Accelerated Sports Massage Course (Level 3 & 4)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 360 hours
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  • Curated and delivered by expert clinicians
  • Fully accredited by the YMCA
  • Comprehensive online learning resources
  • Exceptional hands-on practical experience
  • Thorough business set-up and career support
  • Consistently rated 5-star by course delegates
  • Immediate access to 100’s of jobs
  • Pay in instalments, without paying more

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Your career in sports massage therapy awaits. Gain your level 3 & 4 qualification with a team of physiotherapy, sports therapy and education experts who are dedicated to creating the very best sports massage therapists.

Our Triple-Locked Quality Assurance

We proudly provide triple-locked quality assurance through our full YMCA accreditation, as well as Breeze Academy and external moderator approvals, thus allowing you to book with the confidence that our level 3 & 4 accelerated course is vetted above and beyond the industry standard and meets the highest standards set in education.

Our Perfect Balance Between Online & Face To Face

Our courses are purposely built with the busy lifestyle in mind – which is why all theory learning occurs through our industry-leading online platform, meaning you can pause, rewind and replay as often as you like. And because the online content is delivered in small chunks, you can access your course whenever and wherever you like – which is perfect for those 5 and 10 minute windows of time.

All of this means that, unlike other courses, you don't have to give up countless weekends to become qualified, but still qualify feeling supremely safe, confident and effective. It also means that our level 3 & 4 course is competitively priced.

Our Expert Tuition & Global Experience

Our expertise in the world of physiotherapy, sports therapy and education means we know exactly what makes a great sports massage therapist. In turn, we properly prepare course delegates for the clinical settings that they will soon find themselves in once they graduate. Our tutors have built ultra-successful therapy businesses, gained degrees in physiotherapy and sports therapy, and established their research credentials through MSc and PhD study and subsequent peer-reviewed publications. We have bucketloads of knowledge and experience to pass on to you, and ensure you complete the course head and shoulders above other newly qualified therapists.

Career Support & Guidance

As soon as you graduate, you will automatically gain access to hundreds of job opportunities, whilst also becoming a member of an international register and gaining your insurance. In addition, as part of the course, we also get you business ready through our bespoke lessons on setting up your own business and securing positions within the industry. And that’s not forgetting that learners who sign up with us will automatically get a 15% discount with one of the leading sports massage equipment providers, Physique.

Your online learning access will expire 1 month following the face to face component of the course.

We proudly provide triple-locked quality assurance through our full YMCA accreditation, as well as Breeze Academy and external moderator approvals, thus allowing you to book with the confidence that our level 3 & 4 accelerated course is vetted above and beyond the industry standard and meets the highest standards set in education.

Such high standards mean that on successful completion of the course, you will be automatically eligible for insurance, and thus be able to start your sports massage career seamlessly.

As the sports massage industry actively moves towards level 4 as standard for all therapists, it’s time to get your sports massage career off to a flying start through our carefully curated level 3 & 4 accelerated course.

Completed over a 5-day intensive workshop (plus the online learning component), this sports massage course prepares you for the world of injury management, teaching you how to effectively assess clients, how to go deeper into the clinical application of sports massage, and how to effectively implement advanced sports massage techniques to aid the recovery of common soft tissue injuries.

By combining the very best in online learning with face-to-face training that is fun, engaging and practical, we take complete beginners and mould them into component sports massage practitioners, through our team of education, sports therapy and physiotherapy experts.

With courses in every major city within the UK, your training in sports massage can start now.

​​Any questions about this course or any other, please get in touch directly to our email: [email protected]

Or give us a call: +(44)191 243 0770

You can also book directly on this page.

We stand for quality. We ensure value. And we make every learning experience student-centred.

As soon as you book, you’ll be given access to our online training platform where you’ll be able to complete a series of modules prior to the face-to-face component of the course. We’ve put together the very best in online training to guarantee that course delegates feel ready and confident when attending their face-to-face workshop, whilst also providing them with the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format both during and after the course – pause, replay and rewind to your heart’s content!

And when you arrive at your five day face-to-face workshop, it’s practical learning all the way. No sitting for hours on end listening to lectures! Our courses are fun, practical and engaging, and put you, the learner, first to ensure that you complete your training feeling excited and ready to start your sports massage career as soon as possible.

With regards to learning objectives, outcomes, and topics covered, you will achieve the following on this level 3 & 4 course:

Knowledge & Understanding
  • Anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body
  • The pathophysiology of common injuries/soft tissue patterns of dysfunction
  • The principles and practice of objective assessment techniques and the influences and effects which such information has upon treatment planning
  • How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process
  • The purpose and use of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques used within sports massage therapy
Skills Development
  • Conducting subjective and objective assessments
  • Devising sports massage treatment plans to help correct identified areas of soft tissue dysfunction and /or support the soft tissue repair process of previously diagnosed injuries
  • Application of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques
  • Evaluation of sports massage treatments

We prepare you fully for all assessments, taking away unnecessary stress and ensuring you feel confident. Given our extensive experience in teaching and assessment, our accelerated training programme delivers to you exactly the right level of knowledge needed to successfully pass the course and to then go on to work within the industry.

