Become a Sports Massage Therapist.
Prices From £1450.

Unlock your potential with this popular Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

Sports Massage Course

Sports Massage Therapy.

Popular with both fitness enthusiasts and trainers, Sports Massage Therapy is helpful for minimising downtime and is even used to prevent some common sports injuries. It is a very much in-demand skill to have.

Advancing your career

Add another income stream to your business and expand your client base by gaining practical knowledge and skills as a Sports Massage Therapist.


Learn the skills you need to help for athletes and gym-goers to maintain their peak fitness and wellbeing.

Funding available

Funding available. You could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan or use ELCAS to cover the cost of your course. Get in touch to find out more.


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Flexible Learning | Prices From £1450.

Sports massage can be one way of ensuring that athletes and individuals who are training do not suffer from prolonged downtime due to common sporting injuries. Whether you are a personal trainer or a resident massage therapist at a health club, if you want to progress in this career, this is the course for you.

Coach supporting athlete

Interested in this course? Call 0800 999 6664 to find out more or to secure your place.

Sports Massage Therapy course structure

All of your learning materials, including an Active IQ manual, can be accessed via our e-Learning portal.

This course is delivered as a blended learning course. The initial learning is completed as home study. You will then attend six practical course days over two periods, each a month apart. Each practical course is made up of three days. The period between gives you plenty of opportunities to practice and hone your skills before the assessment which takes place on day six of the practical course.

What will the Sports Massage Therapy course cover?

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

This course is designed for those looking to start a career as a Sports Massage Therapist or extend their current massage skillset. In this course, you will learn the necessary skills to assess, treat and manage clients through rehabilitation and injuries sustained through recreational, workplace and competitive activities.

Sports massage involves the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue to correct issues caused by regular physical activity. The skills you’ll learn in this course are essential for modern-day athletes and gym-goers to maintain their peak fitness and wellbeing

The Sports Massage course we offer boasts an in-depth, up to date curriculum, and is open to anyone who is a personal trainer, as well as anyone wishing to enter the career of a sports massage specialist.

You will learn:

About the assessment of clients and the construction of a sports massage plan.

How to understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction.

How to determine appropriate techniques dependent on client requirements.

How to apply a range of sports massage techniques while understanding their effects on the body including:

  • Effleurage

  • Petrissage and pressures

  • Vibrations

  • Tapotement

  • Hacking

  • Frictions

  • Muscle energy technique

  • Assessing clients and treatment planning

  • Assisting tissue repair

  • Providing professional practice

  • Providing post-treatment care

What certification will I receive?

  • An Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

How is the Sports Massage Therapy assessed?

You need to submit your home-study units either electronically or you could choose to complete them handwritten if you prefer.

If you have any special learning needs please do not hesitate to discuss them with our advisers, we will do as much as is practicable to assist.

What are the requirements to enrol on the Course?

There are no formal entry requirements. Get in touch with us if you'd like to discuss this course in more detail.

Payment options

There are a number of finance options available including:

  • Advanced Learner Loan

  • Private Finance

  • ELCAS – The course is approved by ELCAS for Armed Services staff

  • Payment arrangements

Take a look at our finance information or give us a call to find out more.

Interested in this course?

To book on the course and find out about payment options, call us on 0800 999 6664 or schedule a call back with us today.

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Working hours between 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am - 12pm.

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Course Review.
Happy Student
Sports Massage Therapy Graduate

“ I had a couple of really good tutors who made the course enjoyable. I learnt so much and now feel very confident when training my own clients. ”

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