YMCA Diploma Sports Massage and Diploma Exercise Referral Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel & Public Services

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Usk Campus

Start Date

Start Date
03 November 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Personal Training qualification is essential for this course.

In a nutshell

This course will enable you to provide assistance/advice and design exercise programmes and therapy for people with certain medical conditions.

This course is for you if...

...You’re a qualified fitness professional
... You want to improve your skills and knowledge
... You have a keen interest in helping others

What will I be doing?

Diploma Level 3 in Exercise Referral (YMCA)

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification that will be covered include:

  • The principles of collecting information to plan an exercise referral programme, the principles of risk stratification in exercise referral and the principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • How to identify goals with exercise referral patients and instruct, adapt, and review exercise sessions with these patients. How to plan, prepare, monitor and adapt an exercise referral programme with patients and understand the importance of long term behaviour change for them.
  • The current healthcare systems in the UK, the exercise referral process, the roles and responsibilities of the professional within an exercise referral scheme and the role and importance of exercise referral, related policies and key documents.
  • The concept of a patient-centred approach.
  • The clinical features of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes, the relationship between exercise and specified exercise referral medical conditions, the accepted methods for treatment/management of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes and how to programme safe, effective exercise programmes for patients with specified exercise referral medical conditions.
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination

You’ll be assessed via coursework, a portfolio plus practical assignments and examinations. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

  • REPs CPD points: 20
  • Level of entry onto REPS: Level 3
  • CIMSPA Endorsement points: 10

Diploma Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy (YMCA)

A Level 3 sports massage therapist's role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques.

The units you’ll study as part of this qualification include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

You’ll be assessed via a multiple-choice theory paper, workbook, worksheets and three observed treatment sessions. Upon completion, you’ll achieve: 16 REPs CPD points.

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, a Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Personal Training qualification is essential for this course.

Diploma Level 3 in Exercise Referral (YMCA)

A Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Personal Training qualification is essential for this course. There will be a requirement to purchase college kit for the course (approximately £20).

Diploma Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy (YMCA)

A Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Personal Training qualification is essential for this course. There will be a requirement to purchase college kit for the course (approximately £20).

There will also be a requirement to purchase sports massage equipment through the college in order for you to continue with your professional practice distance learning.

What comes next?

Diploma Level 3 in Exercise Referral (YMCA)

  • Employment within exercise referral schemes and within the fitness industry
  • Diploma Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 2 Award in Delivering Chair-Based Exercise
  • Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/ or Metabolic Syndrome at Usk Campus
  • Other Level 4 specialist qualifications

Diploma Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy (YMCA)

  • Self-employed as a sports massage therapist and/or employment with a sports club or within the fitness industry
  • YMCA Awards Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) at Pontypool/Usk Campus
  • Diploma Level 3 in Exercise Referral at Usk Campus
  • Strapping and Taping qualification at Pontypool/Usk Campus

Additional information

You’ll study sports massage in term 1 at our Pontypool Campus and exercise referral in term 2 at our Usk Campus.

Where can I study YMCA Diploma Sports Massage and Diploma Exercise Referral Level 3?

UFCE3054AA
Usk Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 November 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

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