Soft Tissue HNC (Senior Phase)


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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 recovery from injury that has been diagnosed by an appropriate medical professional.

Achievement of the award will allow you to work with any athlete from recreational through to elite level performers. It will also allow you to work within a sports medicine team, beside other professionals, such as: sports medicine doctors; physiotherapists; general, strength and conditioning coaches and nutritionists; or independently in a clinic-type environment.


Level SCQF 7

DeliveryFace-to-Face | Mondays - All day, Tuesdays 11am to 7pm

Remote/online | Wednesday


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Subjects may include:

  • Basic objective and subjective assessment
  • Clinical and team experience 1
  • Clinical sports massage
  • First aid for sport and fitness
  • Flexibility training
  • Functional anatomy
  • Pathology and aetiology of sports injury
  • Prevention and management of sports injury
  • Research investigation in sport
  • Sports massage for events and special populations
  • Sports therapy: anatomy and physiology
  • Sports therapy: exercise principles and testing
  • Sports therapy: graded unit 1
  • Sports therapy: professional standards

What next... 

  • You may be able to progress to the second year of the HND Sports Therapy

Entry requirements

Two Highers at Grade C or above.