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Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) provides learners with a combination of knowledge and skills to be recognised as a qualified sports massage therapist. 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, inclusive of sports performers, athletes and individuals suffering from day to day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and fatigue.

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3 Months (Average)

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy



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Course Information

The level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy qualification is suitable to learners that are looking to develop the skills that will help them register with the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO). On this course you will learn the Anatomy & Physiology of the human body in relation to sports massage, the principles of soft tissue dysfunction and soft tissue repair, along with practical skills of massage techniques such as:

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Positional variations
  • In-depth Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pre-event massage
  • Inter-event massage
  • Post-event massage
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation advice
  • Client after care advise
  • 40 hour client log

Once qualified, a Sports Massage Therapist may be self-employed or an employed therapist in professional sporting arenas, gyms, private clinics, existing businesses and many other environments.


Course Structure

E-learning course structure:

Total length of time – 3 months

Online learning

From receiving your online login details you will be given a designated online tutor. You will be set work and given guidance on which online units to complete and what work you would need to complete in preparation for your practical attendance days. The practical days will be booked on registration to the course and are mandatory to pass the qualification.

2 Midweek Practical Days

Once the online learning is completed and you have completed your coursework, you will then attend your practical teaching days. Here you will be taught the practical skills required in order to successfully be able to complete client consultations, posture assessments and deliver practical massage techniques.

1 Assessment Day

During this assessment day you will be completing and creating a portfolio of work. This will include completing client analyses and delivering sports massage techniques to clients with appropriate injuries.

Course Units

Your qualification will be governed through Active IQ. This will be an internationally recognised qualification and will allow you provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute/post acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.

The units that you will be completing are:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage – Worksheets/Multi choice theory exam
  • Unit 2: Principles of Health and Fitness – Worksheets
  • Unit 3: Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction – Worksheets
  • Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage – Worksheets
  • Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments – Practical observations

Payment Structure

There are four options in how you can pay for this course. These are:

  • Option 1: £999 full payment
  • Option 2: £150 deposit and 6 monthly payments of £141.50 at 0% interest
  • Option 3: £150 deposit and 9 monthly payments of £94.33 at 0% interest
  • Option 4: £150 deposit and 12 monthly payments of £70.75 at 0% interest

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