Level 5 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports



Please enquire about level 5 Sports Massage dates, we will be setting up a course autumn 2021.


At level 5 a sports massage therapist’s role includes, planning, providing and evaluation sports massage treatments. Treatments in context: sport massage can be carried out for pre, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focus on ligamentous pathology and neurological conditions), using a range of complex assessment techniques, complex massage techniques and peripheral joint manipulations.

Scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue and on recent non acute injuries and pre-existing conditions.

Learners will cover:

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Functional Anatomy
Complex Massage and Therapy Techniques for sports
Complex Assessment Methods in therapy and massage for sports
Posture, Core Stability, Gait Analysis and Biomechanics
Ultrasound and Other Electrotherapy Modalities
Taping and Strapping in a Sports and Exercise Context
Recognise and respond to injury and illness in sport
Rehabilitation of Injuries

Course Duration

The course is divided in to workshops, one weekend a month over 6 months (12 days) including an assessment days. You will need to integrate time outside of the workshops to ensure you can complete the coursework and practical elements. You must be able to attend all the workshops.

Course Assessments

Practical Assessments of injury first aid response.
Variation of rehabilitation considerations.

Treatment observations and observation of specific units.

Due to the higher level of the course, self directed study is also required & 50 hours logged treatments.


Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports (RQF)

Progression Route

Sport clubs
Personal Training

Access to Sports Therapy Association

Course Price Includes

Workshops (12 Sessions)
We will supply handouts during the course, no manual is given. 

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to embark on the Level 5 must hold a Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, or equivalent and be over 18 years old. There is only 10 places on this course and there is only one in 2020.



Finance is £2000 – email andy@kentsportsacademy.co.uk for application. Deposit of £200 followed by 12 monthly payments of £150.

 For those looking to book all level 3 4 & 5 as back to back course (this is recommended) please email us.


Kent Sport Academy, Epps Building, Bridge Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1BB