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Unlock Your Potential in the Healing Arts of Sports Massage

Welcome to the gateway of professional competence in sports massage therapy. Our AIQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is meticulously designed for those who aspire to excel in the world of sports massage, offering a profound understanding and practical skills required to become a proficient sports massage therapist.

Course Overview

This comprehensive course integrates the science of sports massage with hands-on clinical skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in sports massage. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, you will learn to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes;  enhance athletic performance, and contribute to the overall wellbeing of athletes and physically active individuals.

Who Is This Course For?

Aspiring sports massage therapists seeking to establish a foundational career.
Health and fitness professionals aiming to expand their skill set.
Individuals passionate about sports, wellness, and the mechanics of the human body.

Key Benefits:

  • Accredited Qualification: Achieve an AIQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, recognised by all major massage associations and organisations in the UK, as well as interntionally, opening doors to employment opportunities in sports clubs, fitness centers, and private practice.

  • Expert Instructors: Learn from experienced practitioners who bring real-world insights and techniques to the classroom.

  • Hands-On Experience: Engage in practical sessions that simulate real sports therapy environments, enhancing your confidence and skills.

  • Flexible Learning: Part-time study, our course is designed to fit around your existing commitments.

  • Career Development: This course is a stepping stone towards advanced qualifications in sports therapy and related fields.

Course Content

  • Anatomy & Physiology: Understand the structure and function of the human body, focusing on musculoskeletal and nervous systems relevant to sports massage.

  • Principles of Health and Fitness: Explore the fundamentals of health, fitness, and exercise, and their importance in sports massage.

  • Assessing Clients and Treatment Planning: Learn to conduct client assessments, develop treatment plans, and implement effective sports massage techniques.

  • Practical Massage Skills: Master a variety of massage techniques, including effleurage, petrissage, and tapotement, tailored to the needs of athletes and active individuals.

  • Post-Treatment Care: Understand the protocols for post-treatment care, including advice on injury prevention and management.

The structure of the qualification is comprised of 5 units which are all mandatory.- Anatomy and physiology for sports massage - USP41 - Unit ref: J/506/7220- Principles of health and fitness - USP42 - Unit ref: R/506/7222- Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction - USP43 - Unit ref: Y/506/7223- Professional practice in sports massage - USP44 - Unit ref: D/506/7224- Sports massage treatments - USP45 - Unit ref: T/506/7228

Entry Requirements

No previous experience in massage therapy is required, making this course ideal for beginners. However, a keen interest in sports, wellness, and the human body is essential.

Join Us and Start Your Journey Today!

Embark on a fulfilling career path as a sports massage therapist. Enroll in our Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy and harness the power of touch in the pursuit of health and performance excellence. Contact us now to secure your place or to request more information about the course.




Course Delivery

6 Days face-to-face practicals in Manchester plus home study videos and workbooks.


Course Dates (100% attendance on all dates is required):

June 10th, 11th, 12th; July 22nd, 23rd, plus a final practical assessment in September.   



Active Health Group, The Monastery, 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF


Course Fee:

£749.00 Inclusive of all awarding body registration and certification fees.   10% discount for paying in full.   You can also book with a £100 deposit and the balance due no later than two weeks prior to the course start date (no discount applied).


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