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Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy


Sports therapy encompasses a wide range of skills and knowledge to underpin competency in assessing and treating people, both in the sporting and clinical environments. A sports therapist will be proficient in helping people of all ages recover from injuries and sporting conditions, and return to any previous level of activity with minimal risk of further injury. This often entails guiding a person beyond being able to carry out normal daily activities, and back to being able to perform complex actions under differing types of physical duress.

 

To attain this award you must attend a total of 7 modules including the five modules shown in our Level 5 Sports Massage Certificate course:

 

  • Taping for Sport
  • Injury Rehabilitation (3 days)
  • Sports Injuries Upper Body
  • Sports Injuries Lower Body
  • Gait Analysis
  • Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment (3 Days)
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques


Other eligible applicants may include Foundation Degree and Full Honours Degree graduates allied to healthcare with clear evidence of the above, and other professions such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, etc.

 

Entry Requirements

To register for the Level 5 Higher Diploma course, you must already have a VTCT (or equivalent) Level 4 Sports Massage qualification, before attending the required 7 modules below and you may submit your Level 5 application for registration and assessment at any stage during your progression through the requisite modules. You do not have to enrol beforehand although you may wish to confirm eligibility prior to attending our course modules. We do suggest you enrol before advancing through all of the course modules so that you have a full understanding of the assessment criteria.

 

Your Level 4 qualification must demonstrate your competency in the following areas as they will be included in your course assessment:

 

  ·  The Science and Practise of Manual Therapy including:
  ·  Fluid dynamics
  ·  Stretch Reflexes
  ·  Tissue Adaptation
  ·  Joint Function and Repair
  ·  Advanced Functional Anatomy
  ·  Assessment of Postural Imbalances, Pelvic and Spinal Alignment
  ·  Active, Passive and Strength Joint Testing
  ·  Assessment of Muscle Length, Function and Firing Patterns
  ·  Soft Tissue Trauma, and Principles of Injury Management
  ·  Active, Assisted and Advanced Stretching Techniques
  ·  Understanding Client Assessment, Results, Analysis, and Treatment Planning
  ·  Assessment of Soft Tissues and application of Advanced Techniques
  ·  Neuromuscular Techniques
  ·  Soft Tissue Release
  ·  Psychology and Sports Injuries
  ·  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Professional Practice

Other eligible applicants may include Foundation Degree and Full Honours Degree graduates allied to healthcare, and other professions such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, etc.

 

Aims


Upon achieving this award you will be qualified to carry out  diverse range of sports therapy interventions in addition to those already practised from your Level 4 qualification. 

 

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

 

  • A total of 16 days Practical Training including use of all Equipment
  • Supported Self study including Online Resources plus
  • Course Notes, Presentations and Video demonstrations
  • VTCT nationally recognised and Accredited L5 Sports Massage Qualification
  • Plus Sports Therapy UK Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy
  • A choice of Insurance Policies for professional practice
  • Eligible to join the LCSP Register of Remedial Masseurs & Manipulative Therapists
  • Flexible approach and 3 years to complete the course
  • Loyalty Discount to continue your studies and professional development

 

 

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Course Details

Course Costs
Recognition & Awards
Course Dates
Course Syllabus
Assignments & Exams

Course Costs for Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy

 

If you have completed your Level 4 training with Sports Therapy UK, please go to Loyalty and Other Discounts below.

To secure your place on the Higher Diploma Course, please book online and submit your course registration fee of £355 which includes VTCT registration, course administration, and all first assessment fees. This registration fee payable is the same for either the Level 5 Sports Massage Certificate or The Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy and, assuming you apply to take your final assessment once only for either of these courses, you will not be required to pay the registration fee more than once. 

 

(If however, you complete the L5 Sports Massage Course including the final assessment, then return to add the 2 extra modules to gain your Higher Diploma, this will attract another registration fee).

 

You may submit your Level 5 application for registration and assessment at any stage during your progression through the requisite modules for your chosen award. You do not have to enrol beforehand although you may wish to confirm eligibility prior to attending our course modules. We do suggest you enrol before advancing through all of the course modules so that you have a full understanding of the assessment criteria.


All modular fees may then be paid as you apply for a place on each one and are shown below. Possible retakes will be charged at the time of sitting and all course fees are non-refundable.

You must hold a recognised current Level 4 Sports Massage qualification to enrol at Level 5 – see above.

Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Fee
Sports Injuries Upper Body 296
Sports Injuries Lower Body 296
Gait Analysis 296
Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment 400
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques 296
Taping for Sport 317
Rehabilitation from Injury 400
Total of all 7 Modules

2301

Plus Registration & Assessment Fee

355

Total

£2656


All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate


If you feel you are eligible for exemption from any modules, please email fid@sportstherapyuk.com and attach evidence of your prior learning.

