Sports Massage Courses Cardiff

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to develop a career as a sports massage therapist in Cardiff. There are no pre-requisites to be enrolled, however we do advise that you have a passion for health, fitness, sport as well as helping people recover from injuries. In the past we have had the following complete this qualification:

Personal trainers – this is an ideal qualification to support your personal training business and develop an additional income

Sports coaches – help your team / athletes recover between games or training quicker or even prevent future injuries

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Stay at home mum / dad –  this course will help you develop a career opportunity in your spare time

Students – in the past we’ve had several students complete this course to generate an extra income whilst studying at University.

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Why become a Sports Massage Therapist in Cardiff?

Cardiff is one of the youngest capital cities in Europe, but at the same time, it’s one of the fastest growing cities with businesses investing in new offices, two large Universities and a social scene, which could rival any European hotspot.

This had a positive impact on the growing popularity of gyms, sporting clubs and other physical activities centres. With this in mind, the need for personal trainers and sports massage therapists in Cardiff has been growing steadily. People’s knowledge in fitness, nutrition and recovery has improved, which has led to an increased need of regular sport massage. As a result, the demand for skilful and educated sports massage therapist in Cardiff constantly growing.

A Fitness HQ qualified sports massage therapist can expect to earn between £30 and £40 per hour for one to one treatments and even more when working with a sports team.

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Cardiff Course Dates

At Fitness HQ we understand the difficulties of freeing up time and committing to extra activities, including your education. To help you balance your workload, our sports massage courses in Cardiff take place at the weekend.

Course Days Qualification Course Dates Assessment Date
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
August 4, 5, 18, 25 September 1, 2, 8, 9, 29, 30 & October 6th October 7th

Sports Massage Course FAQs

What are the entry requirements?

There are no pre requisites or minimum entry requirements for the Sports Massage course. We do however advise that you have had some experience with sports massage in the past. Due to the nature of the job, you should be passionate about helping people. The minimum age for this course is 16.

What does the course entail?

During Fitness HQ’s Sports Massage course, learners will cover:

  • 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 treatment
  • Assessment and screening of clients for sports massage treatments
  • Formulation of massage strategies in accordance with client’s requirements and expectations
  • Application of fundamental sports massage techniques
  • Evaluation of sports massage treatments

Sports Massage is one of our most popular courses and also the qualification which receives the most positive feedback. In our opinion, the main reason for this is; the course is delivered in a fun, practical and relaxed manner. After all, what other course involves you having a massage regularly throughout the day?

Qualifications obtained?

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. This qualification is awarded by YMCA Awards and is REPs approved. Following the completion of this sports massage qualification you will be qualified to deliver:

  • One to one massage with clients
  • Sports massage to groups and teams
  • Provide a massage service at events such as half marathons and tough mudder etc
  • Establish your own sports massage clinic
  • Support physiotherapists with soft tissue massage
  • And so much more
Why choose Fitness HQ for your Sports Massage course in Cardiff?

At Fitness HQ we believe our courses are the best. Not only do we use the best venues available, provide you with online learning support and direct delivery, but we also use the best tutors possible. Our tutors are not just qualified in the areas they deliver, but they also boast a huge amount of experience in what they do. Some of our tutors have worked with international athletes and sports teams, others are in such high demand that they are now turning away business. If you choose Fitness HQ for your sports massage course in Cardiff, then you won’t only be getting a qualification, but you will also have access to the years of experience our tutors have in developing successful businesses, working with athletes and so much more.

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Once you complete your Sports Massage qualification in Cardiff, Fitness HQ will support you in gaining employment by signposting you towards vacancies. Not only will we do that but we will also provide you with a free online profile which can be used as your advertising webpage to help attract new clients.

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Funding Available


If you’ve been considering a change in career or developing a side business in sports massage, then we can help you access funding to cover the cost of the qualification. As well as this, Fitness HQ also have interest free payment plans available. For more information please complete the contact form below.

How do I sign up?

Interested in our Sports Massage courses in Cardiff? Please complete the contact form below and one of our experienced advisors will be in touch within the next 24 hours.

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