A course is currently being arranged for those interested in gaining a sports massage qualification that is recognised nationally by a Government-approved awarding body (Vocational Training Charitable Trust, VTCT).
The content of this Level 3 qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes the practical application of anatomical and physiological knowledge, key elements of professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. Following successful completion of the course, the Level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes. Indeed, those students who have completed the course over the last couple of years have since gained valuable experience (and employment) working in a range of sporting environments, including mass participation ultra-endurance events and professional football clubs.
The total cost will be £750, although to help spread this out the course providers are happy to break this down into an initial deposit (£150.00) followed by up to 6 monthly instalments (i.e. £100 each). All formal material will be delivered over two separate, 5-day periods (5-9th June and 14-18th August) and all assignments and case study hours needing to be submitted before the final practical assessment can be completed on the final day of the course.
If you are interested in attending this course then please get in touch with Danny Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive further/more detailed information, ask any further questions and/or request a form to register your details with the course provider. Be aware that the number of places available may be limited, so the sooner you can get in touch the better.
Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club are looking for a volunteer sports massage therapist to assist their performance squad on a weekly or twice weekly basis. For more details – and to apply – please see the Volunteering Office’s Sport page:
Online registration (and further information) is now available for those interested in attending the Level 3 sports massage course being run within the School by Sporting Therapy via the following link –
If you are interested you should initially only complete the registration page (above link), before clicking on ‘register’ and then closing the subsequent page. Once they have your details Sporting Therapy should then contact you to arrange specific course registration/payment etc, or to answer any further questions you may have.
Gary Benson from the Sports Therapy Organisation will be giving a presentation in the Coach Education Suite at 6pm on Thursday 14th November. This should provide a valuable insight into the sports therapy profession and clarify the qualification/placement/employment options which may be open to you as you progress through your undergraduate studies and beyond. There will also be an opportunity to ask Gary any specific questions you may have about working in the industry.
The talk is open to everyone, but please email Danny Taylor at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Working in partnership with the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O.) there is an opportunity for a sports massage course for students within the School of Sport and Exercise Science. The completion of this course would provide industry recognised certification as well as being a potential springboard for future progression onto a sports and remedial massage course (Year 2) and then a sports therapy diploma (Year 3). It is hoped that our links with the S.T.O. would also provide a network for subsequent placement opportunities at local events and with local teams/athletes.
The cost of the initial sports massage course will be £600 (£500 for formal training/delivery, £100 for S.T.O registration, external assessment and certification), with all formal delivery taking place over a single 7 day period. Dates are to be confirmed, but due to the intensive nature of the course it is likely that it will be scheduled during one of the research and self-directed learning weeks, either pre/post Christmas or at Easter.
If you are interested in attending this course then please get in touch with Danny Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your details and to be updated with further information. Be aware that the number of places available will be limited, so the sooner you can get in touch the better.
Note: Some students with an equivalent qualification have received paid placements recently. A few weekends’ work could pay for the cost of the course.