Sports Massage Therapy

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

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: 28th February 2019

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

Course cost

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

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.


Dates Times
Evenings 28th February 2019 –  23rd May 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6pm to 9pm

Weekends Delivered as a combined Level 3 & 4 – click here for more details
Full-time Delivered as a combined Level 3 & 4 – click here for more details

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 click here to read our payments & funding options.
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