Level 3 Sports Massage

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Awarding Organisation: Active IQ

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Duration: To Be Confirmed

The Sports Therapy UK Level 3 Sports Massage Course leads to a nationally recognised Active IQ qualification and combines scientific theory and extensive practical training. The course provides you with the skills and knowledge to work with a wide range of people from recreational to elite athletes using comprehensive assessment and advanced treatment techniques to treat and rehabilitate a wide range of conditions.

During the course, you will learn all aspects of functional anatomy, physiology, and how to recognise common sports injuries. For the practical training, you will learn skills and techniques that will enable you to plan, prepare, and apply sports massage therapy to prevent injury and improve performance.

To provide learners with the confidence, knowledge and skills required, to be able to provide a safe and professional treatment to a range of clients, helping in injury prevention, improving physical wellbeing and aiding the healing process of injuries.

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to:

–       Provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute/postacute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.


To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to:

–       Assess clients and construct a sports massage treatment plan.

–       Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction.

–       Understand how to determine the appropriate techniques for specific clients.

–       Apply a range of sports massage techniques and understand their effects on the body.


This qualification provides progression on to:

–       Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

–       Routes into fitness instructing.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.

Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out.

Qualification Outline Target Learners:

  • Learners aged 16+.
  • Those wishing to pursue a career in sports massage with healthy adults.

Register Your Interest

Contact us using the form below and we will get in touch for an informal, no-obligation discussion.

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