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Level 3 Sports Massage Courses

  • Level 3 Sports Massage

  • Level 3


The Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course aims to deliver the high-quality material and techniques you will need in order to be ready for practice as soon as you finish the course.

On the Sports Massage Therapy course students will learn ways of productively working with clients who suffer from various musculoskeletal problems and will learn how to treat these problems through sports massage treatments and various rehabilitation techniques.

Who is the sports massage course for?

The Discovery Learning Sports Massage course is aimed at anyone with either a fitness or health background who would like to start working as a sports massage therapist, either from their own practice, a health and wellness studio or a sports club.


4 months on a part-time basis. It requires a 4 week home study followed by 4 weekends attendance spread over four months (one weekend per month of which the 4th weekend, you are required to attend Friday, Saturday and Sunday).


There are no pre-requisites In order to be eligible for this course, however it would be preferable if you have a recognised Level 2 qualification or higher and a good command of English (written and spoken).


Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology exam for sports massage (Theory Exam)

Unit 2: Principle of health and fitness

Unit 3: Understand principles of soft tissue dysfunction

Unit 4: Professional practice in sports massage

Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments (Practical Exam)


In order to pass the Level 3 Sports Massage course, students will be required to complete 3 x Practical assessments

· 1 x 15-minute pre-event massage treatment

· 1 x 15-minute post-event massage treatment

· 1 x 1hr clinical massage treatment

+ 1 x Multiple choice theory exam L3 Anatomy & Physiology for Massage (out of 50 questions, students need 35 to pass 70%)

What certificates will I receive?

Active IQ certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

REPs points: 20

Is this course recognised?

Our Sports Massage course is accredited by Active IQ.

What support will I get?

While studying with Discovery Learning, you will have full access to our online learning portal that includes video tutorials, images, manuals and mock exam papers. You will also benefit from our Student Support team who are here to help via phone or email.

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