Sport and Remedial Massage - SPOR3530

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Kyra De Coninck checkmark-circle


This module will enable students to acquire an understanding of sports massage, in order to practically demonstrate a range of sports massage skills effectively and safely. The module also develops the students' ability to record and review their own sports massage sessions with clients.

Content will include all skills required in order to carry out a full body sports massage. Basic sports massage strokes such as effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and frictions will be included. These strokes will be applied on the back, shoulders, gluteals, legs, feet, arms, hands, chest, neck and abdomen.

Underpinning knowledge will include record keeping, professional ethics and code of practice, as well as health and safety regulations.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 33
Total Private Study Hours: 117
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

• In-Course Test (45 minutes) – 20%
• Practical Assessment (40 minutes) – 80%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and well-established principles associated with sports massage, such as: indications, cautions and contraindications to sports massage and recognise a clients' suitability for massage treatments.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use a clinical notation system to record and review sports massage.
3. Exhibit a reasonable level of skill in applying sports massage.
4. Identify what is meant by professional ethics and recognise health and safety issues.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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