Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute/post-acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.


None, this is an entry level qualification.

Delegates must be at least 16 years old.

Course Content The learner must complete all five mandatory units. Aims of the qualification are to understand the anatomy and physiology required to be able to apply sports massage, including:

  1. To be able to carry out a range of assessments
  2. To be able to collect information relating to the clients current condition and status (including the identification of conditions that would be inappropriate for treatment by someone at this level of qualification)
  3. To be able to distinguish between acute injury and soft tissue dysfunction
  4. To be able to recognise when to defer treatment or when to refer to a more qualified massage or healthcare professional
  5. To be able to select appropriate massage techniques for a range of clients
  6. To be able to apply sports massage techniques safely and effectively, understanding the potential effects
  • 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 Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Exceptional facilities, elite practitoners

train in sports massageAs with all the qualifications we offer, the qualifications in Sports Massage Therapy are 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.

Course cost

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy costs £2000.

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.


Dates Times

9th October 2018 to 13th December 2018

*Christmas break*

8th January 2019 to 28th February 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6pm – 9pm

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