Sports Massage Advanced

Sports Massage Advanced builds on the skills acquired in the Sports Massage course.

Course overview

This practical course will cover common presenting injuries, basic muscle testing, trigger point work and myofascial release. You'll be introduced to more advanced massage techniques, with emphasis on an athlete’s tissue repair, pain relief and performance.

Topics include:

  • Dealing with damaged tissue
  • Frictional technique
  • Basic muscle testing
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release


Students receive 11 REPS CEC credits for attending this course.


AUT's Sports Massage course or an acceptable equivalent qualification.

Lecturer profile

Mandy Crawford graduated as top student in both the Diploma of Sports Massage and Bachelor of Health Studies 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, and teaching the Sports Massage and Advanced Sports Massage courses at AUT. Mandy has completed her Master of Osteopathy and has been made an Executive of Sports Med NZ.

2024 classes

Intake 1

Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 August; 4, 11, 18 September
Times: 6.30pm-9pm

Intake 2

Dates: 16, 23, 30 October; 6, 13, 20, 27 November
Times: 6.30pm-9pm

How to apply

  1. Download and print out the Short Course Application Form
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Return the completed form to:
    University Admissions Office
    AUT Private Bag
    Auckland 1142

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Your enrolment in this course will only be complete after you’ve paid your course fees. You can pay fees online, on any AUT campus or by fees invoice. If you haven’t paid your fees within two weeks and 10 days before your course starts, your enrolment will be cancelled. If your employer is paying your fees, please provide a purchase order, with your employer's contact and billing details before the course starts. AUT reserves the right to cancel courses that don’t have enough students. If this happens, you’ll be given at least 2 or 3 days’ notice and can transfer to another start date for this course.

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Aug 2024
Oct 2024
7 weeks
North Campus

*This fee includes the tuition fee and student services levy, is in NZ dollars and includes GST.

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