In line with the industry standard, level 3 assessment includes:

  • Multiple choice anatomy & physiology theory exam & sports massage portfolio submission via our learning platform
  • Practical assessment of massage, including: pre-event massage, post-event massage, maintenance massage

And taking you to a deeper level of understanding, the level 4 assessment includes:

  • Multiple choice anatomy & physiology theory exam
  • Sports massage case study
  • Observed treatment (x5) to be recorded and submitted electronically

Expertly curated and delivered by Claire Gregory and Dr. Carl Clarkson, we bring to this course unrivalled experience and expertise from within the health and wellness industry.

Our tutors have built ultra-successful therapy businesses, gained degrees in physiotherapy and sports therapy, and have established their research credentials through MSc and PhD study and subsequent peer-reviewed publications. Not only this, but we are also established education providers, having taught budding therapists, qualified professionals and professors across the globe, whilst running courses regularly in every major city within the UK.

Rest assured you will be in very experienced, qualified and competent hands, and will be learning from the best, using the very best in online and face-to-face training materials. You’ll also have a lot of fun along the way!

We’re with you every step of the way. As soon as you book, you’ll gain access to our online portal, meaning you can start learning immediately. In addition, our team of tutors and learner support team are easily accessible, and happy to help in any way we can.

Close to the face-to-face workshop, we will be in touch with the finer details associated with start times, parking and other points to note.

Are you ready for the leap? Our level 3 & 4 accelerated course opens up opportunities not afforded to those who have level 3 sports massage only.

Our graduates have gone on to secure exciting and prestigious positions within the health and fitness industry across the globe – in internationally established gym spaces, within professional and local sports clubs, as well as through setting up and growing their own business.

And for those looking to develop further into rehab and clinical settings, our tutors have extensive experience in physiotherapy and sports therapy, meaning the clinical element of sports massage is ingrained throughout and you’ll have the necessary skills and experience to work alongside the likes of physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths.

And furthermore, those with a level 4 qualification are able to access even further training, ranging from acupuncture and dry needling, to therapeutic strength and conditioning courses.

With the sports massage industry actively moving towards level 4 as standard, this accelerated course gives you the best possible start in your new career.

As soon as you graduate, you will automatically gain access to hundreds of job opportunities, whilst also becoming a member of an international register and gaining your insurance. Not only this, as part of the course, we also get you business ready through our bespoke lessons on setting up your own business and securing positions within the industry.

Our course tutors have years of experience working with and teaching therapists, meaning our network is extensive. We have worked in the NHS, private sector, in several continents and have established our own thriving therapy businesses.

Are you an existing health and fitness professional looking to develop your skill set and advance your career? Or perhaps someone looking to get into the industry? Further still, perhaps someone with a strong desire for helping others and wanting to explore an active, non-office based job? Whatever your reason, this course is for you.

In terms of pre-existing knowledge and experience, we have had the pleasure of teaching students from all types of backgrounds, including (but not limited to):

  • Personal trainers
  • Yoga instructors
  • Physiotherapy students
  • Marketing executives
  • Call centre agents
  • Chartered surveyors
  • Sports coaches
  • IT consultants
  • Retail managers
  • Nutritionists

Whatever your particular background, we have the experience and technical know-how to put you, the learner, first and ensure that course materials, case studies and practical elements enable you to feel safe, confident and effective in delivering sports massage therapy in your new career.

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-related issue, we will assign you to the next available course that suits you.

Meet your tutor

Claire Gregory

Claire Gregory

Qualifications
  • 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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Agenda

Online learning prior to face-to-faceOnline

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 session, you will also complete theory lessons on our online platform where you will learn:

  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Adverse events
  • How to deal with adverse events
  • Anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body
  • The pathophysiology of common injuries/soft tissue patterns of dysfunction
  • The principles and practice of objective assessment techniques and the influences and effects which such information has upon treatment planning
  • How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process

We make sure to 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 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 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 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

Face-To-Face Day 4 & 5

During the final two days of face-to-face sessions, you will learn:

  • How to conduct subjective and objective assessments
  • How to devise a sports massage treatment plan to help correct identified areas of soft tissue dysfunction and/or support the soft tissue repair process of previously diagnosed injuries
  • How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process
  • How to apply a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques

Online Learning & Assessment Post Face-To-FaceOnline

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
  • Sports Massage Case Study (including Critical Evaluation)
  • Observed treatment (x5) to be recorded and submitted electronically