Level 5 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports


Book the Workshops below

Taping & Strapping    30th January 24      30th July 24

Rehabilitation              20th February 24    20th August 24

Special Tests               13th March 24         3rd September 24

Gait / Posture                3rd April 24             2nd October 24

Electrical Therapy      7th May 24               6th November 24

Mobilisations               29th May 24             20th November 24

Therapy techniques   3rd July 24              3rd December 24

Diagnosing Conditions upper limb               TBC

Diagnosing Conditions Lower Limb               TBC

Diagnosing Spinal Conditions and Rehabilitation Protocol   TBC

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Level 5 Sports Massage Therapy, Ashford, Kent


At level 5 a sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing, and evaluating sports massage treatments. Sports massage can be used before, after, during, or after an injury for preventative, therapeutic, restorative, or corrective purposes, focusing on neurological and ligamentous pathology. It can be done using a variety of complex assessment techniques, complex massage techniques, and peripheral joint manipulations.

Unlike previous courses, we provide a reading list, not one specific course manual, as we expect you to read around the subject and bring information to the course, not just take it away. This helps you grow further as a therapist after the course has finished. We provide guidance, and sessions cover the principles of topics, yet the importance of research should always be there.

A comprehensive reading list will be provided so you can make a start on the preparatory work to ensure your anatomy understanding is ready for the workshops. We will provide kits (taping and strapping) so you can practice the different techniques before the specific workshop. We do have high expectations for the anatomy knowledge, so you can get the most from the time in the workshops. You will need to be organised and motivated to get the most out of this course.

The scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue, 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

You are free to attend any of the workshops in any order. To achieve the level 5 certificate, you must complete all workshops within two years and complete the extra A&P unit.

Course Assessments

Practical Assessments of Injury First Aid Response
Variation in rehabilitation considerations

Treatment observations and observation of specific units

Due to the higher level of the course, self-directed study is also required, as are five client case studies.


Level 5 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports (RQF)

Progression Route

Sport clubs
Personal Training 

Access to Sports Therapy Association

The course price includes

Online Learning
Workshops (7 Sessions) + Tape and Strapping kit

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to embark on Level 5 must hold a Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, or equivalent, and be over 18 years old.


Completing all the CPD units plus the £600 to complete this final unit

Individual Units

Taping and Strapping: Book Here


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

Additional information

Level 5 Anatomy and Physiology

Online only