The Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage is your opportunity to learn advanced skills, developing your competencies and knowledge helping you to further progress your practice in sports massage. The level 4 certificate in sports massage therapy allows you to treat and/or to correct common patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed injuries.

Prerequisites
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.
Must be 16 years old or over.
Must have online access and ability to use Skype videocalling.

Cost
£1400 – Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
£2500 – Active IQ Level 3 Diploma and Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy package.

Course Content
You will learn advanced massage techniques to use alongside the skills you have already gained from level 3. These skills include trigger points, soft tissue release, positional release and more. Your assessment skills will be developed allowing better understanding of your client’s condition and treating them more effectively and efficiently. You will learn about common injuries and dysfunction and how to devise an appropriate treatment plan for them. You will need to complete 3 units these are:

Unit 1 Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment
Covering advanced assessment skills, fine tuning your anatomy knowledge and looking at common injuries and dysfunctions.

Unit 2 Provide Sports Massage Techniques and to Prevent and Manage Injury
Looking at new ranges of techniques allowing you to work more effectively with the fascia and on a neuromuscular level.

Unit 3 Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair
Helping you understand how your techniques fit in with and affect injured tissue.

Assessment
The course is assessed in a range of ways, short online quizzes & tasks, worksheets, a portfolio of evidence and 3 practical assessments.

You will be clearly guided through the assessment process at the beginning of your course and we will continue to support you to the end.

As with the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy delivery is mainly based online with a wide range of tutorials, live seminars, videos and additional information along with an Active IQ manual. You will also have full access to highly qualified, experienced and motivated tutors, which are still practising so have up to date clinical knowledge.

Alongside the online e-learning platform you will also have 3 workshop days, that will help to refine and hown your skills and practice as well as a chance to ask face to face questions. The workshops are delivered in small groups allowing learners plenty of contact time. Although there are certain set dates to work to the rest of your study time is flexible meaning you can work as and when it suits you.

Equipment
If you have already completed your level 3 with us or are practising you will already have the following equipment. If not as the course is online and you will have to carry out practical work at home you will need to get yourself a massage couch these cost anything from £60 to £400, good second hand ones can also be found. Towels, pillows and massage lotion are also essential and are generally inexpensive.

Additional Information
If you are already practising or have completed your level 3 with us then your insurance should be in place. However if you do not have insurance we will organise your student insurance for you valid for one year. Once completed you will be able to upgrade to full insurance. You will be responsible for renewing your own insurance after the first year. Your insurance is organised with Balens.

Please see our Moodle page, or ring us, for the next course start dates.