keen to expand their client base to include actively engaged people, ranging from team club players to individual athletes. 

Following your completion of the Level 3 Sports Massage (ITEC) course, you can build upon your existing knowledge to achieve a comprehensive understanding of injury management. During the level 4 sports massage course you will learn advanced techniques and use tools and skills to be able to assess and treat common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries.

Dates and Times

  • 12 Saturday sessions between 19th October 2019 and 25th January 2020 from 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • 12 Wednesday sessions between 23rd October 2019 and 29th January 2020 from 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • 12 Sunday sessions between 15th March and 21st June 2020 from 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • 12 Wednesday sessions between 18th March and 24th June 2020 from 9.30am - 4.30pm

The examination date will be an additional day approximately 2 – 3 weeks after the last day of the course. Once agreed with the external provider you will be notified by email.

Price

  • The full cost for the course is £950.
  • The deposit cost is £50.

Content

Whilst enrolled upon the level 4 course you will study three distinct units:

  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury

Unit components include:

  • Management of injuries
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Postural analysis
  • Range of movement tests
  • Active, passive and resistive stretches
  • Stretching and rehabilitative exercises
  • Advanced massage techniques 
  • Frictions
  • Soft tissue release
  • METS
  • Trigger points 

The course is assessed via

  • Ongoing practical assessments and oral questioning
  • A completed Log Book which details sports massage treatments on five clients with evidence of consultations and assessments
  • Final practical exam with oral questioning (viva)
  • Written assignment: Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair

You will also accumulate a portfolio of evidence of learning, a useful tool for later reference.

Requirements

Candidates must hold a recognised Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage qualification. Photocopy evidence of this accreditation must accompany your application. Candidates must also have good health, since the course involves a practical component. A sporting background is advantageous as well.

Due to the amount of information covered in the course home studies of approximately five hours per week will be required. 

Award

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be awarded an ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:
Tel: 020 8240 4321
Email: shortcourses@stmarys.ac.uk