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Sports Therapy & Massage

Earn your diploma and start your new career in just 7 months

Program Highlights:
  • Over 14% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024, with over 50,000 new job openings during this time *
  • Work in a rehabilitative center, sports injury clinic, spa or other wellness environment
  • Learn about rehabilitative sports massage, therapeutic exercise, and biomechanics

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Train for a rewarding career in Sports Therapy & Massage

If you love sports and have dreamed of working with athletes, a career in sports therapy and massage may be right for you. Learn to assist athletes in enhancing performance while working alongside other sports medicine professionals.  The Sports Therapy & Massage Program can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in this exciting field. Get ready to pursue entry level opportunities to practice sports massage techniques at events throughout the metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Are Sports Therapy and Massage Professionals in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of sports therapy and massage jobs is expected to increase over 14% between 2014 and 2024, with over 50,000 job openings during this time.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Possible Career Options After Fremont College

  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Medical Massage Therapist
  • Special Event Massage Therapist
  • Spa Massage Therapist

Important Qualities of a Sports Therapy and Massage Professional

Applied Knowledge

A sports therapy and massage professional possesses knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and applies this knowledge to clients.

Interpersonal Skills

A sports therapy and massage professional needs to possess strong interpersonal skills, and be able to effectively communicate with clients, coaches, and other medical professionals.

Detail-Oriented

A sports therapy and massage professional must create treatment plans and detailed, accurate records of clients’ progress to ensure the treatment is working.

Problem Solving Skills

A sports therapy and massage professional must be able to assess and utilize critical thinking to determine the best treatment plan for each patient.

What Do Sports Therapy and Massage Professionals Do?

  • Recognize and assess athletic injuries
  • Develop the appropriate treatment plan for each patient
  • Implement the treatment plan by applying specific massage modalities at the appropriate time
  • Collaborate with other sports medicine professionals and refer client as needed
  • Document each client interaction according to the standards of the profession

Where Do Sports Therapy and Massage Professionals Work?

  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Sports Injury Clinics
  • Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Offices
  • Teams and Individual Athletes
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Wellness Centers

Fremont Difference

The Sports Therapy & Massage program will properly prepare students for the demands of entry level employment in the sports and wellness industries, including offering opportunities to practice the learned techniques in the real world by attending events throughout Southern California.

Accelerated Diploma Program

Complete Fremont College’s Sports Therapy & Massage program in just 7 months.

Mentoring From Expert Instructors

Receive expert help from our staff of highly-trained instructors, whose industry skills and work experience enhance the students' learning experience.

Flexible Scheduling

Complete your program with day or evening courses on campus.

Student Collaboration

Work with your fellow students to learn and grow together.

Career Services

Receive expert career advice and assistance to help you find a job in your field.

Hands-on Training

Students have opportunities to practice the techniques they learn in the classroom in real world settings at local events.

Small Class Sizes

Learn in a small class setting with more one-on-one instructor interaction.

Peer Tutoring

Get help from your fellow students at no cost.

Essential Courses

  • Rehabilitative Sports Massage A
  • Rehabilitative Sports Massage B
  • Anatomy & Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Body
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Specialized Massage
  • Swedish Massage Techniques
  • Deep Tissue
  • Foundations of Massage Therapy
  • Business and Ethics
  • College Success Skills
  • Career Development