• Sports Injuries

  • VTCT Accredited
    and Nationally Recognised


  • Loyalty
    Discounts Available

  • Flexible, Affordable Sports Therapy Training
    to Levels that Exceed Industry Benchmarks.


  • Our Friendly Team are Always on Hand
    to Support our Students Both During
    the Course and Beyond.

Joint Assessment, Analysing Muscles in Action, & Functional Movement Screening


Attending both Upper and Lower Body courses may lead to a VTCT Award in Sports Injures - see below. The combined courses are also endorsed by the Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS). These courses are ideal for coaches, trainers, rehabilitators, nurses, and sports massage practitioners.

The aim of each of these courses is to give you an understanding of predisposing factors and assessment of commonly suffered injuries and conditions in sports. The courses compliment the range of knowledge and skills of soft tissue assessments learned on our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner Diploma course. We will illustrate a detailed approach to the structure and function of each major joint, examine the mechanisms leading to injury and consider repair and treatment options, including manual and exercise therapy techniques.


Each course (for Upper or Lower Limb) is ideal for sports rehabilitators, nurses, and Level 4 soft tissue therapists, and is an ideal way of progressing towards Level 5 as part of our Flexible Award Programme.

This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy, or may be taken as CPD


Entry Requirements

To attend this course, a Level 4 Sports Massage qualificatioon is preferred and you must be physically able to do the work, have good communication skills and be at least 18 years old.  An understanding of and practical application of functional anatomy and palpation is essential, and a pre-study pack will be provided to help.

Our Level 4 Diploma students will be well prepared for this course having already covered a range of soft tissue assessments - see above.


Course Fees


The fee is £296 including V.A.T. at the current rate, and you may claim 16 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) upon completion.



  • Please note that your enrolment fee is credited to the course dates booked and is non-refundable after 14 days.
  • All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate.
  • For full Terms & Conditions, please click here - T&Cs

You may attend this course as part of our Sports Therapy Higher Diploma, or for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If you are attending the course as CPD (16 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.

There are 6 modules combining to form our Higher Diploma, plus a Clinical Assessment – for details and all course fees, please see our Sports Therapy Award.


Loyalty & Other Discounts

If you are already a practising student of our full Level 4 Diploma course and have attended most of the practical training, you will be eligible to enrol on this course and entitled to a discount of 20% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme.

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.


Key Points -  By enrolling on this course you will receive:  


  • 2 days Practical Training for each module - Upper and Lower Body
  • Use of all equipment, online resources and pre-course reading
  • All supporting Course Notes
  • Practical application of all assessment skills
  • Loyalty Discount available to our L4 graduates
  • Eligibility to complete VTCT Sports Injury Assessment qualification and
  • Continue towards L5 VTCT Sports Massage and our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy








Course Details

Course Costs

Next Sports Injuries Courses


HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic  
see Course Calendar for all Modular dates


Course Syllabus

The course will cover the following:

Structure and Function of Joints
Detailed view of major joints, types, tissues, properties and functions

Identification and palpation of all surface landmarks

Assessment of Injury
Active, Passive and Strength Tests, plus Orthopaedic Special Tests for specific joint structures. Biomechanics leading to common Sports Injuries, signs and symptoms following injury, plus accurate assessment. Principles of Tissue Healing and Rehabilitation.

Joint and Muscle Function Analysis
Fundamentals of joint and muscle function, the applied analysis of movements performed in the Exercise Laboratory and Functional Movement Screening.

Treatment, Repair & Rehabilitation
Principles of Tissue Healing, Modes of Treatment, and Rehabilitation.

Course Structure

The course comprises pre-course study and two days practical training. There is no formal qualification for this course, although a Certificate of Attendance will be given.

Practical Training

The practical training takes place over 3 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and will be held at BeActive Clinic in Stevenage. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.

The course combines demonstrations, practical sessions and lectures, all presented in a relaxed atmosphere. Particular emphasis is placed on student participation and practical application.The course will incorporate, the use of various types of exercise and gym equipment at our training venue, although you are not expected to undertake any strenuous or stressful activity.

Numbers attending: 8 to 16 students



Upon successfully completing each course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance. If you complete both courses and a home study assignment, you will receive a VTCT Sports Injuries Certificate. If you are not already registered with VTCT there will be an additional Lifetime Registration Fee of £16.


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