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Sports Massage Courses

Sports Massage Courses | Sports Massage Therapy Courses | Sports Massage Training

Sports massage courses have gained popularity in recent years, with more people training to meet the increasing demand for expertise in treating specialist injuries and rehabilitating sports enthusiasts. Our Sports Massage Courses offer an in depth and fascinating curriculum, covering the world of sports massage therapy – perfect for new and experienced personal trainers alike.

Add another income stream to your business.

If you are looking to gain practical and up-to-minute knowledge in a area which complements your PT skills, a Focus Training Sports Massage Therapy Course is perfect for you! Expand your range of services by helping new and existing clients recover more quickly from injury whilst adding another income stream to your business. Enquire about sports massage training today!

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Course Structure and Content

  • What Course Materials Will I Receive For The Sports Massage Course?

    All of your learning materials, including an Active IQ manual, can be accessed via the eLearning portal. Hardcopy manuals can be purchased at an extra cost.

  • What Will I Learn On The Sports Massage Course?

    Qualifications gained from our Sports Massage Courses are ideal for certified personal trainers who are looking to provide a sports massage therapy service that gives them an added edge over the competition.

    The course covers a range of specialist areas including:

    • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
    • Palpation (locating through touch) of bony landmarks, ligaments, origins and insertions
    • Sports massage techniques, 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
  • How Is The Sports Massage Course Delivered?

    After completing your home study, you will attend 6 practical course days, which will be three 2-day attendances, each approximately a month apart (this will allow you to practice your skills at home after each weekend before coming back to learn more!) Tutors will observe you practicing and give specific feedback on your techniques. The practical assessment will be on day 6 of the course.

    Course attendance will be at one of our training centres throughout the UK. Check course availability.

  • How Do I Submit My Sports Massage Coursework?

    You need to submit your home-study units either electronically or you could choose to complete it hand written 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.

  • How are Sports Massage Courses assessed?

    In order to successfully complete this course, assessment will include the following:

    • Home-study worksheets
    • Multiple choice theory paper
    • Observed practical assessment

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Become A Sports Massage Practitioner?

    Good news, there are no entry requirements for the sports massage therapy course, other than being over the age of 18! You need to make sure your Sports Massage course is a fully accredited qualification that is recognised by an awarding organisation (AO). Our Sports Massage courses are awarded by Active IQ, the leading AO in the Active Leisure sector, they make sure our courses are delivered and assessed, and our learners are supported to the highest standards possible, something that we take pride in!

    Once qualified, you need to make sure you get some insurance and affiliation with professional bodies such as the Sports Massage Association will certainly help you gain clients.

  • What Will I Achieve On Completion Of The Sports Massage Therapy Course?

    On completion of the course you will receive an Active IQ Level 3 Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and 16 REPs CPD Points.

  • What Payment Options Do You Offer For The Sports Massage Course?

    You can either pay for your course fees in full with an early bird discount or you can choose to opt for a ‘pay as you study’ payment plan. We would just require a small deposit and then you can choose to pay for the course over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months period. To find out more on payment options please contact your Course Advisor free on 0800 999 6664.

  • How Long Will It Take To Complete The Sports Massage Course?

    Your home study should usually be completed over a period of 4-8 weeks and then your 3 weekends will be scheduled approximately 4 weeks apart to allow you to practice what you have learnt in between. Therefore it will take between 12 and 16 weeks on average.

  • What Are The Entry Requirements For The Sports Massage Course?

    You do not require any prior qualifications to enrol on our Sports Massage Courses. This makes them ideal for anyone with an interest in working as a sports massage practitioner.

    N.B. Students must be 18 or over.

Locations & Dates

Location Venue Module Start Date Book
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Sports Massage 30 August/01 September 2019 & 25/27 October 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Sports Massage 29 November/01 December 2019 & 10/12 January 2020
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Sports Massage 09/11 August 2019 & 13/15 September 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Sports Massage 08/10 November 2019 & 06/08 December 2019
Walsall The Hub
Walsall College, Wisemore Campus, Littleton St West, Walsall, Midlands, WS2 8ES, GB
Sports Massage 20/22 September 2019 & 01/03 November 2019



If you have any questions or require further guidance you can speak with one of our expert advisors by calling

0800 999 6664

(FREE to call from mobiles)

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