Sports & Remedial Massage Courses In Devon, Bristol and the South West

Training Professional Soft Tissue Therapists

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BTEC Level 5 Coursework and Modules

Coursework

Home study is structured by 4 written assignments which form part of the integrated course learning and require no less than 100 hours home study and research to complete. Practical coursework requires to complete a 100 hours practice treatments and to provide evidence in the form of a logbook. This is part of course assessment.

Examination and assessments The final examination takes place two weeks after the final weekend. It consists of one theory paper and one externally assessed practical examination, this is supported by 3 practical assessments taken during the course.

The course syllabus includes;

MODULE ONE - MASSAGE MODULE

  • Anatomy & Physiology (through home assignment)
  • Functional Anatomy (How we do move)
  • Role and Ethics of Soft Tissue Therapist
  • Exercise physiology (through home assignment)
  • Consultation Process, notes taking
  • Classical Massage Techniques
  • Environment set up (clinical and sporting)
  • Postural Analysis (evidence informed approach)
  • Pain science 

MODULE TWO - ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE TECHNIQUES 

  • Sports events specific massage strategies
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Advanced Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Fascial Approaches 
  • Positional Release Technique 

MODULE THREE - INJURY AND JOINT ASSESSMENT MODULE 

  • Tissue Repair and treatment interventions
  • Physiology of sporting and common soft tissue injuries and their treatment protocols
  • Assessment protocol (incl. Range of Motion, Muscle Length Tests and Functional Tests)
  • Joint Assessment of Shoulder, elbow and wrist 
  • Joint Assessment of Hip, Knee and Ankle
  • Assessment of Cervical Area
  • Assessment of Lumbar Area
  • Breathing Patterns and their link to biomechanical dysfunctions

MODULE FOUR - EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT 

  • Injury rehabilitation specific to our role as soft tissue therapists 
  • Gait analysis 
  • Taping and Strapping 

MODULE FIVE - BUSINESS AWARENESS 

  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness