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


Sports Injuries Assessments


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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


What Other Students Said About This Course

"Course was very well presented, taught and detailed to benefit the learning."


"Good pace, with all practicals explained well to back up the theory."


"Very interesting and covered elements that will be very useful in the clinic."


"Very interesting. Covered many injuries and covered joint structures well, good pace."


"Functional movements to cement learning and reinforce the understanding."


"Excellent! Hugely informative and relevant to my career."


> Entry Requirements


To attend this course, 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 revise.


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.


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 student of our full Level 4 Diploma course you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Higher Diploma course. 

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

Book Sport Injuries Lower Body Sports Injuries Upper Body


> 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.

> Certificate

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.

> Course Structure


Upper Limb (2 Days) 

Lower Limb (2 Days) 

Each course will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.

? - contact us for available discounts.

Please note you may use only one available discount for each course.

Book Sport Injuries Lower Body Sports Injuries Upper Body


> Ready to Enrol?


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


Course Fees


> £296.00

All Course Dates


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