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Level 5 Diploma in Sports & Clinical Therapy 

Passionate about Health, Therapy and Teaching

Our Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Clinical Therapy runs over 8 individual modules, a course introduction day, revision day and practical assessment day.

Each module will introduce you to a different modality that can be used within treatment, assessment or rehabilitation.

This course is suitable for Therapists that have achieved a Level 4 Certificate or Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, Clinical or Deep tissue Massage Therapy (or similar).

On successful completion of ALL elements of the course, passing all assessments methods, and completing the specified clinical treatment hours, you will be awarded with a Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Clinical Therapy, which is independently accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Therapy Organisation.

All course members are able to gain free professional membership with the STO (see further details below)

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COURSE DATEs 2024

Course introduction day (Online)

Available Online, so that you can start the course at any time

and gain an understanding of the course format and assessment methods.

When you enrol you will be provided access to the Online Course Introduction. 

Multiple dates are available for each module.

All have Face to Face training options and some modules have Live Online options also.

Module 1: Rehabilitation for Sport & Exercise

18th – 20th October 2024 (Swindon)

26th -27th October & 2nd November – Live Online

 

Module 2: Dry Needling

16th & 17th May 2024 (Swindon)

15th & 16th July 2024 (Swindon)

12th & 13th September 2024 (Swindon)

17th & 18th September 2024 – Liverpool 

28th  & 29th October 2024 (Swindon)

 

Module 3: Electrotherapy & Ultrasound

12th & 13th July 2024 (Swindon)

8th & 9th November 2024 (Swindon)

 

Module 4: Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations 

22nd & 23rd June 2024 (Swindon)

11th, 12th & 13th October 2024 (Swindon)

This module will be extended to 3 days in October 2024

 

Module 5: Musculoskeletal Examination & Assessment 

10th October 2024 (Swindon)

 

Module 6: Myofascial Dry Cupping

8th June 2024 Live Online

22nd July 2024 (Swindon)

14th September 2024 Live Online

16th September 2024 – Liverpool

20th September 2024 (Swindon)

4th November 2024 (Swindon)

 

Module 7: Sports Taping & Strapping

7th November 2024 (Swindon)

 

Module 8: Kinesiology Taping

17th October 2024 (Swindon)

 

Revision day & Practical Assessment dates for 2024 & 2025: 

19th & 20th July 2024 (Swindon), or

6th & 7th December 2024 (Swindon), or

18th & 19th July 2025 (Swindon), or

or 5th & 6th December 2025 (Swindon)

Also see revision and practical assessment drop-down box

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Please clinic on the image below to book a place on the Full Level 5 Sports and Clinical Therapy Diploma,

or the Level 5 Top Up Diploma (four those who have already completed all course modules). 

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VENUE

Core Elements Training Centre, 8 Bath Rd, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BA

Side entrance off Prospect Place. Easy access from the M4 via junction 15 and 16.

Fifteen minute walk from the mainline train station, with direct links from London, Reading, Bath, Bristol and more.

course price

Including all 8 modules, course introduction day, revision and practical assessment day and all assessment fees = £2,369.00

10% course discount is available to Core Elements Level 4 course graduates, FHT, STO and STA members. Discounted price = £2,132.10

(Membership number must be quoted on booking to receive the 10% course discount).

An interest free course payment plan is available. The plan usually starts the month after after the initial £99 course deposit has been paid.

Top Up Available: Top up available if each module has been studied as the CPD course option. 

By completing the four course assessments and attending the Introduction day, revision and assessment day you can Top Up to the full Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Therapy.

Top up price = £450.00 or £405 when the 10% discount is applied. £99 course deposit required to book the Top Up option.

Clinic on the ‘Book Now’ drop down box to enrol. 

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About the course

COURSE outline

 

Our accredited Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Clinical Therapy runs over 8 individual modules, which introduce you to a range of modalities, that can be used within treatment, assessment or rehabilitation.

Course modules are selected upon course enrolment and can be completed at your own pace (typically over a 12 month period). 

For those who would like to complete the course modules over a longer period of time, modules can be booked as independent CPD courses, and when completed there is a Top Up option to enable you to complete the full Level 5 diploma.  

In addition to the 8 modules, students are required to complete 4 individual assessments, which include:
A practical assessment, case study assessment, essay and rehabilitation programme. Plus 100 clinical treatment hours should be documented during the course.

