Sports Massage Courses

At Fitness HQ, our sports massage courses are recognised on both a national and international scale. The level 3 diploma in sports massage therapy is delivered using a variety of practical and theory based lessons. There is a total of 225 guided learning hours for this qualification which makes it one of the most credible qualifications around.

This sports massage course is one of our most popular courses and the feedback we get from students is excellent. The course tutors are some of the best and most sought after sports therapists in the country and work with various professional sports teams.

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This sports massage qualification will teach you how to work with clients during events such as rugby, football, hockey matches and even endurance events as well as post event therapy and during injury rehabilitation.

Upon the completion of this sports massage course you will be able to work with clients 1-2-1, with sports teams, at sporting events or even set up your own clinic. At Fitness HQ we deliver industry leading qualifications and our content is always up to date and current, leaving our students with the best possible opportunity for securing employment.

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Sports Massage Course Venues

About the qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

There are no pre-requisites for this sports massage qualification. The course is aimed at anyone who is over 16 years old and has a passion for both health, fitness and working with people. Fitness HQ’s Sports Massage courses are also an excellent addition to have if you are a fitness professional, personal trainer or a sports coach. There is a total of 5 units to this qualification and they include:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • 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

Skills relating to the qualification:

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

The course is assessed by:

  • MCT theory paper
  • Workbook
  • Worksheets
  • Observed treatment session (x3)

Funding Available

You don’t need to pay anything until you earn over £25k a year.

If you’ve been considering a change in career or the pursuit of a fitness career but the cost of the qualification has put you off, then why not contact us for information regarding 0% Payment Plans and also possible Funding we can help you access to cover the cost of the qualification you want.

Course dates and venues


There is a total of 225 guided learning hours for this qualification which makes it one of the most credible qualifications in the UK. It is delivered over 6 weekends and combined with home study, this qualification can easily be amended to suit most student’s busy schedules. Not only that, but if you are over 19 years old and have lived in the UK for the last three years, we can help you fund this qualification via the Governments 19+ Advanced Learning Loan.

Venue Course Dates Courses Assessments Funding Available or direct price below:
Manchester June: 9th, 10th, 16th,17th, 23rd, 24th. July: 14th, 15th 21st, 22nd, 28th Saturday 29th July 2018 £1449
Liverpool June: 9th, 10th, 16th,17th, 23rd, 24th. July: 14th, 15th 21st, 22nd, 28th Saturday 29th July 2018 £1449


Sundays only

August 5th, 12th,19th. September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. October 7th, 14th, 21st. Saturday 28th October 2018 £1449


Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what some of our students had to say after completing the sports massage course with Fitness HQ:


Regular sports massage has been proven to reduce the likelihood of injury and to aid recovery which is beneficial to you as a trainer but also your clients. If you like the idea of coaching clients to a healthier, stronger and happier version of themselves, then this is the career for you. Fill out our contact form below and we will be back in touch:

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