International Specialized Course In Sports Consultation and Treatment

After completion of this course, the student will be equipped with the necessary information and skills to compete as a qualified Sports Massage and Holistic Massage Therapist in a highly competitive fitness industry.  Other than most courses offered in this field, we will equip you with hands-on practical techniques that will enable you to practice with confidence as a Sports Massage Specialist.  You will be capable to assist people in all areas of the fitness industry and incorporate massage as part of a fitness maintenance program.

Students who have successfully completed this course will gain Associate Membership to our School and are allowed to use the following letters after their name: HHI (Sports Specialist)

Subjects included in the Course:

Holistic Massage           Practical  

(4 different types of massages: Swedish (relaxing) massage, basic sports massage, deep tissue (lymph drainage) massage, aromatherapy massage)

Advanced Sports Massage                  Practical

Importance of Nourishment & Nutrients   Correspondence

Sports Nourishment & Nutrients               Correspondence

Anatomy and Physiology         Correspondence

Course outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Practice as a Massage Therapist
  • Practice as a Sports Massage Therapist
  • Have the skill to apply massage specific to the sports environment – pre-event and post-event sports massage
  • Have the necessary knowledge pertaining to work ethics and professionalism when performing a sports massage treatment
  • Have the necessary knowledge to specialize in different massage treatments
  • Understand the structure and function of the human body, the inter-relation of the body systems within the human organism and develop an understanding of the principles of human anatomy and physiology

Course type:

Internationally recognized provider program




Although you should be able to complete this course in 12 months, open learning gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace within a 2-year period.

As part of this course you must attend 6 weeks of practical classes for each practical module (once a week) at the college.


Exams for obtaining Certificates: 

Holistic Massage:

50 case studies, Written exam & Practical exam

Advanced Sports Massage:

50 case studies, Written exam & Practical exam

Importance of Nourishment & Nutrients:

3 case studies & Fina Written exam

Sports Nourishment & Nutrients:

2 case studies & Final Written exam

Anatomy & Physiology:

Written exam

[R500 per practical / theory exam]

(7 exams in total)