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Sports Therapy (Soft Tissue Therapy)

Edinburgh College

Venues

Granton Campus, Sighthill Campus

Content

If you want to work with sportspeople in the rehabilitation of injuries this is the ideal course for you.

The HNC Sports Therapy (Soft Tissue Therapy) is a one-year practical course that includes a strong theoretical component. Providing you with an industry-recognised qualification, this course develops the knowledge and skills required for you to work as a Sports Therapist delivering clinical sports massage treatments. There may be opportunities to work with local sports clubs, businesses and also the wider college community through our clinics and health and wellbeing initiatives as well as supporting national and international sporting events. These opportunities will assist you in gaining the required number of practice hours in order to demonstrate your competence in a variety of relevant techniques.

This course offers a 1st Aid qualification, the opportunity to be competent in a variety of relevant techniques and have the understanding needed for safe practice. You will learn how to use various modalities to treat the soft tissues of a wide range of ages and abilities of sportspeople who participate from a recreational level through to elite level performance.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably English and a science subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Practical and written test.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Degree level study

Start Date

August

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level

8