Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK

17th April 2020.

Since the closure of all non-essential places of work on 23rd March, and the extension to this announced by the government yesterday, we have postponed several practical training courses and contacted all affected students directly. These changes are also noted on the Course Dates webpage on our website.

During this period, we will be offering blended learning including online training for parts and in some cases, all of certain courses.

We remain fully committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience fully supported by our tutors and all staff at Sports Therapy UK.

Information for new students

If you are thinking of studying with us, please see all courses on our website. We have some that may be completed online and others that may be started via virtual learning and continued by attend our training centre when dates are available.

Our online resources include full audio presentation tutorials, comprehensive practical demonstrations on video, self-test quizzes to check your learning, plus tutor support by email, phone and conference calls.

Please note that our full Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage qualifications cannot be achieved via the online course alone. All students will be required to attend practical training on dates when available to complete their studies and pass all remaining assessments to achieve their qualification.

We are in close contact with our awarding body Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) and will continue to conform with their current educational criteria ensuring our students will be eligible for their chosen award upon successfully completing our course.

Information for current students

Please refer to the Announcements on your Canvas online Learner Resource where you will find up to date information of how we are helping students who are at varying stages of their training with us.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will decide on whether to delay each course at least 2-3 weeks before they are due to run. We will only start to deliver direct contact practical training when restrictions are lifted, and it is deemed safe for us to do so.

It is our aim to provide you with resources and support to continue your journey with us including virtual learning. When our practical training starts again, we will be arranging some additional training days for practise and to help review and hone all your skills.

Contacting Sports Therapy UK

As we are now working from different locations, we encourage you to contact us by email as the preferred choice. We will reply as promptly as we can and appreciate your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Online Course Instructions


Electrotherapy Diploma


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A bit about the course...


The course is intended for those qualified and experienced in treating injuries and particular emphasis will be given to the application of ultrasound, interferential and combination therapy in sport. This course is a natural progression for those who already have good "hands on skills" and a working knowledge of sports injuries. The successful graduate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the use of electrotherapy for the management of injuries in a safe and professional manner. They must be fully aware of the effects and contraindications of electrotherapy.


> Entry Requirements


Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, hold a minimum Level 4 qualification and be able to demonstrate at least 1 year of clinical practice treating injuries.


> Course Fees

The fee is £295 including V.A.T. at the current rate, and you may claim 16 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


> Loyalty & Other Discounts

If you are already a student of our full Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Level 5 course. 

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person.  Also note that you may only use one available discount for each course.

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> Next Electrotherapy Course:

BEDFORDSHIRE - University of Bedfordshire



see Course Calendar for all Modular dates



> Course Syllabus


  • Physics in relation to Electrotherapy
  • Physiology of Pain
  • Utrasound
  • Thermal modalities
  • Bio-feedback
  • Pain modulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • TENS
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Indications and contra indications
  • Electrotherapy applications in sports



> Course Structure


Home Study


Some pre-course reading will be required to ensure you understand some fundamental concepts before attending the practical training.


Practical Training


12 Contact Hours

The practical training takes place over two days from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day. Practical training dates are shown under our Course Calendar page and further information about our location is shown under Training Venues.

The training includes a balance between lectures, expert practical tuition and practical workgroups. The latter consists of case histories, and clinical application using a full range of electro-medical equipment. All aspects of sporting injuries to each part of the anatomy will be covered, placing particular emphasis on student participation and practical application. Consideration will be given on how to combine treatment appropriately with other therapies at the various stages of rehabilitation.


Upon successfully completing the course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance.


> Course Venue


The course will be held at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.


If you require accommodation during practical training details are shown under Accommodation.


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> Ready to Enrol?


Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.


Course Fees


> £295.00

All Course Dates


View our Course Calendar




Training Venues



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