Course: Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


30 weeks



This qualification aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute/post-acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions. You will complete five modules as part of this qualification, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatments

You will be taught by industry professionals using our own health and fitness facilities, with access to a course manual and the practical resources required to support your studies.

Throughout the course you will complete 150 hours of lessons, covering a range of theoretical and practical topics. You will gain lots of hands-on experience in sports massage techniques, giving you the confidence and skills to pursue a career in sports massage therapy.

The lessons and practical sessions will be spread mostly over evening sessions, but with some full days during the academic holidays. The course is due to start in October 2021 – full course dates available on request.

The cost of this course is £2225, with loan options available. More information about the loan options available can be supplied on request or will be available on application.


There are no specific qualifications or grades required for entry to the qualification. There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and you should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.

Performing sports massage is a physical activity and you will need to be fit enough to carry this out.


The qualification includes a range of different assessments, including one written exam, worksheets, practical assessments, observations, and discussions.


This qualification provides progression on to Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy, or routes into fitness instructing.


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