Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK


12th June 2020.

We are pleased to update our position with the following information in relation to conforming with government guidelines towards limiting the spread of Covid19. Since the end of March 2020 we have postponed several practical training courses and contacted all affected students directly. We are now preparing to recommence practical training for our courses from the start of July 2020, and dates for these may be found on our website. These changes are subject to further change in relation to government directives.

During the current period, we will continue offering blended learning to our students, as well as some new online 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 and we are look forward to seeing many of you again from July 2020 onwards.

Information for new students


If you are thinking of studying with us, please see all courses on our website. Many have been rescheduled since the lockdown and all those currently showing on our Course Dates webpage are available for you to enjoy from July 2020 onwards.

We still have some courses such as First Aid that may be completed online and these comprise 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.

All students attending practical training with us in the future will be required to conform with our Working Practise Covid-19 Policy which has been implemented utilising all practicable steps to safeguard the well-being of all our students and staff, as well as preventing the spread of the virus. This Policy and Self-Declaration form will be made available to students shortly before attending our practical training.

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 have contacted all course groups where practical training has been postponed, notifying them of new dates to restart courses and help a progression towards a successful outcome for each student.

Additional practise and revision training days to help review and hone all skills prior to resuming your practical training have been scheduled.

Contacting Sports Therapy UK


As we are continuing to work from different locations for the time being, 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

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Exercise Advice & Assisted Stretching

 

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Exercise Advice & Assisted Stretching
for Sports Massage Therapists

 
The science and practical application of exercise interventions for strength and flexibility...

The aim of this course is to help you understand the science of training and to be able to offer appropriate guidance to clients to help improve both muscle strength and length whilst returning to fitness according to specific client needs. The course will blend the underpinning theory and practical application of assisted stretching and strength exercises to all major muscle groups.
 

> Entry Requirements


This course has been formed to complement and enhance the skills of a sports massage therapist but may be equally beneficial to other people working or participating in sport, such as coaches, trainers, first aiders and others.

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be physically able to participate. The course is suitable for sports-care practitioners, first-aiders, runners, etc.

To join our Exercise Advice and Assisted Stretching Course you must be over 18 years old, physically able to do the work and have good communication skills. All course handouts will be provided to help you during the practical training.
 

> Course Fees

 
The fee is £180 including V.A.T. at the current rate, and you may claim 8 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
 
For anyone enrolled upon, or about to enrol on our Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Diploma Course who would like to add this to their existing training, you will be entitled to our Loyalty Discount being a reduction of 25% from the above course fee.
  

> Loyalty & Other Discounts

 
If you are already a student of our full Level 3 or Level 4 Sports Massage courses you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme.

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.


 

> Next Exercise Advice & Assisted Stretching Course:

 
see Course Calendar for all Course Dates
 

> Course Syllabus

  • Components of Sport & Exercise
  • Practical application of Assisted Stretching
  • Common Injury Management and Advice
  • Proprioceptive exercises and advice
  • Theory and Training for Hypertrophy, Strength Gains and Flexibility
  • Ice massage!?
  • Practical application and limitations of different exercise interventions
  • Isometric contractions to initiate neurological strength etc.
  • Group case studies for exercise programmes


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

> Course Venue

 
The course will be held at our training centre, at BeActive Clinic, Hertford. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.
 

> Ready to Enrol?

 
Please use the link below to go to our on-line booking form and fill this out to apply, whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.