MASS603 – Massage for Physical Performance

Module code
Module title
Massage for Physical Performance
This course examines the nature and effect of soft tissue injuries caused through sporting activities. Students will apply sport specific assessment and massage therapy techniques to identify and treat a range of sport related injuries.
  • SC9501
  • SH1901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Explain principles of training and conditioning
Interpret mechanisms of sporting injuries and apply appropriate sport massage techniques to a range of sporting injuries
Explain tissue damage and the stages of tissue healing
Identify the psychological effect of sporting injuries
Apply appropriate stretching and strengthening techniques as part of rehabilitation
Describe injury prevention strategies used in sports
- Sport injuries – tissue damage and healing
- Forces and biomechanics of sports injuries
- Medical intervention in sports injuries
- Sport performance - principles of training and conditioning
- Sport psychology
- Stretching for Rehabilitation, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)

Teaching and Learning Strategy
• Learner-Centred Approach: Instructional and learning experiences that address the distinct learning needs of students.
• Authentic Learning: Instructional and learning experiences that focus on connecting learning to real-world issues and problems.
• Inquiry-based Learning: Learning experiences that enables students to experience the processes of knowledge creation.

Assessment Criteria
To pass this module the student must complete all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50%