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Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Pre-requisites: Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (must be ITEC/VTCT/ActiveIQ/YMCA completed within the past 5 years)


The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich Practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.


To ensure our graduates are 'ahead of the game' within the Sports Massage industry, we go above and beyond the normal Sports Massage syllabus and include a wider range of myofascial and soft tissue techniques.   


Entry Requirement

Level 3 Sports Massage qualification or if you do not have a level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you can book both together, please click here for full details.




The main skills you will learn are:

  • Advanced Massage Techniques

  • Soft Tissue Manipulation*

  • Soft Tissue Release

  • Trigger Point Therapy*

  • Myofascial Release*

  • Myofascial Postural Restructuring*

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • PNF

  • Static Stretching

  • Postural Assessments

  • Clinical Orthopedic Assessments

  • Hot and Cold Therapy

  • Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

  • Sports First Aid**

  • Business, Marketing & Social Media**

    *  Unique to AHG
    ** Optional Modules - free of charge


Scope of Qualification (Practice)
At level 4, a Sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sport massage treatments. Treatments in context: sports massage can be carried out for pre, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focus on muscle and paratendon pathologies), using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.


Scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue, postural issues and on recent non-acute injuries or with pre-existing conditions. 





12 in-class days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies. (Level 3 case studies can be used).


All dates are plus 1 additional consolidation and assessment day, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.



Full Price – £1095.00 


2020 Dates

Weekdays - SM40420: 27th April to 1st May; 18th to 22nd May; 22nd/23rd June. FULL


Weekends - SM40220: 22nd/23rd February; 21st/22nd March; 25th/26th April; 30th/31st May; 27th/28th June; 25th/26th July.  FULL

Weekends - SM40620: 6th/7th June; 4th/5th July; 1st/2nd August; 5th/6th Sept; 3rd/4th Oct; 31st Oct/1st Nov;  5th/6th Dec. CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING 6th May.


Weekdays: MON0720: 6th to 10th July; 3rd to 7th August; 7th/8th September.  CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING 6th June.


Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Active Health Group
Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Active Health Group