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


Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy


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This course will give added skills in the appropriate management and rehabilitation of athletes suffering from sporting Injuries and other conditions. These may include traumatic injuries and the broad ranging effects of overuse. The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to assess the effects of sports injuries on the musculo-skeletal system and physical performance, and to be able to prescribe exercise programmes for effective correctional and rehabilitation purposes.


We will take you through a structured approach of each stage of rehabilitation towards normal daily, and on to full competitive activity. Consideration will be given to a range of sporting conditions including traumatic and overuse, plus the appropriate management of athletes to help achieve a full recovery by restoring all aspects of physical fitness including tensile strength, flexibility, normal movement patterns, endurance, power, proprioception, skills and speed.

All components of performance will be examined and a system of functional progressions utilised to ensure athletes are tested and fully prepared for a return to sport. A range of therapeutic exercises and drills may be prescribed to help an athlete attain full functional fitness, as well as help prevent injuries and other conditions recurring.


Our Level 4 Diploma students will already be familiar with the principles of injury rehabilitation and we look forward to exploring in greater depth to broaden your knowledge and skills still further.


This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Level 5 Advanced Practitioner Award, or may be taken as CPD.



> What Other Students Said About This Course

"A lot of content, but a great weekend"

"Really good structure and content"
"Fantastic course - tutor constantly getting us to think 'outside the box' "
"Excellent tutor - she makes sure you all have good understanding of each topic"

> Entry Requirements


You must have a Level 4 (or equivalent) qualification and be able to demonstrate skills and experience assessing and providing immediate treatment for injuries before enrolling on this course. This will enable you to assess progress when forming rehabilitation programmes, helping your clients regain full fitness and high levels of performance.


Some pre-course reading will be provided to help revise and prepare for the practical training. You must be physically able to do the work, have good communication skills and be at least 18 years old.


> Course Fees


The fee for this 3 Day Module is £400 including V.A.T. at the current rate.  You may attend this course as part of our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Course, or for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If you are attending the course as CPD (24 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.


There are 6 modules combining to form our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Award, 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 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses 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 Sports Therapy course.

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

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> Next Injury Rehabilitation Course:

BeActive Clinic, Hertford.


see Course Calendarfor all Modular dates


> Course Syllabus


Injury Rehabilitation for sport encompasses the assessment of injury and an individual's ability to perform specific activities and the application of appropriate exercise to address specific needs. This involves measuring mobility, range of motion within joints, special tests, muscle flexibility, checking for imbalances and prescribing a programme to correct them. It will enable you to help rehabilitate people from sports injuries and prescribe exercise to improve performance.


> Course Syllabus


  • Client screening and consultation
  • Aims of rehabilitation and use of functional progressions
  • Manual resistance exercise for rehabilitation
  • Reconditioning, skills and co-ordination
  • The importance and application of Core Stability
  • Physiology of tissue regeneration·


The main aims are therefore twofold – to reduce the risk of further injury during return to normal activity and to achieve the same or higher performance level as before the injury, where possible. This course is designed to build upon your existing sports injury management skills.


> 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 Hertford. 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



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> Ready to Enrol?


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


Course Fees


> £400.00

All Course Dates


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