©2019 by Active Health Group, all rights reserved.  No part of this  website may be copied without the consent of Active Health Group

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation

AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation

Pre-requiresites: AHG Access Course (free of charge when you book)

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

Qualifications Gained

AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation

AHG Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy

Pitchside Sports First Aid certificate (valid for 3 years)

Level 5 at Active Health Group

Outstanding Quality

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 and Rehabilitation, 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  over 19 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/Soft Tissue Therapy, Physiotherapy is everything but a backward step as our teaching methods are 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.


No experience in therapy or fitness?  That's fine too!  We pride ourselves on being the chosen provider for many 'career changers', and have trained the likes of builders, accountants, police officers, armed forces and many others without a 'therapy' background.


One question we are asked is: "Is this course the same as the BTEC Level 5 in Sports & Remedial Massage or Soft Tissue Therapy?"  The answer to that is, "Whilst they are both at the same 'academic level', Soft Tissue Therapy/Sports/Remedial Massage, are just a small part of an AHG Sports Therapists toolbox."  We differ in that we go far more in-depth with our Myofascial Release, Clinical Assessments, and Rehabilitation, plus we offer many other treatment modalities, such as strapping and taping, sports first aid, electrotherapy.  We also include Sports Nutrition, which is a useful modality for Sports Therapists.  For those new to the business, we also include a 'second to none' Business, Marketing and Social Media module.


Our students gain access to our Online Academy, where we have a whole host of courses and videos, access to which, you keep after you have graduated!

Sports Massage vs Sports Therapy

As we have said previously, 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.


To download our curriculum please click here.

The Level 5 course consists of 30 days in class, plus one additional assessment day.   There is also 250 hours of case studies and approximately 350 hours of home study to complete.


Full price: £4295.00, pay in instalments.

Pay in full at enrolment: £3650 (15% discount)

Course Dates

Manchester Venue

To book, please click the date you require at the bottom of the page.


2020 Dates

We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2020, so we will be limiting the number of courses so that our team can take a much needed rest!   Normal service will resume in 2021!

WKD0220 (Weekends)
February 22nd/23rd; March 21st/22nd; April 25th/26th; May 30th/31st; June 27th/28th; July 25th/26th; August 22nd/23rd; September 26th/27th; October 24th/25th; November 28th/29th; December 12th/13th; January 9th/10th 2021; February 13th/14th; March 13th/14th; April 10th/11th    FULL

MON0420 (Weekdays)

27th April - 1st May; 18th - 22nd May; 22nd - 26th June; 20th - 24th July; 17th - 21st August; 21st - 25th September   CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING: 27th March. FULL

Weekends: WKD0620: 6th/7th June; 4th/5th July; 1st/2nd August; 5th/6th Sept; 3rd/4th Oct; 31st Oct/1st Nov; 5th/6th Dec; 16th/17th Jan; 6th/7th Feb;  6th/7th March; 3rd/4th Apr; 8th/9th May;  5th/6th June;  4th/5th July;  31st Jul/1st Aug.  CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING: 5th May. 

Weekdays: MON0720: 6th to 10th July; 3rd to 7th August; 7th to 11th September; 12th to 16th October; 9th to 13th November and 14th to 18th December  CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING: 12th June.

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation