Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)

If you have an interest in Sports Massage Therapy and want to earn some extra money, own a business or be in charge of your own working hours, this is the perfect course for you.

Key facts

  • Start date: 06.10.2021
  • Duration: A one-year course running on Wednesday evenings 6pm - 9pm (plus 3 assessment weekends during the year)
  • Location: Melton
  • Fees: £1000 per person
    Advanced Learner Loan available (subject to eligibility)

Your future

Learners may wish to progress into employment or undertake further onto higher level qualifications such as the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

About the Course

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is for those seeking to gain employment as a Sports Massage Therapist working with the general public and athletes. Through this qualification, you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to competently apply sports massage methods to dysfunctional tissue and in a pre, post, intra/inter and maintenance massage context. This includes professional practice, expected standards, related legislation, and legal requirements. You will develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology related to sports massage and the principles of health and fitness which, combined, will equip you to better understand the athlete, the problems they may be incurring and how sports massage can help. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the differences between soft tissue dysfunction and injury and the role that sports massage plays.

Course Content

The course will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
  • Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Understanding the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Professional Practice in Sports Massage
  • Sports Massage Treatments

The course content will be delivered on a Wednesday evening from 6pm – 9pm at the Melton Campus, Brooksby Melton College. There will be a requirement to attend three assessment weekends over the year as well as undertaking guided work experience.

This course will also feature guest lectures from elite sport practitioners.

How to apply?

Click here to download the short course booking procedures.

To apply click here to download the course enrolment form. Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to complete the form.  Please email any completed forms to hdixon@smbgroup.ac.uk.