Ordering Options: 1. Course materials mailed to you. Exam is completed online. 2. Course materials mailed to you. Exam is completed on paper.
$220.00 Cost includes all materials needed. If applicable, shipping is one flat rate of $10.00 (no matter how many courses you order). Materials are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
The 20 CE hour Sports Massage home study course will introduce you to the theories and principles of pre-, inter- and post- event sports massage. It will define what sports massage is, physiological principles that govern sports massage, and will explain different injuries suffered by athletes. This course will also provide information on sports psychology, stretching, diet, and contraindications. The course includes both a textbook and DVD. The DVD demonstrates general sports massage techniques as well as techniques to use on common injuries suffered by athletes.
This Course Will Present:
3 types of sports massage (pre-event, inter-event and post-event) and how they apply to different athletes
Venues for performing sports massage
Common injuries suffered by athletes and the injury process
Contraindications to sports massage
Sample techniques for performing a sports massage routine
When to refer a client to another healthcare professional for treatment
You Will Receive: Sports Massage textbook by Susan Findlay, Sports Massage DVD with Molly Verschingel, guide with instructions, exam of 124 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
I liked that there were both DVD instruction and workbook instructions with the illustrations. I find visual cues important for me to learn. - C. Hodges, LMT
It was easy to understand and the quiz questions were straight forward and easy to find the answers if I was uncertain. - C. Hummel, LPN, LMT
The DVD was excellent! - M. Freeburg, LMT
I like how there was a variety of information and no trick questions. - Sarah Laux, LMT
Very thorough and simply laid out. - Jonathan Gellert, LMT
Which of the following is an important thing to keep in mind when performing a pre-event sports massage?
A. Perform the massage within 60 minutes of the event
B. Do not overstretch the muscle tissues
C. Keep the treatment short
D. All of the above
When do athletes feel the most pain from “delayed muscle onset soreness”?
A. 12-15 hours after an event or intense training session
B. 24-48 hours after an event or intense training session
C. 1-5 hours after an event or intense training session
D. 15-20 hours after an event or intense training session
When treating an athlete with tennis elbow, which of the following muscle groups will you be primarily be working with?
A. Wrist flexors
B. Wrist rotators
C. Wrist extensors
D. Elbow flexors