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Foundation to Therapeutics - Level 3 (November Start)

Course information

Course Summary

This course will provide you with a solid foundation for entry into either the B.Ost Osteopathic Medicine or the Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy at Nescot.

This course will provide you with knowledge, skills and understanding to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage therapist, with non-pathological (non-injured) tissues.

Course Code:N0042A
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Award:ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Level 3
Awarded by:ITEC
Course Length

10 weeks

Start Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 6pm (Course runs Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - 6pm to 8.30pm

Alternative start dates:

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 at 6pm - click here to book this date

Intensive 3 week course - Summer Term 2021 (Mon-Fri from 09.30am to 4.30pm) - click here to book this date

Course Detail

You will learn the functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. The course will also provide you with the understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare for and apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients. Students will also develop the skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future treatments.

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Modules studied are:

  • Unit 451 Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
  • Unit 452 Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Unit 453 Professional Practice in Sports Massage
  • Unit 454 Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Unit 455 Sports Massage Treatment

For further information visit the ITEC website by clicking here.

Assessments completed are:

  • Practical Sports Massage Exam
  • 3 Sports Massage Case Studies
  • Sports Injuries and Dysfunction Assignment
  • Professional Practice Assignment
Course Fees

Fees for Academic Year 2020/21 Entry

Annual Fees: £890*

*Exam fee included

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: YES
Student Loan Available: YES

Please note: Fees are for 2020/21 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to demonstrate an interest and curiosity in how the human body works and the application of therapeutic techniques. No formal qualifications are required for entry but a commitment to learning is essential.

Your Next Steps

Subject to interview and the submission of formal written work, completion of the Foundation course in Therapeutics can lead to fast track progression onto higher level awards at NESCOT including:

B.OSt/MOst (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine
Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy

Other Information


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Last updated - 03/06/20