Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

*/Active IQ logo/*The Level 4 Certificate provides learners to further develop their skills base and competencies, allowing them to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed injuries.

The qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue or further a career in sports massage, providing sports massage therapy to a wide range of clients including, but not limited to, sports performers, athletes and individuals with pre-diagnosed injuries.


Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.

Delegates must be at least 16 years old.

Course Content Delivered over three mandatory units with the objectives:

  1. To understand the clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning
  1. To be able to conduct objective physical assessments
  1. To understand the purpose of neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques used in sports massage
  1. To be able to apply effective neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques
  1. To utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients
  1. To understand treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  • Multiple-choice theory assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Coursework/worksheets
Delivery Methods
  • Full time: Monday-Friday (9-5)
  • Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays (9-5)
  • Evenings: Two per week (6pm-9pm)
Progression Routes This qualification can support progression to higher education institutions for access to degree studies related to Sports Therapy, and Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Next course start date

Evenings: 6 March 2018
Full-time: 30 July 2018

Exceptional facilities, elite practitioners

As with all the qualifications we offer, the Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is delivered at the University of Bath in the world-leading sports environment of the Sports Training Village, a fantastic place to learn from our elite practitioners and specialist Team Bath staff in an exceptional gym and elite training centre.

Sports Massage course

Couse cost

The Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy costs £800.

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.


Dates Times
Option 1 – evenings 6 March – 24 May 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Option 2 – weekends

 Combined Level 3 & Level 4

Saturday 20th January – Sunday 30th September

13 Weekends (Sat & Sun)

9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Option 3 – full-time study 30 July – 17 August 2018 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

How to book

You can sign up for the course today by booking online via the Team Bath store.
There are several payment options available. Please speak to our Training and Development team to discuss the best way for you to pay.


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