Level 3 & 4 (Combined) Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports



Dates Available:

Practical Workshop dates (9:30am-4:00pm)-

04/22 – 5th 6th 12th 13th February 2022, 5th 6th 12th 13th March 2022, 2nd 3rd 9th 10th 30th April, 1st 14th 15th May 2022 (10 places)

05/22 – TBC


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This entry Sports Massage course is a stimulating and hands-on course that will give you the skills you need, to start a rewarding career working with clients within or outside the sporting industry in a massage. Due to covid-19 in 2020/21, we are only offering level 3 & 4 combined, with a view to focusing on fewer students but offering more quality time and the bonus of gaining both level 3 & 4 knowledge.

You will also have potential access to a clinic at the academy that members of the public can book a concession rate massage with qualified students to help gain more practice and earn a percentage from their treatment. This will also help you focus on the business side to try and gain rebooking and regular clients. The isn’t a supervised clinic due to only qualified students being part of the clinic, you will potentially have access (Subject to availability and commitment) to your own time slot(s) to treat pre-booked clients with a view to building your time and early client base, this is discussed more on the course. Visit our clinic page here.

The 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.

The tutor, Andy Davis has 10 years of experience working in rugby, his own injury clinic, and teaching level 3 & 4 sports massage courses and also the tutor for level 5 sports massage. You will be taught a variety of techniques and methods to ensure you have the knowledge and skill to not just pass the course, but also have the confidence to start creating your own clients.

Real-life experience to give you an insight on how to work as a sports massage therapist while on the course. This will also include making sure you are ready to upskill to level 4 Sports massage in the same course. From experience, level 3 students that qualify only want to come back and do level 4 but at extra cost. Those that do level 4 are far more confident too. This translates into better quality treatments.

The average fee for a sports massage is between £25-45 for a 30-minute massage.  Students who succeed in their own business, not only gain confidence through their qualifications. They also look at marketing and advertising themselves, follow other therapists on social media formats. While completing the course to give themselves the best opportunity to hit the ground running and learn. This is also discussed in the course.

This qualification will complement a personal trainer’s career, offering another service and expertise to the personal trainer’s 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. We would also recommend looking at First aid if you do not have this already.

Please note the difference due to covid-19 we are only offering combined level 3 & 4 courses together at a reduced price if you book early.  With level 4, you can diagnose common injuries and dysfunctions. Level 3 just sports massage for healthy individuals specific to their needs, not any advanced techniques or diagnosis.

Other benefits are the number of free massages you get, while you are booked on the course. A regulatory body is also worth looking at to help guide you when new regulations are brought in look at the STA once qualified.

Covering subjects include

    • 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

Assessed by

Practical examination and treatments.
Following the Sports Massage course, you will be able to:
Gather and analyse information about a client and apply various massage techniques. Advice on exercises, understand the structure and function of the anatomy to your clients and treat them with confidence.


We advise doing the course as quickly as possible to maintain and keep fresh what you have learned. By this, we mean book early, make a start on the theory work to help prepare you for the course. This way the information stays fresh. You have electronic manuals to start the coursework with, then we hand you hard copy manuals on day 1.

You will need a massage couch to ensure you can practice outside of the workshops. We recommend you plan your study time too.
You will also need to complete all workshops to gain the experience & knowledge before doing your assessment (Assessed throughout the course – Plus 1 exam, multiple-choice).


The learners must be 18 and over.

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 endorsed course and is also available to Beauty Therapists wishing to add Sports Massage to their skill set.

Price Includes:

Course Registration

Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Therapy Certificate

Course Manuals for each level

Course assessment fees and assessments (Retakes are an extra cost of £85, if applicable).


Full price £2500 – Please, contact us for any current discounts.


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Additional information


03/21 – 23rd/24th October 13th/14th & 20th/21st November 4th/5th & 11th/12th December 2021, 8th/9th & 15th/16th January 2022 (1 place), 04/21 – 5th 6th 19th 20th February 2022, 5th 6th 19th 20th March 2022, 2nd 3rd 16th 17th 23rd 24th April 2022 (8 Places)