What subjects are included in our Remedial Massage Sports Therapy Program?

If you enrol to study the Diploma of Remedial Massage Sports Therapy Program, you will cover a number of subjects.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage Sports Therapy Program covers a broad range of subjects to ensure that our graduates are fully qualified and equipped for work in the industry. Read on to find out what subjects you can expect to cover as part of the course…

Sports First Responder

The Sports Therapist can provide invaluable assistance to health care professionals with ongoing management of the injured athlete. From minor cuts and abrasions where diagnosis is not indicated, to post-surgical intervention, the Sports Therapist is well equipped to help the athlete return to active participation and optimal functional through appropriate, professional and safe rehabilitation programs.

Safe Practices in Sport

Keeping athletes and support team safe during events and sporting activity is very important. Sports trainers will learn how to undertake a risk-analysis process in relation to an activity and in accordance with risk-management policies and procedures. Coupled with workplace health and safety principles and planning will assist athletes to stay safe and minimise the risks associated with a specific sport or event.

Advanced First Aid

The Sports Therapist is often the first responder in first aid situations. You will have the knowledge and skills to manage first aid situations to carry out an initial assessment to stabilise a patient until further help arrives. You will be able to provide first aid techniques to manage commonly occurring soft and hard tissue sports injuries, enable the safe transportation of injured athletes where appropriate and when necessary, recognise the signs and symptoms of shock, and identify contraindications and precaution in higher risk and potentially life-threatening situations.

Strength and Conditioning

The Sports Therapist uses strength and conditioning techniques to assist athletes according to their sport-specific needs, and those undertaking fitness programs to achieve their personal fitness goals. The Sports Therapist understands the major body systems, bones, joints, muscles and their function to enable the selection, instruction and adjustment of appropriate exercises. They conduct drills, activities and games to teach the techniques of strength and conditioning, and use motivational techniques to provide feedback for improvement.

Instruct Strength and Conditioning Techniques

A strong body is a healthy body. Strength and conditioning isn’t reserved just for sports people. Becoming stronger, fitter and more mobile as we age is fundamental to maintaining our physical health. This subject provides students with the skills and a training framework to provide their clients with safe and effective exercise programs to build and maintain a strong, healthy body.

Adapt Remedial Massage Practice for Athletes

This is a subject that would greatly interest students wanting to work with active individuals, athletes or sports people. Reducing the risk of injury, athletic preparation, pre-game treatment for performance enhancement, and post-game recovery strategies are all covered. The knowledge and skills gained from this subject will make students an integral member of a team of experts, helping active individuals perform at their absolute best.

Assisting Sports Practice

A Sports Therapist is not a Coach, nor do they have the technical skills in sport to fulfill the role of a coach, however, the Sports Therapist provides invaluable support at all levels, from community participation to elite athletes, to ensure the continued success and achievement of individual athletes and teams. A Sports Therapist understands the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme’s (NCAS) system of training and accrediting coaches. They provide a leadership role in helping to ensure that coaches and teams are aware of and adhere to legal and ethical responsibilities and their duty of care. 

Taping and Sports Strapping

Sports taping can be a valuable technique for the prevention and management of sports injuries. The sports trainer will learn the skills and knowledge required to apply taping techniques to the ankle, thumb and fingers. This provides valuable assistance to athletes in relation to ongoing injury prevention and postinjury support and management.

Interpret and use Information About Nutrition and Diet

Health is so much more than what’s happening on the outside of the body. As experts in physical health, students learn to recognise the need for clients to address any issues with diet and eating behaviours which may be contributing to their poor health. This subject provides students with the knowledge to confidently give advice and recommendations about nutrition to improve the health and wellbeing of their clients. Clients who eat well, feel well.

To find out more about the course or for information on how to enrol, please get in touch with us.