Sports Massage

Programme Code: COM510
Course Fee*: $580.00
11 REPS CEC Credits

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology. (See Fitness Foundations for information on these topics) or an acceptable equivalent qualification.

Athletes are increasingly aware of the cumulative benefits of massage and its ability to enhance muscle relaxation, condition and recovery. In this practical course you will learn the latest massage techniques and soft tissue therapy for treatment of the whole body. Sessions will include techniques to treat athletes in an ideal clinical setting, as well as practical adaptations for use in gyms, sport fields and other environments.
Topics Include:
  • Full Body Massage techniques
  • Contraindications of massage
  • Basic postural analysis
  • Soft Tissue Therapy (STT)


Intake 01: 14, 21, 28 March 4, 11, 18 April 2 May 2018
Intake 02: 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19 September 2018

The course runs for 7 weeks on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the AUT North Campus.

Please note: Before attending this course students must have completed AUT's Certificate of Proficiency in Fitness Foundations or an acceptable equivalent qualification.

Lecturer profile

Mandy Crawford graduated as top student in both Diploma of Sports Massage and BHS in Neuromuscular Therapy. Mandy has gone on to work with a variety of elite athletes.  These include the World Netball and Sailing Championships, NZ Football, Black Ferns, NZ Warriors, Brisbane Broncos, and most recently with the English and Argentinean teams at the Rugby World Cup. Her time is divided between her busy practice on the North Shore, teaching the Sports Massage and Advanced Sports Massage Continuing Education Courses at AUT, and completing her Master of Osteopathy.

*International students may have additional fees

Students can enrol online for Sports Massage.

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