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Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries - Level 3 at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course is designed to develop essential skills needed to achieve competency in the Sports Massage Industry. The course blends both theoretical and practical elements to maximise both students' skill and knowledge. This course does not involve handling injured tissue.

Course content

The modules studies include: Field-based Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Customer Service in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry Injuries in Sport Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector Emergency First Aid Skills Management of Illness and Injury in Activities Functional Anatomy Physiology and Nutrition for Sports Therapies Applying Sports Massage Methods to Non-pathological Tissue Applying Taping and Strapping to Support and Limit Specific Movement in Sport and Active Leisure

Entry requirements

Four GCSE’s Graded A* - C which must include English Language, Maths and Science. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The course is assessed through a mixture of examination, practical application, assignment writing and portfolio building.

Further information

The progression routes for students include BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport, Foundation Degree in Fitness Instruction and Sports Massage, VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy. Other progression options could be employment in a supervised position in preventing and managing injuries in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry. Another option could be a CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training or a Bsc (Hons) in Sports Therapy at Teesside University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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