Price
£1500
Locations
Ipswich, London, Manchester, Nottingham
Accreditations
About this course

Our 8 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 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.

Takeaways

  • 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
  • Graduates can claim a discount on massage starter packs from Physique, a leading sports injury treatment product supplier.

Offer and payment options

  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments
  • Get 10% when you pay in full at least 2 months before the start date
Upcoming dates

Ipswich

Start date
Saturday 9 Oct 21
End date
Saturday 4 Dec 21
£1500
Course dates
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
06 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021
04 Dec 2021 - 04 Dec 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 23 Apr 22
End date
Saturday 25 Jun 22
£1500
Course dates
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 21 May 2022
25 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Venue

London

Start date
Saturday 19 Jun 21
End date
Sunday 22 Aug 21
£1500
Course dates
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021
21 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 12 Jul 21
End date
Tuesday 24 Aug 21
£1500
Course dates
12 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 - 28 Jul 2021
23 Aug 2021 - 24 Aug 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 4 Sep 21
End date
Sunday 31 Oct 21
£1500
Course dates
04 Sep 2021 - 05 Sep 2021
11 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021
25 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
02 Oct 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 11 Oct 21
End date
Tuesday 23 Nov 21
£1500
Course dates
11 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021
25 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021
22 Nov 2021 - 23 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 6 Nov 21
End date
Sunday 9 Jan 22
£1500
Course dates
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
04 Dec 2021 - 04 Dec 2021
08 Jan 2022 - 09 Jan 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 15 Jan 22
End date
Sunday 13 Mar 22
£1500
Course dates
15 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 12 Feb 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 5 Mar 22
End date
Sunday 8 May 22
£1500
Course dates
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 09 Apr 2022
07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 28 Mar 22
End date
Tuesday 17 May 22
£1500
Course dates
28 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2022
11 Apr 2022 - 13 Apr 2022
16 May 2022 - 17 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 21 May 22
End date
Sunday 17 Jul 22
£1500
Course dates
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 18 Jun 2022
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Jul 22
End date
Sunday 28 Aug 22
£1500
Course dates
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
30 Jul 2022 - 30 Jul 2022
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Saturday 6 Nov 21
End date
Saturday 8 Jan 22
£1500
Course dates
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
08 Jan 2022 - 08 Jan 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Mar 22
End date
Sunday 8 May 22
£1500
Course dates
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 09 Apr 2022
07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022
Venue

Nottingham

Course details
  • Format: Classroom based learning
  • Includes online learning to support the classroom-based sessions for anatomy and physiology. This means you can start your studies immediately.
  • 8 days (including assessment day)

What you will learn

Theory modules

  • 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

Practical modules

  • Client assessment
  • Applying sports massage treatments
  • Pre and Post event and maintenance 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

This course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and will give you a total of:

  • 10 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

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 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

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 £250 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will receive funding for the full price of your course.