CSMTA Education Program Books

 The CSMTA has 4 books that you can purchase in either ebook or physical formats. You must

purchase a book in order to complete the Sport eLearning exam.  



   Sport Massage - Theory and Techniques for the Massage Therapist

by Kip Petch, BPE, RMT, CSMTA(SF) & Aurel Hamran, Dip, SIM, RMT, CSMTA(SF)

This book contains a collection of theoretical and practical information along with techniques and protocols which have demonstrated effectiveness for preventing injuries, enhancing      athletic performance and improving recovery.  The content is different from other Sport Massage books on the market, and presents information on this subject that is concise,     understandable and most importantly, highly practical.

It provides recommended concepts for Massage Therapists who work with, or would like to   work with, athletes from the grass-roots to the elite level as well as for the physically active   general population.


Sport Psychology - Foundations and Practice for the                 Therapist (2nd edition)

by John M. Hogg, PhD

The major purpose of this text is to provide both a theoretical as well as practical understanding of performance psychology specifically for the trained Massage Therapist working in a sport setting.

The field of performance psychology as it relates to sport and physical activity is vast.  This is because it endeavors to integrate essential knowledge from the various sport sciences with psychological theory and practice.

Sport Physiology - Concepts & Applications for the Massage Therapist (2nd edition)

by Gordon J. Bell, PhD

This text was designed to introduce students to sport physiology, which can be thought of as a sub-discipline of exercise physiology.  Sport physiology refers to how the body responds to acute and chronic exercise as it applies to sport and athletic performance.

It is hoped that the information contained in this course will further your knowledge in the area of sport physiology and that it will better prepare you as a sport massage therapist to respond to the increasing demands of sport and athletics within society. 

Sport Injuries - Assessment and Treatment Protocol for the    Massage Therapist

by Jean Shaw, BSc(Kin), CAT(C) and Anne Hartley, BPHE, D.O. (M.P.), CAT(C)

The Sport Injuries course is designed to help prepare the Massage Therapist who is interested in applying their skills in a sport setting.  Massage Therapists are often the sole therapist with a team and are therefore required to be trained in both acute care as well as follow-up assessment and treatment.

Using the presented information, the Massage Therapist will be able to assess the urgency of the situation and refer for further medical attention, if needed.  It is essential that the Sport Massage Therapist know their boundaries and stay within their scope of practice.


Choose your ebook purchase below

Please note that the ebooks are large files that need to be downloaded. 

Please ensure you have strong and consistent internet service when downloading.


Choose your physical book purchase below.

Please note – if you want to order multiple books at the same time, the books will need to purchased and ordered separately. Books will be printed in 3-5 days and delivered within 9-10 days. Please expect your purchase to arrive in approximately 2 weeks.




If you would like to order a Hardcover version of the Sport Massage Text for $140, please email the CSMTA Education Program Administrator at csmtaep@csmta.ca with your name, email, mailing address and phone number. The administrator will arrange payment and delivery of the book.



If you have purchased a print version of any of the above texts and would also like an e-version, it can purchased for $30. Please email the CSMTA Education Program Administrator at csmtaep@csmta.ca to arrange payment and delivery of the eBook.







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