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Soft Tissue Therapy HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This brand new course will award successful participants with an SMA level 4 qualification. The knowledge and skills taught on the course will advance your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and management of sports injury.

The course design focuses heavily on sports massage, with the same structure as the first year of HND Sports Therapy.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above preferably English and a Science subject; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in a Sports related subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You’ll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you’re interested in this subject area.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Functional Anatomy.
  • Clinical Sports Massage.
  • Pathology and Aetiology of Sports Injury.
  • Prevention and Management of Sports Injury.
  • Clinical Team Experience.

After the course

Careers

On successful completion, you'll be qualified to work as a Soft Tissue Therapist.

Continuing Study

Successful students may progress on to HND Sports Therapy, or potentially the first year of a BSc in Sports Therapy.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course is taught over 2 x 18-week blocks with 2 exceptions which are 9 weeks long, using a variety of different teaching approaches.  

You are required to attend college for 16 hours per week however it is expected that students will devote another 16 + hours per week to their studies off-site.

Assessment methods

There are various ways to assess your knowledge & skills, including class-based exams, completion of coursework, such as handing in reports/essays and practical assessments, including working with real clients. A maximum of TWO attempts are allowed for each assessment.

Additional Information

Dress code

You'll be required to buy college uniform which must be worn in all practical classes.  In non practical subjects, students may wear smart but casual clothes but no football colours are permitted in any environment.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome