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Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapies at East Sussex College

Course description

Using your passion for sport and your existing knowledge of the industry you will develop skills to be able to assist clients with injury prevention and injury management.

Course content

This one-year programme will increase your skill-set and train you in the prevention and management of sports injuries. You will learn a range of sports therapy and physiotherapist techniques that will allow you to work within sports clubs, hotels or progress onto a higher level of study. You will learn sports massage techniques in our therapy suite, and expand your knowledge in anatomy and physiology so that you can identify troubled areas on clients and give them the correct treatment. You will also be able to tape and strap minor sporting injuries and learn techniques in rehabilitation. You will study a range of topics including:

  • Sports massage
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Taping and strapping
  • Nutrition
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSE's A*-C including English and maths. Equivalent Qualifications may be considered in exceptional circumstances.


You will be assessed through instruction and ongoing assessment, both practical and theory, directed assignments, research and supported individual study. There will also be a multiple choice exam paper to sit.

Financial information

Enrolment Fee = £150 Uniform - To be purchased as per kit list

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will ready to progress on to higher level study such as our Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy, or employment in the industry.

You may consider career opportunities including working as a Sport Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, Sport Scientist, or a Personal Training/Exercise Instruction.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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