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massage diploma eastbourne brightonThis course gives you the skills and confidence to provide  sports massage treatments to paying clients, allowing you to work as a freelance therapist or gain employment within a health clinic.

The course is designed for those without any previous fitness qualifications, and geared specifically for those studying a sport-related degree.






Upcoming Courses 

Our next course takes place at the University of Brighton, Eastbourne campus during the Easter holidays.

Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd April plus 29th and 30th April 2017 (eight days total)

Cost: £620

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What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements however we ask that all applicants are studying a sport-related degree. This is because there is a level of assumed knowledge (both practical and theoretical e.g. anatomy) which allows us to make the course as applied as possible. In some cases we are able to make exceptions for those studying other degree programmes. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are unsure whether you are suitable.  


What will I study?

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to perform a range of sports massage techniques, providing treatments for those with dysfunctional tissue. You will learn how to conduct an appraisal of the client and to be able to provide appropriate treatment. The course consists of a series of units including anatomy, causes and treatment of dysfunctional tissue, as well as professional practice in sports massage.


Do I need to attend every day?

Yes, the pace of the course means that if you miss days then it is difficult to catch up. Prior to booking, please make sure you are able to attend each day.


When and where does the course take place?

The course takes place on-campus over eight days to fit around your existing academic commitments. Each day will run from 9am - 5pm.


How will I be assessed?

You will complete a series of worksheets, one multiple choice tests and be observed completing a client appraisal, as well as providing a sports massage treatment. There is an opportunity to resit any assessments during the course if necessary.


What will I be able to do once I have completed the course?

You will be able to look for employment as a massage therapist or set up on a freelance basis. Previous graduates have affiliated themselves with sports teams and events/competitions; providing massage treatments for athletes. Alternatively, graduates are able to seek employment at winter sports resorts, offering treatments to skiers and snowboarders. Massage therapists are able to charge up to £50 per treatment depending on the setting.


Do I have to pay the full course fees in one go?

A 10% deposit will secure a place and it is possible to pay in instalments (there is a £30 admin fee for doing so). We would recommend placing a deposit as soon as possible as it will allow you to get started on the pre-course study immediately. We anticipate demand to be strong so booking early avoids disappointment.


Is there any study I need to do beforehand?

As soon as you have booked your place you will be able to access the online learning and tasks that supports the course, including reviewing the revision materials for the multiple choice tests. These tasks and revision will take approximately 20 hours so please ensure you are able to make time for this between booking your place and the start of the course. The pre-course study allows the taught aspects of the course to be as applied as possible.


How do I know if the course is right for me?

Completing the course will allow you to look for work in a related field while you finish your degree. If you are graduating this year, having achieved the course can show and employer that you are proactive in enhancing your employment prospects, giving you an advantage over other graduates. The skills and experience gained from completing the course complement your degree very well, and are relevant to a range of fields outside of health and fitness such as sport science/conditioning and coaching. The cost is 50% of that of those courses marketed to the general public, while the timing and location of the course is designed to fit around your university timetable. Gaining the qualification after you have completed your studies will likely involve a significant amount of travelling to and from the course venue. The pace and level of the course is pitched in line with your degree studies. When we deliver the course to the general public the pace is a little slower to allow students a little longer to digest the topics, which university students can find frustrating as they are used to moving at a faster pace.


How do I book?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a booking form, or to ask any questions not covered here.



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