Please note that course fees are non-refundable.


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Loyalty & Other Discounts


If you have already attended our Sports Massage Level 4 full courses, you will also be eligible for our Loyalty Discount of 25% off the above module fees whilst the registration and assessment fee of £355 remains fixed.

Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Fee With Loyalty Discount
Sports Injuries Upper Body 296 222
Sports Injuries Lower Body 296 222
Gait Analysis 296 222
Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment 400 300
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques 296 222
Taping for Sport 317 238
Rehabilitation from Injury 400 300
Total of all 7 Modules 2301 1726
Plus Registration & Assessment Fee

355

355

Total

£2656

£2081

  

All prices quoted include V.A.T. at the current rate


If you feel you are eligible for exemption from any modules, please email fid@sportstherapyuk.com and attach evidence of your prior learning.

Please note that course fees are non-refundable. If you have any questions, email us: fid@sportstherapyuk.com or call us 01438 718755.


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Equipment and other costs

 

There are no essential materials or equipment required to complete the Level 5 modules.

To book on any individual Level 5/CPD Module without enrolling on the full Level 5 course, please select the module of your choice on our online Booking Form

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Recognition and Awards

 


Upon successfully completing all elements of our course you will receive

the VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Certificate and

 

Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy by Sports Therapy UK

reflecting a broader range of skills and interventions as a Sports Therapist.

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Course Progression

 

How you progress with qualifications once you have passed Level 3 in Sports Massage.

 

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Course Dates

 


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Course Syllabus


To attain our Higher Diploma you must complete the 7 core modules as shown below:

  • Sports Injuries Upper Body
  • Sports Injuries Lower Body
  • Gait Analysis
  • Neuro-Spinal Assessment & Treatment
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
  • Taping for Sport
  • Injury Rehabilitation and Exercise Therapy

 
To demonstrate your abilities as a Sports Therapist you will be able to assess a range of injuries and other conditions, treat using appropriate and advanced soft tissue techniques plus joint mobilisations, analyse movement patterns and gait, help clients to recover from injury, rehabilitate and return to competitive activity, plus improve performance. In addition, you will also learn how to apply pre-competition strapping and taping, plus kinesiology-taping, thereby adding vital pitch-side knowledge and skills required to attain our Sports Therapy Higher Diploma Award.

Upon completion of all modules you will be required to compile 3 case studies on clients of your own. These may be completed as you progress through the modules and must be submitted within 3 years of your start date, being the date of your first module attended.

To book on our Higher Diploma Course (incorporating the VTCT Level 5 Sports Massage Award), please use our online Booking Form


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Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Module Exemptions


If you have already completed modules that may contribute to our Higher Diploma Sports Therapy qualification and you wish to apply for an exemption, please forward evidence to support your claim  for ‘recognised prior learning’ (RPL) and we will respond accordingly.  Please note that copy certificates or educational transcripts, plus the associated syllabus for each topic will be required. They must show the awarding body, level, title, and date.

Modules or units demonstrating knowledge and/or competency in key areas must be recognised independent educational units and not topics forming part of other modules.



Course Progression

 

How you progress with qualifications once you have passed Level 3 in Sports Massage.

 

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Discounts Available

 

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Course Calendar


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Course Assessment & Award

 

Practical Training & Observed Assessments

You must attend all practical training hours pertaining to each module and you will be required to complete specific tasks along with submitting a total of 5 consultation forms matching criteria you will be given during the course.

 

Learner Evidence Record (LER)

You must complete a number of written tasks related to the Learner Evidence Record.

Case Study & Report

You will be required to assess, analyse and treat three separate clients of your own, and utilise a specified intervention within each succession of treatments whereupon you will be required to compile a comprehensive report based on your findings. You will also choose one of these case studies to compile a more extended review of your treatment to incorporate rehabilitating your client back to their pre-injury condition.

COVID Infection Prevention Theory Examination

You will also be required to sit a 30 minute on-line multiple choice exam based on 6 home study lessons for the Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) course which is a co-requisite course to any VTCT qualification.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Module Exemptions


If you have already completed modules that may contribute to our Higher Diploma Sports Therapy qualification and you wish to apply for an exemption, please forward evidence to support your claim  for ‘recognised prior learning’ (RPL) and we will respond accordingly.  Please note that copy certificates or educational transcripts, plus the associated syllabus for each topic will be required. They must show the awarding body, level, title, and date.

Modules or units demonstrating knowledge and/or competency in key areas must be recognised independent educational units and not topics forming part of other modules.



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Course Progression

 

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