Due to the nature of the modalities, a large proportion of the course is practical based, allowing you to gain as much practice and confidence as possible.

Rehabilitation center

Rehabilitation center

Book Now

Please clinic on the image below to book a place on the Full Level 5 Sports and Clinical Therapy Diploma,

or the Level 5 Top Up Diploma (four those who have already completed all course modules). 

 Full Level 5 Diploma 

Book Now  

Level 5 Top Up Diploma 

Book Now 

Level 5 Sports Clinical Therapy

 

Level 5 Sports Clinical Therapy

 

 

All modules are taught using a hands-on approach, therefore you will be providing and receiving therapy modalities throughout the teaching days, whilst receiving ongoing input from the course tutor.

You will work with different members of the group throughout the different modules to acquire experience of different body types and experience ways to adjust yourself as a therapist, to achieve successful treatment.

Dawn Morse BSc, PGCE, MSc
Dawn has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, is a qualified teacher, Sports Massage Therapists and Sports Scientist and has over 15 years teaching and lecturing experience. Dawn is the founding director of Core Elements Training, and was previously the programme leader for the University of Bath Sports Therapy degree, and was an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. 

Georgina King BSc (Hons), SST Sports Therapy 

Georgina graduated from the University of Worcester with a First Class Honors degree in Sports Therapy. During her time at University Georgina worked with Worcester Warriors Rugby and Academy, Worcester Wolves Basketball and National Taekwondo providing pitch side medical cover and clinical work.

Emma Stuart BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Em graduated from the University of Gloucester with a Honours degree in Sports Therapy. Her journey in Sports Therapy aged 40 after sustaining many running injuries. At this time Em was already a successful Sports Massage Therapist, but her passion to learn more took her towards further study.

Students are required to be 18 years or above to study the Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Clinical Therapy and should have an accepted Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy / Clinical Massage Therapy / Deep Tissue Massage Therapy or similar.

If students don’t have an accepted Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage or similar, enrolment onto our Level 4 Sports Massage Diploma is advised.

On successful graduation from the Level 4 course students can progress onto our Level 5 Diploma.

Students should have a adequate level of English to be able to complete the written course assessments. Students should be prepared to complete independent self study hours between course modules and to revise and practise for course assessments.

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modules

Course introduction - Online

The course introduction is available online.

This means that you can start the course at any time and listen back to the assessment requires as often as you need to. 

You can ask questions about any of the course assessments via the Online app or via email, so you will be supported through this process. 

Plus you can email draft versions of the assessments for checking, prior to submission. 

As soon as you enroll onto the Level 5 Diploma or the Top Up Diploma, you will be send login details to the Online platform.  

Our Course introduction focuses on the structure of the course and the assessment methods.

All four assessment methods, so that you have a clear plan for completion.

You will also be introduced to academic essay writing and referencing, which will be used during the course assessments. 

Course assessments include: 

  • A fully referenced academic essay (2,000 words), on two modalities included within the Clinical Therapy Diploma.
  • A 4 week rehabilitation plan. 
  • A detailed case study assessment which is fully justified (based on 2 clients followed over 7 subsequent treatments).
  • A practical assessment.
  • You are also required to complete 100 treatment hours, which will be documents in a log book. 

Module 1: Rehabilitation for Sport & Exercise

This three day module will expand on injury treatment and will develop the use of rehabilitation principles and modalities within the context of sports therapy.

On completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of rehabilitation modalities in the management of injuries in a safe and effective manner.

Overview of Course

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation,
  • Contraindications and Health and Safety,
  • Management of rehabilitation programmes,
  • Maintenance and development of cardiovascular fitness and programming to include macro and meso-cycles,
  • Maintenance and development of flexibility for daily living and sport,
  • Maintenance and development of muscular endurance and strength,
  • Maintenance and development of motor skills.
  • Focus will be drawn to early, mid and late stage rehabilitation.
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Module 2: Dry Needling

This two day module will focus on the application and theory behind the use of Dry Needling.
On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of Dry Needling in the management of injury treatment, in a safe and effective manner and will have a clear understanding of contraindications for treatment.

