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October 2023

iTEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma

This part time course is designed to provide foundational training to start your career as a Sports Massage Therapist. This professionally recognised course is equivalent to a NVQ level 3 standard.

Sports massage therapists are in great demand due to their knowledge, understanding and application of deep tissue massage techniques for muscle tension, aches and stiffness. Sports massage therapists also gain deep knowledge of injury prevention  and maintenance of health and fitness of soft tissue. The increased interest in health and fitness has in turn led to an increased demand in the general public seeking deep tissue therapy, be onboard with your practical skillset and knowledge with a Body tree iTEC qualification as a Sports Massage Therapist. 

Areas of study:

  • Functional anatomy & physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing of soft tissue. 
  • Practical and theoretical consultation and assessment techniques to evaluate massage strategies and methods for clinical and dressing room treatments.  
  • Understanding, skills and techniques of how to prepare and apply a range of sports methods to uninjured clients. 
  • Treatment of non-pathological tissue(non-injured) tissue
  • Basic rehabilitation with a client to increase mobility and understanding of homecare programming
  • Avail of the opportunity to be part of a GAA Internship program, with real life supervised learning at pitch side and in a dressing room environment. 

Start your career as Sports Massage Therapist

Students are fully trained in the application of pre and post event massage techniques to athletes before and after exercise or competition. With this qualification in hand graduates can gain employment with sports teams and organisations, these services are always in demand as injury prevention, injury treatment and management. This qualification also allows therapists to set up and run their own private practise to treat members of the public from occupational soft tissue issues to posture management.

Qualifications gained

  • Bodytree Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

And for the first time in Ireland: GAA Internship Certificate in Field and Team Sports Therapy

No prerequisite required for this course

Starting Dates:

  • Limerick venue:
    Every Second Saturday Starting in
     October 09:30 - 4:30


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Full days every alternative Saturday 11.30-6.30pm at our Limerick Venue: Urban Co-Op.

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