Sports Massage: Weekend course, Level 3 Diploma & Level 4 Certificate

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma & Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy 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.

Prerequisites 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
  • Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays (9-5) plus home study via online learning.
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

Our next weekend course begins in January 2024, with the dates below – please click here to email Richard Turner to register your interest.

Level 3 Diploma Support Weekend 1: 20/21 January 2024
Support Weekend 2: 17/18 February 2024
Support Weekend 3: 16/17 March 2024
Support Weekend 4: 13/14 April 2024
Support Weekend 5: 27/28 April 2024
Level 4 Certificate Support Weekend 6: 11/12 May 2024
Support Weekend 7: 8/9 June 2024
Support Weekend 8: 6/7 July 2024
Support Weekend 9: 20/21 July 2024

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.

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.

Course cost

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma & Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy full-time course costs £2,750.

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

How to book

Email for details.

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

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