Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

The L3 Diploma in Sports Massage is one of our most popular courses. This course is offered in multiple formats including Evenings, Weekends and Intensive midweek classes.

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intensive course - january

2 week Intensive course. 

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Evening course - january/feb

6 week Evening course. 

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weekend course - january start

10 week Sunday course


Start Learning via Our Online Learning Portal ahead of your course start dates

With our new and improved Learning Portal, you can start studying for your Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage ahead of coming to your practical classes.

Access our learning content and the coursework assessments for the course to give yourself a good base level understanding, before your classes begin.

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Flexible Payment options available on all courses. Excellent value available on our course packages.


Evening Courses

6 week evening courses


10 week Sunday course

Intensive courses

2 week Intensive Midweek course

Multiple locaitons

Belfast and Omagh Courses

What you will Learn

The aim of this unit is to 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 and principles of training. In addition you will cover the key fundamentals of healthy eating, hydration and professional boundaries when offering nutritional advice
The aim of this unit 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 unit 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 unit 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.