Level 6 Masters Diploma in Advanced Sports Therapy

Introduction

  • Master Diploma

    About

    Many of our graduates wish to continue with us for Professional Continued Development courses and we have been constantly asked about progression routes from our Level 5 Advanced Diploma.  Previously the traditional route has always been University.  Over the past 3 years we have been running a Level 6 course that encompasses all of the Level 5 modules, plus our Advanced Myofascial Training, Sport & Exercise Therapy, Clinical Massage and Advanced Electrotherapy.

    We do not believe there is any course in the UK that matches this one for content, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

    You will need access to a computer and internet for research purposes and we provide access to our online learning platform.

    For a complete breakdown of all the modules, please click here.

     

    Entry Requirements

    Level 6 Educational Criteria

    Level 6 qualifications recognise a specialist high level knowledge of an area of work or study to enable the use of an individual’s own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the achievement of a high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions. Level 6 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Bachelor’s degrees with honours, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas.

    Whilst this is a vocational qualification it does require a great deal of higher level learning, including research methods and dissertation writing, as you would expect with a Degree level qualification.

    We will consider applications from candidates without the entry requirements as we can provide an Access Courses.

    Payment can be made in full with a 10% discount, or with a £1,000 deposit. Payments can be made online or by calling us on.

     

    What qualifications do I achieve on this course?

    Successful candidates will achieve the following:

    • – AHG Level 6 Masters Diploma in Advanced Clinical Sports Therapy
    • – AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports & Exercise Therapy
    • – AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy
    • – Additional Level 4 Sports Massage qualification is available if required

     

    What associations can I join with this qualification?

    • Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)
    • British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
    • International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
    • CNHC Sports Therapy Register

     

    How long is the Diploma course?

    This course has a maximum duration of 4 years from the time of enrolment. As this course is run in a modular format the practical sessions are taken at any time throughout the year.

  • Content & Modules

    Practical Content

    • Sports Massage
    • Soft Tissue Techniques including Trigger Points, Soft Tissue Release, Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Deep Transverse Frictions
    • Myofascial Release including Postural Restructuring, Athletic Performance, Deep MFR
    • Muscle Energy Techniques – PIR, RI, PNF
    • Peripheral & Vertebral Mobilisation Techniques
    • Orthopaedic Assessments including Special Tests, Range of Movement, Strength
    • Sports Physiology
    • Sports Psychology
    • Sports Biomechanics
    • Fitness Training
    • Fitness Testing
    • Planning Training
    • Training Programmes
    • Gait Analysis
    • Electrotherapy including Ultrasound, Interferential, Combination Therapy, Micro Current
    • Sports First Aid including CPR, Trauma Care, AED, Pitchside
    • Taping including Athletic and Kinesiology
    • Marketing for Sports Therapists
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Spinal Pathologies
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Pathologies
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hip and Thigh Pathologies
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Arm, Hand and Wrist Pathologies
    • Treatment of Neck and Shoulder Pathologies
    • Lymphatic Draining Massage
    • Pathology

    As well as the practical modules above, there is a considerable amount of home study and a dissertation to complete. Additionally recorded case studies are required.

     

    Modules

    Module 1 – Advanced Sports Therapy

    Additional module dates will be added regularly. Each module will have a separate course code and when booking you will need to choose a specific code. You can choose weekends or weekdays to attend practical training.

    Module 2  – Advanced Myofascial Release

    Additional module dates will be added regularly. Each module will have a separate course code and when booking you will need to choose a specific code. You can choose weekends or weekdays to attend practical training.

    Module 3 – Sport & Exercise Therapy

    Additional module dates will be added regularly. Each module will have a separate course code and when booking you will need to choose a specific code. You can choose weekends or weekdays to attend practical training.

    Module 4 – Clinical Massage

    Additional module dates will be added regularly. Each module will have a separate course code and when booking you will need to choose a specific code. You can choose weekends or weekdays to attend practical training.

    Module 5 –  Sports First Aid & Trauma Care (please choose ONE of the course formats/codes)

    Additional module dates will be added regularly. Each module will have a separate course code and when booking you will need to choose a specific code. You can choose weekends or weekdays to attend practical training.

    Module 6 –  Electrotherapy (please choose ONE of the course formats/codes)

    Additional module dates will be added regularly. Each module will have a separate course code and when booking you will need to choose a specific code. You can choose weekends or weekdays to attend practical training.

  • Sports Therapy Degree

    One of the main questions we are asked is “Do I need a degree to be a sports therapist?”, and the answer is “No”.

    The Sports Therapy diploma has been around for almost 40 years, and has always been aimed at getting its graduates either into work in sport or in private practice.  The first Sports Therapy degree was set up in the mid 90’s, and heavily weighted in academia.  Indeed Active Health Group have trained many degree graduates (of both Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy) who have decided to use our Level 5 courses as their ‘post-graduate’ training to gain the valuable hands-on soft tissue skills that we teach, and that are essential for this industry.

    Whilst experience has told us that you do not need a degree to work as a sports therapist, we understand that some people would like the challenge of undertaking a degree course.  We are pleased that our Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy allows for accelerated entry onto the Teeside Unversity’s BSc in Applied Sports Therapy, which is undertaken on a part-time basis.

    Whilst each programme is dependent on your own skills and experience, most of our graduates that have gone on to undertake this degree have spent on average two years studying.  The cost of the BSc is approximately £10,000 (as of 2015)

    If you would like further information on the degree programme, please contact the Teeside University directly.

    With a progression route in mind, we also developed our own, which is the Level 6 Masters Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy.   Unlike traditional university degrees, our Level 6 is a hands-on vocational programme, which builds on the Level 5 Advanced Diploma and includes our highly regarded Diploma in Myofascial Release.

    Average time for completion of the AHG Level 6 is 2 years, and the price is approximately £3,000 (once the Level 5 has been undertaken).

  • Cost & Dates

    Cost

    Pay in full. Total – £5,945.00  (15% discount for full payment)

    Pay in instalments. £1000 deposit. Total – £6,995.00

    If you hold any other AHG qualifications, please contact us and we will be able to give you an accurate quote for the course fee.

    Dates 2017

    You will need to talk with our Training Director, Richard Johnson. He will discuss your suitability, entry requirements, accreditation for prior learning and course dates. Please contact him on 0161 235 5307 or click here to send him an email.

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