HNC Soft Tissue Therapy


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The HNC Soft Tissue Therapy has been designed for those who want to perform hands-on treatments with people who participate in sport. The treatment could be designed to help an athlete optimise their performance, or help aid the recovery from injury.


Level SCQF 7

Delivery Face-to-Face | Days and times to be confirmed


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

  • Sports therapy: anatomy and physiology
  • Functional anatomy
  • Basic objective and subjective assessment
  • Clinical sports massage
  • Clinical sports massage
  • Sports massage for events and special populations
  • Pathology and aetiology of sports injury
  • Prevention and management of sports injury
  • Sports therapy: professional standards
  • Clinical and team experience 1
  • Sports therapy: graded unit 1

What next... 


Entry requirements

2 Highers at grade C or above and English and Maths National 5

Additional information

There is a fee attached to this couse and you will need to apply for SAAS funding to cover the delivery cost of this full HNC.