Sports Massage & Athletic Training Professional

Price: $3,999.00

The Sports Massage & Athletic Training Specialist
In today’s industry of massage therapy, it is more important than ever to have knowledge and skills necessary for sports massage and athletic training. There are a wide range of opportunities available in today’s sports management and athletic programs, and there are many different potential opportunities that will be encountered throughout a typical career. Learning more about any massage therapy professional with information and tools that will ensure success in this field.    

The Sports Massage & Athletic Training Specialist Program
This course provides an overview of the theoretical principles for common massage therapy systems and manual techniques. The course discusses the historical influences from a variety of cultures in order to best understand the massage therapy industry and profession today. In addition, the course overviews selected major cautions and contraindications for giving massage, as well as the effects and benefits of proper massage therapy treatments in an athletic context. The course also serves to introduce both the theoretical basis as well as the demonstration of fundamental manual techniques in the traditional discipline of Western Massage (i.e. Swedish massage), and the contemporary systems of Myofascial Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Reflexology. Most importantly, this program also covers anatomy and physiology, and human pathology in order to understand all the inner working of the human body, how you think about the human body as a health care professional, how you communicate to colleagues and clients respectively about their bodies, and prepares you for continued studies for the applications of massage therapy.  

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Therapeutic Massage specific to sports therapy
  • Athletic movement and effects on the body
  • Anatomy & Physiology as it pertains to massage therapy
  • Kinesiology principles relative to sports massage therapy
  • Pathology relative to sports massage therapy
  • Use Microsoft Office
Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  


Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification Available:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.