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Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy 


This exciting, stimulating & hands on course will give you the skills you need to start a rewarding career working with clients within or outside the sporting industry in massage. The main focus of sports massage is the ability to help alleviate aches and pains through various massage techniques. You can effectively deal with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, it will aid recovery, reduce symptoms/pain and improve sporting performance.

You will be taught by Andy Davis, 8 years experience working in rugby and his own injury clinic. You will be taught the correct techniques and methods to ensure you have the knowledge and skill to pass the course but also including the real life experience to give you an insight how to work as a sports massage therapist. this will also include making sure you are ready to up skill to level 4 Sports massage should you be hungry for more after you pass.

Andy will also assist you with the eLearning via Skype sessions to help you through the theory side too, not a call centre where you will never speak to the same person. With any course we offer you will be given support to help you start up the business (not to start it for you but help offer advice). We want you to succeed and get the most from your investment.

This qualification will complement a personal trainer's career, offering another service and expertise to the personal trainers client base. The role of a sports massage therapist is to provide a professional service to all clients, this will include a client assessment/consultation, sports massage treatment and soft tissue techniques and post treatment advice.

Covering subjects include

This course will develop the learner's skills, competency, knowledge and application in Sports Massage Therapy.

  • Anatomy and Physiology for massage and exercise
  • Applying sports massage techniques
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • Assisting soft tissue repair
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Providing pre & post Massage techniques
Course Assessment
  • Theory Exam A&P (Multiple Choice)
  • Worksheets
  • Practical examination and treatments
  • 50 hour log of treatments, towards SMA membership
Following the Sports Massage course you will be able to:

Gather and analyse information about a client and apply various massage techniques, advise on exercise, understand the structure and function of the anatomy to your clients and treat them with confidence.

Sports Massage Course Duration

Our Sports Massage practical elements of the course will take place for 5 days over a a few months between 9-5, group numbers are limited. This will provide you with knowledge and experience to lead in to potential employed work with clubs or self employed work. You will also be required and expected to continue extra work in your own time to meet the demands of the course. It is recommended you gain a qualification in first aid at work and business skills if self-employed to compliment this course. 

You will be require to complete the theory in you own time prior to the course starting to ensure you have the basic understanding that is then covered and backed up in the classroom. 

Sports Massage Requirements
The learners must be adults (16+). There are no entry requirements, however the course does require some physical activity, so learners must be fit and healthy. The course will include discussions, presentations, reading and writing so the learner should have these basic requirements. This Active IQ endorsed course is also available to Beauty Therapists wishing to add Sports Massage to their skill set. 
Course Price Includes
  • Course Registration
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma certificate
  • Course Manual
  • Course assessment fees and assessments (Retakes are extra)

£1350 10% discount if paying in full 

£1500 if paying monthly over 12 months (subject to status and interest free) £150 deposit followed by 12 x payments of £112.50

 Further savings on level 3 & 4 if booked together!

L3DSM-June18 - Full - 11th, 14th 28th July 4th & 24th August 2018   
L3DSM-August18 - Full - 28th, 29th August, 5th, 17th, 18th, 19th 28th September 2018 (9am-4pm) 
L3DSM-November18 -  Full  - 5th, 26th, 27th, 28th November, 3rd & 22nd December 2018 (9am-4pm)
L3DSM-January19 - Full 14th December 2018 (6-7pm), 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th January & 4th, 5th February 2019 (9:30am-5pm)
Level 3 March 2019 -  11th, 12th March, 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th April 2019 (9:30am-5pm) & Theory Exam choice (1 date) - 18th April, 24th May, 21st June 2019 (9am Start)

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