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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Granton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

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

The HND in Sports Therapy is a two-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 will 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 and on completion of year one, you will be competent in a variety of relevant techniques and have the understanding needed for safe practice. You will be able to use various modalities to treat the soft tissues of a wide range of ages and abilities of sports people who participate from a recreational level through to elite level performance.

As you progress on to year two you’ll improve the skills, competencies and techniques learned in year one and build on the practical opportunities previously gained to enhance essential industry experience. This may include running Edinburgh College based sports clinics as well as having more responsibility at events previously attended.

In the first year of this course, you will gain detailed knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body, learn how to apply a range of treatment modalities and skills in assessment techniques, to enable safe and effective client screening and appropriate after and home care. You will develop your understanding of the management of sports injuries in order to analyse, plan and evaluate appropriate soft tissue treatment and follow an evidence based approach to treatment planning, whilst learning how to implement working practices which meet currently accepted professional standards.

In year two you will develop the skills, competencies and techniques learned in year one in order to analyse, plan and evaluate appropriate sports therapy treatment. Year two will advance your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body along with biomechanics and movement patterns. You will also learn taping techniques, the use of electrotherapy as a treatment, how to plan and deliver sports based rehabilitation programmes, explore the psychology of sports injury, health promotion activities and how to prepare your own business plan.

Tuition fees

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£ 7,700per year

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University information

Edinburgh College

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH15 2PP, Scotland

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