Brighton, London, Nottingham
About this course

Our 10 day Sports Massage diploma will give you the skills you need to help individuals prepare for sports and fitness activities and to aid their recovery. With a growing number of people including fitness and sports in their everyday lives, there is an increasing demand for the benefits associated with sports massage. This includes decreased muscle soreness, increased range of movement and improved performance. 

This REPS and CIMSPA accredited level 3 qualification, also known as deep tissue massage, can be used to help clients that are looking to minimise or recover from soft tissue dysfunction and injury, and assist in their rehabilitation by eradicating aches and pains and help ease away stress.

Whether you are embarking on a new career as a sports massage therapist, or looking to extend your massage offering you will find this course can stand alone or compliment your current skills.

This course can also give established personal trainers and fitness instructors the skills to treat pre-, inter- and post-event as well as maintenance treatments, develop knowledge of the lymphatic system and practical consultation training.

Our Diploma in Sports Massage will educate and empower you to gain employment and obtain insurance, whether that is in your own practice, or working as an employed or self-employed therapist. This course will provide you with the skills to work alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths within sports massage and osteopathic clinics as well as working in sporting and fitness venues or even working delivering therapy sessions at clients homes.

The skills you will learn will also benefit cognitive therapies by promoting a feeling of well-being and also it has been widely recognised as being beneficial within palliative care.


  • Take part in inspiring practical workshops and engaging theory throughout the course with treatments from your peers in order to learn the skills and knowledge on which to build a longstanding career.
  • Taught by experienced and industry qualified tutors who will provide guidance and support throughout the course 
  • All equipment and massage oils are provided
  • REPS and CIMSPA accredited course
  • Flexible payment options: 0% direct-debit; apply for an Advanced Learner Loan** fund your course and only pay once you earn over £25K
  • Course discount: 10% off*** if you pay in full 2 months before the start of the course
  • Graduates can claim a discount on massage starter packs from Physique, a leading sports injury treatment product supplier.
Upcoming dates


Start date
Saturday 15 Sep 18
End date
Sunday 18 Nov 18
Course dates
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


Start date
Saturday 1 Sep 18
End date
Sunday 25 Nov 18
Course dates
01 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Start date
Saturday 3 Nov 18
End date
Sunday 13 Jan 19
Course dates
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019


Start date
Saturday 13 Oct 18
End date
Sunday 16 Dec 18
Course dates
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
Course details
  • Format: Classroom based learning
  • 10 days (including assessment day) over 6 weekends

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

How you will be assessed

  • Multiple choice theory paper
  • Short answers theory paper
  • Workbook
  • Worksheets
  • Observed treatment session (x3)

Please note that you will be required to bring one participant with you for your assessment.

What you qualify with

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
  • 16 REPs points / Entry to REPs at Level 3
  • 10 CIMSPA points

This course is supported by:

  • Skills for Health (SfH)
  • General Council for Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage Association
  • Sports Therapy Organisation
  • LCSP Register of Remedial Masseurs & Manipulative Therapists

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • Must be fit enough to perform sports massage
How to book

Call us on 0844 417 2349 to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

Payment options

We accept debit or credit cards over the phone or in person at our London head office. Our office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can either pay the full amount or by setting up an interest free direct debit in six monthly installments.

Financial support

If you are over 19, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that could help cover the cost of the course. Find out if you are eligible.

When you book your course with an Advanced Learner Loan, you'll need to pay an upfront payment of £375 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will receive funding for the full price of your course.

Special offer

Early payment discount

***Save 10% on course fees when you book and pay the full price two or more months in advance of the course start date. This offer cannot be used with any other discount.