Sports Massage Therapy

Diploma , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Course Information


This is a technical qualification for 19+ learners that gives you the knowledge, understanding, and specialist skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist. It’s taught across 18 weeks with the choice to start in September or February.

Course units/modules

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

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.


  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

Course details

Duration: 18 weeks, evening or day course option
Start Date: 16/09/2024
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 74918-01
Fees (Adult): £2,126 plus exam fee of £99

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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  • Health associate professionals n.e.c.

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  • Physiotherapists

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