Qualify as a Sports Massage Therapist with our

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy


Qualify as a Sports Massage Therapist with our

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy


Level 3 Diploma in
Sports Massage Therapy

From: £139.00 / month for 9 months

This course will give you the knowledge and practical skills to become an industry recognised Sports Massage Therapist.





Add another service to your existing fitness business…

or qualify as a self-employed or employed sports massage therapist, even with no previous qualifictaions .

Sports massage is a great addition to any business involving Personal Training, Pilates, or Strength & Conditioning. It is also a very profitable career choice for those who just deliver Sports Massage treatments as the sole entity for their business. The demand for specialists to treat injuries and aid rehabilitation is no longer just for professional athletes, it is now utilised by every day gym users and by those who are simply active individuals who want to move better and feel healthier.

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Start your studies immediately with our extensive online learning platform and attend our excellent Sports Massage practical workshops to complete your qualification.


You can start your studies as soon as you enrol, by gaining immediate access to our award nominated online learning platform.

Your online student account will host the theory content of your course, all delivered as bitesize video lessons.

Units include:
• Sports massage techniques
• Professional practice
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Soft-tissue dysfunction
• and even a full sports massage tutorial library

Along with hosting your course content, this online platform will become a point of reference for you when it is often needed the most – when you are working with your paying clients as a Sports Massage Therapist.

To go alongside your online learning platform, you will be able to complete your learning by attending our esteemed practical workshops – these can be done around your online study.

By completing your online content (which includes your online assessments) and attending our practical workshops (which will show you how to complete your case study portfolio), you will be qualified as an industry recognised Sports Massage Therapist.


Course overview

This qualification will give you everything that you need to become a recognised Sports Massage Therapist. Providing you with both employed or self-employed career opportunities.

This qualification is perfect for those who want to run their own Sports Massage business either from home, in a gym or at a clinic. It is also an excellent addition to an existing fitness business (such as a Personal Training) to add another service, further knowledge and extra income.

Course structure

As soon as you enrol, you are given immediate access to our online learning platform and will be contacted by your course support tutor to get you up and running. The online content includes all of the theory content, resources and assessments required for your course – it even includes an extensive Sports Massage Techniques video library, allowing you to familiarise yourself with the techniques you will learn and to provide a point of reference for you throughout your career.

To complete your learning, we have practical workshops that you can attend. These are delivered by experienced and leading Sports Massage Therapists, who have their own massage client base – allowing you to learn from their experience and knowledge of the industry and working with clients.

What happens once you are qualified?

As you are working through your studies, your course support tutor will encourage you to start building the foundations for your business. This is not a requirement, but those who do this often complete their qualification with a business brand and paying clients ready to go.

Once you are fully qualified we will work with you to ensure your fitness business as a Sports Massage Therapist is up and running and that you are actively marketing yourself correctly to start growing your client base.

We understand fully that a lot of your questions will come after you are qualified, whether you need business advice or help with training your clients. That is why we are always at hand to help and offer guidance as you look to develop and grow your business – the support does not stop after you are qualified.


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for a full breakdown of the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course structure and timeline to completion, along with how you can start building your business:

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Your online learning platform

As soon as you enrol onto this course, you will be given access to your online learning platform. This allows you to start your learning journey straight away from home, and it is fully supported by your own dedicated support tutor who will guide you every step of the way.

Your tutor will be in touch as soon as you enrol and will be at hand to support you through your studies, answer any questions, and give clarity on any part of the course. We can even offer regular accountability calls if it helps. Every individual learns in different ways, therefore we are at hand to help and guide you through every step of your learning in a way that best suits you.

Your online learning platform hosts all of the necessary theory units for your Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course – including Anatomy & Physiology, Professional practice, Soft-tissue dysfuntion, and much more… It even contains reference lessons from your practical workshops and a fully stacked Sports Massage Techniques Library.

This online platform will be a point of reference for you throughout your career – which is often when you will need to reference these lessons the most. You will receive lifelong access to this information.


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For a further breakdown of the online content, a complete overview of required assessments and to get a good idea of a timeline to completion:

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Practical workshops

Our practical workshops are delivered by leading fitness professionals, ensuring that you learn from those who have experience and can pass on their own knowledge on how to apply sports massage techniques to a range of different clients and their needs.

The practical workshops complete the course content along with the online work. There are five days in total and these are delivered at excellent physio therapy clinics in a variety of different areas in the UK.

On these workshops you will learn how to professionally and competently use sports massage techniques to treat and assist your clients. Giving you the skill set and knowledge to treat individuals in a clinic, at home or at sporting events.


Re-cap these workshops when you need to

A valuable part to this course is the ability for our students to be able to recap what is taught on these workshops whenever they want to, and they can do that by going back to their online student learning platform. All of the content we cover on the workshops has been added into our online classroom style lessons to allow you to re-learn and refresh whenever you need to by accessing the sports massage tutorial library.


Download our ‘Prospectus’

for a full insight into what is taught on each of our practical workshops, when the next set of course dates will be and how you can reference these workshops even after you are qualified by using your online learning platform:

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It is important when enrolling on to a course that you have a clear timeline to completion and an understanding of what you need to do to pass.

As soon as you enrol, your course support tutor will arrange a call with you so that they can talk you through your assessment plan. This will essentially be your timeline to completion and will set you some motivation with your studies and targets to aim for.

Online assessments

Once you complete a unit online, it can be assessed immediately, allowing you to do the assessment whilst the knowledge is fresh and to save you hanging around for an exam. Our online end-of-unit assessments can all be done from the comfort of your own home when you are ready to do so. Your support tutor will be at hand to help with any revision and to get everything organised for you.

Practical assessments

To showcase the knowledge you have learnt from the practical workshops and the online content, as well as allowing you to show us how you will want to be acknowledged as a Sports Massage Therapist, you will build up a course portfolio of a variety of sports massage treatments that can be performed on friends and family.

You course support tutor will be at hand to help with this every step of the way, this stage of your learning reflects who you are as an individual and it builds up your experience, knowledge and confidence in delivering sports massage to a variety of different individuals.

There will be three observed massages that need to be delivered, two of these are performed within our practical workshops, with one final massage being performed from home. This filmed assessment is again done in your own time and in your own environment, giving a real relaxed sense to the assessment – allowing you to truly be yourself and to also document your transition from study to being a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

Note: we can arrange for this final assessment to be performed in person if needed.

Accredited by:

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a personal trainer anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry – CIMSPA (previously REPS – The Register of Exercise Professionals).

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for a full overview of the assessments and what is required to pass them:

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Ongoing support

Support throughout your studies is of upmost importance to successful course completion, but support when you are building your business and working with paying clients is when support and advice is often needed the most – we take pride in wanting to see all of our students thrive and grow in the industry so the more you stay in touch once you are qualified and take us up on our offer of support the better it is for us.


If you would like to discuss our course structure in more detail, and the options available to you once you are qualified – simply click here to get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and discuss everything further with you. 

For a full overview of units covered, and everything you will have as part of your educational package for this course, you can click here to download our Prospectus.


Course prices:

  • Pay in full price – £1150
  • Instalments – 9 payments of £139 (Total price – £1251)


What will happen when you book your course?

As soon as you book your course, using either the pay in full or instalment option, you will receive a receipt of payment and also your log in details for your online learning platform – so that you can get onto your course content straight away.

Within 24 hours your course support tutor will be in touch with you to show you the first steps of your study and to arrange an onboarding phone-call to allow us to make sure you have a full understanding of how to get started and what you will be working through.

But you can get started before this point, the course content gives a full explanation of each step of your learning journey.


Still have questions? About our course, or what you can do with the qualification once you are qualified?

We are more than happy to discuss the learning process to getting you fully qualified and to answer any questions that you may have.

Simply click here to contact us, and we will be in touch within 24 hours to answer your questions and arrange a call where needed.


We look forward to working with you through your studies and supporting you with your fitness business as an industry recognised Sports Massage Therapist.

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What Our Students Are Saying


Take a quick look at our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Prospectus

Download the Performance Training Academy Prospectus to give you a full overview of our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course.

This prospectus with give you a great insight into the course structure, assessments, and importantly what you can do once you are fully qualified.