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Kinesiology and Sports Taping

Course Overview

Discover our comprehensive FHT Accredited 2-day Kinesiology and Sports Taping course, meticulously crafted for sports massage practitioners, sports therapists, remedial instructors, coaches, and professionals embedded in the sports industry. This specialised sports taping program empowers you with the expertise and skills required to proficiently apply diverse kinesiology and sports taping techniques, ensuring optimal joint stability across major joints.

Tailored to accommodate clinic-based practitioners and professionals working within sports teams and on-field environments, our course ensures you acquire both practical and theoretical proficiency. Enrolling in this course will equip you with the essential knowledge to deliver adept sports taping and strapping services, catering to the ever-evolving needs of the Sport and Leisure Industry.

Elevate your toolkit by mastering essential taping techniques, fulfilling the rising demand for sports-related therapy within this dynamic field.


Course Syllabus

  • Contraindications, (health and safety, hygiene)
  • Different taping products including zinc oxide and kinesiology tape
  • Practical applications of taping and strapping to ankle, knee, neck, back, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Taping for injury support
  • Functional taping for sports performance
  • Acute injury management
  • Management of specific conditions

The course is divided into theory study and practical. Students are able to consolidate their learning and practice techniques between the days of teaching.

Assessment Criteria

  • Observed Practical throughout the course.
  • One Assignment - around 500 words. This will consist of writing up a case study to include pictures and showing the progression of your treatment.

Entry Requirements

Students must hold a Level 3 or higher Sports Massage Therapy qualification or equivalent. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

Why Train with Us

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training in Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, ensuring that each student attains the highest level of professional qualification. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your success.

Here's why you should choose us:

1. FHT Accredited Course. Ensuring highest quality training.

2. Guaranteed Small Group Tuition: We believe in personalised support, so our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 students per tutor. This ensures that you receive individual attention and guidance throughout your training.

3. Passionate, Experienced Tutors: Our experienced tutors are not just educators; they are industry experts committed to upholding the highest standards. You'll learn from the best in the field.

4. Free Thursday Evening Support: Your learning journey doesn't end when you're qualified. We offer free Thursday in person evening support, available both during your training and after you've earned your certification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

5. A Positive, Inclusive Learning Environment: Our academy provides a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in your studies and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for complementary therapies.

6. Exclusive student TOTUM Card Eligibility: All our courses qualify you to apply for a TOTUM card, granting you access to discounts and savings at various retailers, making your educational journey even more cost-effective.

7. Ongoing Industry Support: We are committed to your success as a qualified therapist. Beyond your training, we offer free talks on setting up your own practice, provide access to exclusive Facebook groups with job opportunities, and maintain regular contact with your dedicated tutor. We're here to support your journey into the industry.

When you choose the Academy, you're not just choosing a training college; you're choosing a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in Complementary Therapies. Join us today and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement.

About Your Tutor(s)

Adrian Edwards

L5 Sports Massage Tutor

Adrian (Ady) is our Level 5 sports massage tutor.  He began his career in the Royal Navy and qualified as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist on leaving.  He was a sports massage therapy lecturer for Premier Training for a number of years and worked in professional rugby with the Cornish Pirates as Team Manager and Head Therapist for many years, then as Head Coach and Director of Rugby with Redruth RFC.  From 2009 he delivered the Level 2 Gym Instructor course to sixth-formers at Redruth Academy as well as taking on the role of pastoral leader for students throughout the school.  From 2009-2011 Ady delivered Sports Massage courses to graduate physiotherapists at Southampton University and is a senior tutor at the OSSM deliverying the Level 5 sports qualification.

Throughout his career Ady has continued to see his own patients, either from his home practice or at local clinics, and has made a considerable voluntary contribution within his local community assisting rowing teams and school rugby teams in strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy treatments

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