Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation

  • Sports Therapy

    Often seen as an alternative to an NHS Physiotherapist focusing on neurology, geriatric, geriatric and respiratory, a Sports Therapist will specialise in Musculoskeletal conditions, including – but not limited to – sports injuries, back pain, posture, and joint issues.

  • Sports Massage vs. Sports Therapy

    Sports Massage is only a single aspect of Sports Therapy treatments, which also includes other dimensions like Posturology, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Manipulation, etc. Both practices should not be conflated, as Sports Therapy is more complex and inclusive for injury treatments.

  • Level 5 at Active Health Group

    Following the increasing demand for Sports Massage, Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury services, and the growing NHS waiting list, AHG has built a unique Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy, which also expands to the field of rehabilitation.

    Unlike most courses on the market, AHG’s Level 5 is covering no less than 19 National Occupational Standards, while being highly practical. We are committed to Excellence and expect the same from our students. Thus, we expect them to study theory at home to be able to focus on hands-on cases in class.

    We are proud to be one step ahead and to offer our students the sum of 18 years of teaching experience and of constant research, including Evidence Informed Research based on our busy on-site clinic, as well as recognised resources such as the British Journal of Sports Medicine; Journal of Athletic Training and Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, etc.

    AHG teaches unique skills to a wide variety of students with diverse backgrounds. Joining AHG after a Degree in Sports Therapy or a BTEC Level 5 in Sport & Remedial Massage, Physiotherapy is everything but a backward step as our teaching methods as unique. Furthermore, most of our Sports Massage students choose to pursue further training in Sports Therapy, understanding that employment and earnings options are much greater.

  • Pathways

    After a Level 5 at AHG, graduates have many options, including:

    • Join AHG’s own vocational Level 6
    • Pursue a Degree or Masters in Osteopathy
    • Open their very own Pain Clinic or Sports Therapy practice
  • Curriculum & Prerequisites


    Prerequisites:   Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy (attended within the last 5 years and must be one of the schools recognised by AHG).   For candidates without a recognised Level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you will undertake the AHG Foundation course, which is a 2 day workshop, plus online learning.  (We offer this free of charge when booking the Level 5).

    Holders of Level 4 or 5 Sports Massage qualifications we may be able to offer Accreditation of Prior Learning on some of our modules.  A skills assessment will be required.  An APL fee will be charged, the exact cost will depend on qualifications and experience.  Please contact us for details.

  • Cost

    Pay in full: £3,505.00 (includes 10% discount)

    Pay in instalments: £600 deposit plus monthly payments for up to 6 months for monthly courses and 12 months for weekend courses. Total Payment: £3,895.00.

  • Level 5 Dates & Booking

    To book, please click on the required main course date below, e.g. 3SM2  (it will take you to our booking site).


    For this Level 5 Diploma the practical training takes place 1 week (Monday-Friday) per month over 6 months. The practical training dates include:

      • 21st-24th May; 17th-21st June 2019;
      • 22nd-26th July; 19th-23rd August 2019;
      • 23rd-27th September; 21st-25th October 2019.



    For this Level 5 Diploma the practical training takes place 1 weekend a month over 15 months. The practical training dates include:

    • 21st-22nd September 2019; 12th-13th October 2019; 16th-17th November 2019; 7th-8th December 2019
    • 18th-19th January; 15th-16th February; 21st-22nd March; 18th-19th April; 16th-17th May; 20st-21st June; 18th-19th July; 15th-16th August; 19th-20th September; 17th-18th October; 21st-22nd November 2020.



    For this Level 5 Diploma the practical training takes place 1 weekend a month over 15 months. The practical training dates include:

    • 7th – 11th October 2019; 4th – 8th November 2019; 9th – 13th December 2019
    • 6th – 10th January 2020; 3th – 7th February 2020; 9th – 13th March 2020
    If you have any questions, please call us on 0161 235 5307 / 07449178832 or use the online contact form.

79 Lever Street
Manchester, M1 1FL

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Phone: +44 (0)161 235 5307