Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Now Combined Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage Therapy

To fall in line with the Sports Massage Regulator (CNHC) new requirements, we will no longer be offering a stand-alone Level 3 Sports Massage course, as CNHC will not accept this for registration.   You will still be able to take Level 3 Sports Massage as a stand alone course, but not with Active Health Group, as  we do not feel that it is in the best interest of our students to offer them a course that will not be recognised when they graduate.  

We now offer a combined Level 3 and 4 course, and we have greatly reduced the combined cost compared to what it would cost for separate Level 3 and Level 4 courses.  Full details can are as follows:

Using a combination of online learning and practical training we will be covering:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage

  • Principles of health and fitness

  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction

  • Professional practice in sports massage

  • Sports massage treatments

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Sports Massage consultations

  • Postural and ROM Assessments

  • Sports Maintenance Massage

  • Pre, Post, and Inter-event Massage

  • Static Stretching 

  • Myofascial Release*

  • Postural Realignment*

  • Trigger Point Therapy*

  • Soft Tissue Release

  • Soft Tissue Mobilisations*

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • PNF

  • Orthopaedic Clinical Assessments

  • Hot and Cold Therapy

  • Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

*unique to AHG.


Progression Route

Level 5 Advanced Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation


Including all awarding body registration, assessment, certification fees and STO student membership.

Full Price - £1399.00, payable in instalments (please note - payments need to be completed before the end of the practial training dates - payable by Direct Debit).   10% discount if paid in full.

To book choose the course and payment options at the bottom of the page.


In addition to the course dates below, 2 additional days will be required for skills consolidation and VTCT exam/assessment, once all the home study and 100 hours case studies have been completed.   The Level 3/4 course consists of 16 days in class, plus two additional consolidation and assessment days.   In addition to this you will be required to attend approximately 60 hours of online Zoom theory lessons*, and  obtain 100 hours of case studies (many of which are completed in our student clinic).  There is also approximately 250 logged hours of home study on our online classroom to complete.  (You will need access to the internet, and a PC or Laptop with Word/PDF reader). Total Qualification Time: 550 hours.   *We have a flexible online schedule to support our learners.  

2020 Course Dates

Manchester City Centre venue

Initial 2 days: 12th/13th September.

plus either weekend or weekends as follows


Weekends - SM340620: 4th/5th July; 1st/2nd August; 5th/6th Sept; 3rd/4th; Oct 31st/1st Nov;  5th/6th Dec;  16th/17th Jan, 2021.  Waiting List Available.


Weekdays SM341020: 12th - 16th October; 9th - 13th November; 7th/8th December.


Weekdays:  SM341010: 10th/11th Oct; 7/8 November; 12/13 December; 23/24 Jan; 27/28 Feb; 27/28 March

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