Sports Massage: Part-time evening course, Level 3 Diploma & Level 4 Certificate

The Sports Massage Therapy Package combines all of the qualifications you need to work successfully as a sports massage therapist, including both the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

Delivered part-time, this qualification package covers everything you need know to work as an independent sole trader or in a clinical setting.

Inspirational environment, elite learning opportunities

The package is delivered in the world-leading sports environment of the University of Bath 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.

Practical sessions are also available providing the opportunity to work with elite sports people and teams like Bath Rugby, Team Bath Netball and the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. This is not an essential requirement but will give you a head start in your new career.

Eight-week placement opportunities

For those who would like to work in a sporting environment, we are offering the opportunity to be part of a team providing soft-tissue support in a number of settings. You will learn how to work as part of a multidiscipline team, taking instruction from the team manager and physiotherapist.

You will also work with athletes on a consistent basis, providing an understanding of how the body responds to stress over the course of a season and how sports massage can help prevent injury.

Package cost

The Sports Massage Therapy Package costs £2,750.

Before booking, please click here to read our Course Handbook including terms and conditions (updated November 2023).

Next course date

Our 2024-25 evening course will begin on Tuesday 15th October 2024. Please email training-development@bath.ac.uk to register an interest or for more details.

New for 2023

Our Sports Massage Level 3 & 4 package now includes a Level 1 RockTape course, which is taught using a blended learning approach.

All the theory and technique videos are available online from RockTape. You can use them to help with your practice and are yours to keep. Our tutors will take you through taping methods for injury dysfunction and training aids in our teaching room. As a new practitioner you will receive up to 40% off rock tape and rock tape products.

This course will give you the confidence to apply kinesiology in an impactful and evidence-based way.

Elite Sports Clinics (optional)

Who Where When What
Bath Rugby Farleigh House, BA2 7RX Thursdays, 2-4pm Work with Head of Medical Services Bryon Fields to deliver sports massage to first-team and Academy players
Team Bath Netball University of Bath

Tuesdays, 5-6pm

Thursdays, 5-6pm

Deliver supervised massage sessions with your course tutors to Superleague players
British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association University of Bath Wednesdays, 5-7pm Supervised massage sessions with your course tutors
BUCS student-athlete drop-in sessions University of Bath Wednesdays, 5-7pm Supervised massage sessions with your course tutors
Athletics trackside support University of Bath Wednesday and Friday afternoons, times TBC Observe physio consultations and treatments delivered by the Team Bath Sports Science Centre; deliver massage under supervision
Bath Half (working with Bath Rugby Foundation) Bath City Centre (on day), other locations (before) March 15 2020 On-course clinic supervised by your course tutors; maintenance massage for members of the public and sports enthusiasts working towards the Bath Half; pre- and post-event massage at the Bath Half

How to book

You can sign up for the course today by booking online via the Team Bath Store – click here to visit.

There are several payment options available. Please click here to read our payments and funding options.

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