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Sports Massage Therapy Certificate Level 4

  • Overview of the course

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    This course enables you as a therapist to explore advanced techniques that can be used with varied associated sport injuries. The course will develop your skill as a sports therapist in conducting subjective and objective assessment and treatment modalities to support soft tissue injuries.
    Advanced practical skills of varied techniques and equipment for pain relief, the course will also discuss a higher level of anatomy and physiology.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course combines lectures, workshops and independent research.

    - Objective testing on all major joints of the body
    - Identifying the soft tissue structures located in the joints and explaining the different types of joint-end feel
    - Looking at predisposed injuries and disfunction
    - Recovery of injury
    - Identifying the reasons for deferral and referral
    - Understanding the pathophysiology of common injuries/ soft tissue dysfunction
    - The use of assessment methods(asymmetry, palpitation, range of movement, functional test
    - Soft tissue release , corrective frictions, trigger points and muscle energy techniques
    - Understanding the use of cryotherapy during soft tissue repair
    - The use of specific equipment and methods for pain relief used within a clinical environment
    - Advanced anatomy & physiology
  • Entry requirements

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    You should have completed a level 3 Sports diploma qualification, additional supporting evidence will be taken into consideration.

    -You will be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Your assessment will be through written assignments, practical assessments, in class exams, presentations and case studies, along with your reflective logs. Extensive use of practical case studies carried out within clinical practice. You will also compile a Professional Development Portfolio.

    - Five practical assessments
    - Assignments
    - Case Studies
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Although the college endeavours to supply clients for the case studies, it is also the responsibility of the therapist to make sure that he/she fulfil the required hours of case study set by the awarding body.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    For further information contact: Terri Melnyk 01204-482513
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: Activation. First class: 10 September 2022. Last class: 01 Jul 2023
    • Saturday : 09:00 - 13:15
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £811.00
    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. However, this is currently only possible by enrolling on campus.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    This qualification will give you the skills necessary to pursue a career within sports therapy clinical environment and work along side physiotherapist, osteopath just to mention only a few.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 13:00
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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