Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

January Intensive course

Course overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is the Industry recognised qualification for those wanting to pursue a career or start their own business in Sports Massage.

Get online learning access upon booking and you can get started with your studies ahead of the practical class dates.

This course runs Monday to Thursday over a 2 week period, 10am to 4pm. January 15th to 18th and 22nd to 25th

Course information

For the full detailed course breakdown you can also download our course prospectus

No previous Qualification is required. There is no Level 1 or 2 course, the Level 3 Course is the start point and upon completion you will be fully qualified to work as a Sports Massage Therapist.

  1. Principles of Health and Fitness
  2. Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  3. Professional practice
  4. Sports Massage treatments
  5. Anatomy and physiology for sports massage

Start learning online upon booking. Course dates are predominantly practical teaching with coursework and theory content available online to complete in your own time. 

OFQUAL Regulated Level 3 Diploma in sports massage therapy 

Uni Learning Classrooms, Gain Forth, Argyle Business centre Belfast.


After this course you can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage and our Therapy CPD Courses.

You can book Level 3 and 4 Together or our Advanced Diploma in our Course Packages section

Course Modules

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of health and fitness. This includes the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, the short and long-term effects of exercise on the body, components of fitness, healthy eating and principles of training.

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of soft tissue injury and dysfunction. This will include the differences between injury and dysfunction, covering the different types, causes and symptoms of each. In addition, you will explore the process of soft tissue repair, factors that may influence the repair process and the importance of the inflammatory process.

The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge and understanding related to professional practice in sports massage. This will include legislation, use of chaperones, informed consent, scope of practice, contra-indications, referral and record keeping. You will also explore expected standards of professionalism and the importance of continual professional development.

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to plan, apply and evaluate sports massage methods for pre, post, inter-event and maintenance purposes. It will also include assessment and screening of the client. In addition, the importance of evaluation and reflection will be covered. You will also learn about the history and development of sports massage and how sports massage can complement other therapies and treatment

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to sports massage. You will explore the anatomy and physiology of each of the body systems and look at the physical, physiological, neurological and psychological effects of sports massage on these systems.

Course Enrollment

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Intensive January 6

Course Fee


Out of stock

Speak with our student support team

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Intensive January 7