Overview of Course

  • History of Dry Needling
  • Theory and benefits of Dry Needling
  • Application of use within Sports Massage Therapy and other therapy contexts.
  • Contraindications
Treatment areas with links to injury will include:
  • Upper limb, including two stimulation points on the hand
  • Lower limb, including two stimulation points on the foot
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Upper, mid and lower back region
  • Gluteal region
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Module 3: Electrotherapy & Ultrasound

This two day module will expand on injury treatment knowledge, planning and management; And will develop the use of Electrotherapy modalities including ultrasound therapy, TENS, NME’s, Infrared and Combination therapy. This module will be focused on the following areas as outlined below.
Overview of the module: Ultrasound
  • Introduction to Electrotherapy within Sports Massage and Sports Therapy
  • Pain management through the use of TENS
  • Application of Ultrasound Modalities
  • Application of TENS
  • Application of NMES
  • Integration of Thermalmodalities within Electrotherapy
  • Introduction to Shockwave
  • Introduction to Laser therapy
  • Electrotherapy applications to Injury
  • Contraindications and Health and Safety
For more information about this module please visit the short course page.

Module 4: Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisation

This three day module will develop use of Manual Therapy modalities and joint mobilisation techniques. On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of manual therapy modalities in the management of injuries in a safe and effective manner.

Overview of Course

  • Mobilisation techniques to the peripheral and vertebral joints of the body.
  • Symptoms and common clinical signs associated with common sports injuries to peripheral and vertebral structures.
  • Evaluating the physiological responses of injured tissue to heat, cold, stretching, exercise, mobilisation and immobilisation.
  • Mobilisation of peripheral joints using Maitland mobilisation techniques and manual therapy in a safe and effective manner.
  • Mobilisation of vertebral joints using Maitland mobilisation techniques and manual therapy in a safe and effective manner.

This module focuses on teaching safe practise of Mobilisation techniques up to grade 4, and not Manipulation or HVT techniques. For more information about this module please visit the short course page.

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Module 5: Musculoskeletal Examination & Assessment for Sports Therapy

This one day module will develop knowledge and practical skills in the planning and administering of examination and assessment techniques for sports and clinic injury. This module is highly practical and focus will be drawn to the use of joint assessment and special tests.

Overview of Course

  • Develop a critical awareness of examination and assessment techniques. All joints will be assessed including:
  • the peripheral joints
  • the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
  • Assessment will include special testing.
  • Recognise the typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with common sports injuries to peripheral and vertebral structures.
  • Handle and assessment joint movement to peripheral joints and spinal joint in a safe and effective manner.
  • Handle and evaluate joint reflexes in a safe and effective manner.

This module will recap some of the elements covered within our Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma and will expand on these skills with additional testing and evaluation methods.

 

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Module 6: Myofascial Dry Cupping

This one day module will focus on the application and theory behind the use of Dry Cupping Therapy from a Western perspective. The use of Dry Cupping Therapy within Sports and Remedial Massage treatment will be discussed along with its’ benefit in relation to manual massage techniques. On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of Dry Cupping Therapy in the management of injury treatment and will have a clear understanding of contraindications for treatment.

Overview of Course

  • Introduction to Dry Cupping Therapy
  • Theory and physiology of Dry Cupping Therapy
  • Contraindications and Health and Safety considerations
  • Application of use within Sports Massage Therapy and other therapy contexts.
  • Integration of Dry Cupping within therapy treatment
  • Demonstration and Application of Dry Cupping Therapy,
  • Including static cupping, sliding, soft tissue release techniques and active movement within Dry Cupping.
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Module 7: Sports Taping & Strapping

This one day module will provide a mixture of practical application, theory work, group work and supervision of treatment.

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Module overview:

  • Review of current theory relating to Taping and Strapping
  • Review different types of tape and methods for Taping
  • Contraindications and limitations
  • Influencing movement patterns and restriction
  • Taping for all major joints including:
    • Injuries to the lower limb, such as the plantar fascia, ankle strain and common knee injuries
    • Injuries to the upper limb, such as injuries to the elbow, wrist and thumb
  • Sports specific techniques
  • Integration within injury treatment and rehabilitation

Module 8: Kinesilogy Taping

This one day module will provide a mixture of practical application and theory work.

