CSMTA Education Program
(formerly known as ISMDP)
The program consists of 3 distance education courses and 1 practical course.
The Advanced Sport Massage Course
This course is offered periodically throughout the year across the country. Members wishing credit for this course for certification must take the 2 day course. A one-day version of this course is offered to other allied sport practitioners which include Sport Physiotherapists, Sport Chiropractors, Sport Medical Doctors and Certified Athletic Therapists interested in advancing their Sport Massage knowledge and practical skills.
Look for advertisements on Twitter, Facebook, this website and if you are a member, emails about up-coming courses in your area.
If you would like to request this course be offered in your area, please contact
the National Office Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distance Education Books and Courses
Sport Psychology - Foundations and Practice for the Massage Therapist (2nd Edition)
by John M. Hogg, PhD
1. The understanding and application of basic mental skills that aid athletes in the control and consistency of their performance;
2. The improving of abilities to create and maintain ideal performance states through the use of appropriate strategies and routines;
3. The harnessing of key emotions to each performer’s advantage, and possibly to the opponent’s disadvantage.
Sport Physiology - Concepts and Applications for the Massage Therapist (2nd Edition)
by Gordon J. Bell, PhD
Sport Injuries - Assessment and Treatment Protocol for the Massage Therapist (1st Edition)
by Jean Shaw and Anne Hartley
If you have any questions about these courses please contact our program administrator at CSMTAEP@csmta.ca.