Access to HNC Sports Therapy

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Sighthill Campus


If you're looking for a course to enhance your knowledge of Sports Therapy to assist progression onto further study at HNC/D level then this course is for you. This full-time course is based around a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy which will help you develop confidence in personal leadership qualities and skills in planning, implementing and evaluating aspects of Sports Therapy. It will enhance prospects for continuing education in the sport and fitness industry or outside it through the development of transferable skills.

Course includes:
Anatomy; Physiology; Basic sports massage treatment; Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction; Health and functional movement screening; Professional practice in sports massage; An introduction to exercise rehabilitation; Higher level Essential Skills will be offered to support progression to HN level courses.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5, preferably including English and Physical Education; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and practical 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

HNC/D Sports Therapy

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level