Diploma in Sports Massage - Healthcare Professionals

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This course is designed for regulated healthcare professionals - Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Nurses, Doctors and others holding either HCPC registration or equivalent status.  In addition the course is suitable for students of the regulated professions who have completed their anatomy & physiology (generally years 2 & above).

Application forms, Prospectus & Directions / further details can be found by clicking the appropriate icons above and to your right.

It is also possible to attend this course at the discretion of SPS Ltd with evidence of appropriate relevant prior learning.  Please contact SPS to discuss your suitability prior to application.

This course is offerred at: THE Centre, 33 The Parade - Cardiff, South Wales

Course structure:

Four days of core/fundamental skills followed by four days of skill application and a one day examination.

The 33 skills taught (4 days) cover a wide variety of methods - Effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibrations, compressions, dermal lifting, transverse frictions & stretching.  It is possible to study the hand skills as 'stand alone' without progressing to application and examination see prospectus for further details.

Principles of aplication of these skills (4 days) in a wide variety of sports and active/sporting situations for individuals participating in sport/activity for leisure, pleasure, fitness, elite sport & other are explored at length in the application days in order to provide a thorough understanding of the needs of these individuals presenting with 'healthy & injured tissues'.

The examination ( 1 day) - theory paper, practical and viva examination

In addition a portfolio of evidence including 100 hours of skills practiced outside of the taught course along with several short assignements and case studies is required

The programme includes all the core elements required by the Professional Body and has been mapped to National Occupational Standards.  Successful completion of the course, examinations and portfolio of evidence leads to the award Diploma in Sports Massage.  This qualification can be used to proceed to other Higher Education Qualifications


Cost £1,400.00 including VAT - You can pay the Deposit via our website or send a cheque with the application.

Course Dates:


2nd-3rd November
30th November - 1st December


18th-19th January
8th-9th February,


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