Soft Tissue Therapies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Soft Tissue Therapies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The content of this module aims to present current concepts and practical skills relating to the use of soft tissue management techniques. This includes the introduction to, physiological explanation of, demonstration and practice of different soft tissue therapies including massage, sports massage and myofascial release. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. describe the physiological principles and techniques of soft tissue therapies, including but not limited to sports massage
    2. Demonstrate soft tissue treatment techniques
    3. describe the role of soft tissue therapies in preparation for exercise and recovery from exercise
    4. describe the role of soft tissue therapies in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of soft tissue injuries

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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