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Module overview:

  • Review of current theory relating to Kinesiology Taping 
  • Contraindications and limitations
  • Influencing movement patterns and restriction
  • Application of Kinesiology Taping for a range of conditions including (but not limited to):
    • Plantar fasciitis, Knee pain, hamstring strain, back pain, AC joint dislocation / strain 
  • Sports specific techniques
  • Integration within injury treatment and rehabilitation

Revision day & Practical Assessment day

Revision and Practical assessment days are held twice a year.

Your preferred date is selected upon booking a place on the course.

2024 dates include:-

19th & 20th July 2024,

or 6th & 7th December 2024

2025 dates include:- 

18th & 19th July 2025

or 5th & 6th December 2025

The revision day will recap the format for the practical assessment and will enable you to prepare for the practical assessment in groups, under the guidance of a course tutor.  

Course Assessments

To successfully graduate from the Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Clinical Therapy you need to successfully pass All assessments and complete 100 clinical hours. 

Course assessments include: 

  • A fully referenced academic essay (2,000 words), on two modalities included within the Clinical Therapy Diploma.
  • A 4 week rehabilitation plan. 
  • A detailed case study assessment which is fully justified (based on 2 clients followed over 7 subsequent treatments).
  • A practical assessment.

Plus you will need to complete a clinical hours log, which details 100 treatment hours. 

Supportive Resources

This course is supported via an Online App / website, which provides details of all course assessment methods, along with the course modules, and the reading list. Downloadable copies of the module manuals and PowerPoints is also available on the App, along with recap videos for practical elements of most modules.

The App doesn’t replace face to face module content, but is instead provided for recap and revision purposes. Questions can be sent via the App, or you can also email any questions that you have during the course.

Course members are also able to book one to one tutorials when required to discuss module content, or assessment methods. 

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Free student membership with the STO

All course members are entitled to Free student membership with the Sports Therapy Organisation. 

If you would like to take advantage of this please visit:  Join Us | Sports Therapy Organisation

STO Accredited

Course graduates can join either the FHT, STO or the STA professional bodies upon graduation and gain insurance to practise.

Book Now with a £99 course deposit and the outstanding balance can be paid via interest free instalments

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Want to find out more?

Luke H - Gloucester

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma 

Had a great time on both the level 3 & 4 sports massage course with Dawn. Great facilities and I found the relaxed atmosphere excellent for my learning needs. A good mix of solid practical time and the necessary anatomy study that is required. My confidence and business has grown beyond belief since doing these courses and I will be forever grateful for the help and support provided.

Jamie S - Reading

Combined Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Diploma

A great, intense course.
It’s amazing how much I learnt about the body and massage techniques in such a short period of time.

Chris B - Marlborough

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

Dawn’s well run course has proved highly beneficial to my career, enhancing my knowledge of the anatomy and gaining highly beneficial new skills. Along with the qualifications gained this has better equipped me in my role within the health & fitness industry and allowed me to expand my services to both existing and new clients. Dawn is a very personable professional, which makes for an enjoyable way to learn.

Laura R - Swindon

Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage 

The level 4 remedial and sports massage has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have been on. The leap from level 3 to 4 was difficult yet Dawn made it engaging with a mixture of practical and theory work with a variety of tasks to keep us on our toes. The tasks where made to be creative getting us to think outside the box. Strongly recommended for any one who wants to advance their skills and knowledge in sports massage therapy.

Tom F - Bristol

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the way it combined all the relevant theory and practical work, without becoming tedious suited my learning style. I honestly don’t have any negatives. Dawn, Katie & Louise were extremely knowledgeable and approachable and everyone had fun as well as learning. Originally I wasn’t keen on completing so many case studies, but as you gain experience and see the changes and results in the clients, then you realise how important they are and it really helps to build your confidence.

Laura S - Gloucester

I’ve done Level 4 Sports Massage, Level 5 Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations, and Science of Stretching with Core Elements. Core Elements are amazing, friendly and really know their stuff. I’ve already booked on to do another course! I’ve highly recommended Core Elements to friends and family – Keep up the fantastic courses Dawn. If you are looking to further develop yourself, skills, tools, knowledge, Core Elements is the place to go.

Sarah W - Swindon

I have done several courses with Core Elements. Fantastic knowledge coupled with the practical experience Dawn and her trainers have, makes the training here second to none. I would highly recommend this learning experience . Well worth the investment.