Sports Massage Course (Level 3 Diploma)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 225 hours

Course details

  • Begin your learning immediately through our online platform, at a time that suits you
  • Trusted Sports Therapist & tutor
  • Immediately practise Sports Massage Therapy upon course completion
  • Pay in full, or over five months here

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Our Level 3 Sports Massage course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). The course also provides 16 REP points that are valid towards your annual CPD requirements.

On successful completion of our Level 3 Sports Massage course, learners will gain the knowledge and understanding needed to plan, provide and evaluate sports massage therapy. Treatments can be carried out for pre, post and inter-event for maintenance and restorative purposes, via a range of massage techniques.

Learners will feel confident, safe and effective in their practice of sports massage therapy, and will be able to provide sports massage immediately after successful completion of this course.

Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and is not suitable for recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions (see Level 4 Sports Massage course).

  • How to assess your client’s suitability for sports massage therapy
  • How to assess the effectiveness of your sports massage therapy
  • How to apply a range of sports massage techniques confidently, safely and effectively
  • Practical skills to successfully apply safe and effective sports massage
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage therapy
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • The principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Fundamentals of sports massage treatments

If you identify with any of the statements below, our Level 3 Sports Massage course is for you.

  • Interested in sport
  • Have a desire to take the first steps into healthcare
  • Want an active, non-office based job
  • Enjoy helping others
Global Reputation & Experience

Curated and delivered by our team of expert tutors, this Level 3 Diploma in Sports massage is one of many courses that has helped cement Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of health and wellbeing training, worldwide.

We are consistently rated 5 star - check out our reviews!

Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face Learning

Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want, helping to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format.

Fully Evidence-Based Approach

Expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of Sports Massage. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce Sports Massage into a clients care package.

No formal qualifications or experience is required for this course, but students must be aged 16+ to enrol.

If you have to cancel your course booking because of a COVID-19 related issue, we will assign you to the next available course that suits you. Or if preferable, we will issue you a full refund.

Our online and face-to-face hybrid course will take you from massage novice through to advanced massage techniques to treat soft tissue injuries. Not only that, but you gain an instant 20% discount when you sign up!

To sign up and to start your journey into sports massage therapy today, head on over to this link.

Meet your tutor

Claire Gregory

  • MSc Sport Rehabilitation, Bolton University
  • MEd Education Leadership, Edge Hill University
  • PGCE in Adult Education, Greenwich University
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
I have worked across the Health & Wellness sector for almost 20 years, spanning Sport & Exercise, Women’s Health, as well as Pre- and Post-Partum Care. Since 2006, I have delivered and lead upon CPD and adult learning...
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Day 1

Pre-Workshop Online Learning Online

We set out the course navigation (for both the online and face to face elements of the course), and provide an overview of how you will be assessed. Prior to the face-to-face workshop session, you will complete safety lessons on our online platform where you will learn:

  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Adverse events
  • How to deal with adverse events

Lessons on anatomy and physiology, structure and function are provided in bite-sized chunks, meaning that you can learn in your own time whenever and wherever it suits you. We explain all theory and jargon in an easy to understand manner, allowing you to pause, rewind and replay as often as you like.

Face-to-Face Workshop Day 1

On day one of the face-to-face workshop, you will learn the following:

  • Purpose and Application of Palpation
  • Establish Treatment Goals & Subjective Assessment
  • Objective Assessment
  • Introduction to Massage Techniques (Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement, Vibrations, Frictions)

Face-to-Face Workshop Day 2

On day two of the face-to-face workshop, you will learn the following:

  • Assess ROM of major joints of the body
  • Purpose and application of MET’s (Muscle Energy Technique)
  • Legal Responsibilities & Best Practice
  • Constructing Treatment Plans

Face-to-Face Workshop Day 3

On day three of the face-to-face workshop, you will learn the following:

  • Effects and practical application of Pre Event Massage
  • Effects and practical application of Post Event Massage
  • Case Studies

Post-Workshop Online Learning and AssessmentOnline

After the face-to-face workshop, you will return to our online platform to consolidate your learning and to take your assessment.

  • Multiple choice Anatomy & Physiology theory exam (70% pass mark)
  • Sports Massage Portfolio submission
  • Practical assessment of Massage, including: Pre Event Massage, Post Event Massage, Maintenance Massage

Course bookings

Request this course near you

4th-6th Feb 2022 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

£950.00 Manchester Jurys Inn

4th-6th Mar 2022 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

£950.00 Jurys Inn, Sheffield, S1 4QW

30th Mar - 1st Apr 2022 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

£950.00 Jury's Inn Newcastle Upon Tyne

4th-6th May 2022 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

£950.00 Birmingham Conference and Event Centre (BCEC)

16th-18th May 2022 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

£950.00 Holiday Inn Express London – Limehouse | 469-475 The Highway | London, E1W 3HN

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