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Northern Ireland's Massage and Sports Therapy academy

Start Your Career in Massage and Sports Therapy

We deliver Internationally Accredited Qualifications in Sports Massage as well as Specialised CPD Courses for Qualified Therapists;

  • L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • L4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Specialist CPD Courses

Upcoming Level 3 Sports Massage Courses

Intensive Course: July

2 week intensive course - Get early online access Now

Summer Evening Course

6 week Evening Course

September Intensive Course

2 week Intensive Course - Get early online access today

Course Packages

Book CPD Courses along with your Level 3 Course for great savings

Graduate Testimonials

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Susan Vennard

Sports Massage Graduate

“I enrolled on the intensive level 3 sports massage course with Uni Learning and all I can say is that it definitely did not lack or disappoint! What a fantastic course! 2 weeks of well laid out and explained learning, hands on experience in an informal and fun environment.  Lots of laughs and banter, along with lots of learning! Completing level 3 and my CPD in dry cupping, has given me the confidence to take the plunge and start my own therapy business from home, which is gaining momentum nicely! All in all this course is a fantastic course and highly recommended! Thanks!”

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Robbie McDaid

Level 3 Sports Massage

“I thoroughly enjoyed studying with Uni Learning and cannot recommend them highly enough for providing in depth knowledge taught in a relaxing and friendly environment.

The support and mentoring throughout the duration of the course from the tutors in class and online was so reassuring and insightful into the world of health and fitness. The online resources and questionnaires were brilliant in helping me understand and learn different techniques and skills that I could bring into my practical lessons. The flexible hours for studying are a massive bonus as I was able to work it around my other career and it made work and study in tandem very manageable.”

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Ryan Dempsey-Jenkins

Level 3 Sports Massage

““I have always had an interest in recovery and injury rehab. This course gave me a great insight into what it takes to ensure the body is taken care of when getting put through it’s paces! John is an excellent tutor and a wealth of knowledge! High level of detail and education with the course! Would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to begin a career in sports massage!”

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Lauren Bradley

Sports Massage and CPD Graduate

“I wanted to progress down a sport therapy path and this course gave me more of an insight and knowledge in the body’s different systems, all muscle groups and new techniques to get the best result for the client. The course was really enjoyable and John made everyone feel at ease and helped with any issues when needed, there was a range of students in my course from new beginners to others with some background also. At the end of the course there was also advice given on the business sides of things, which I find in most courses is forgotten about ie: pricing/ insurance etc. Highly recommend!”

Advanced Therapy Diploma

Our Advanced Therapy Diploma includes 7 Qualifications and bonus content that fully equips you to be a high level Massage Therapist. No prior qualifications needed for entry.

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

With our Online Learning Portal, you can start studying the learning content right away 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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What you will Learn at Level 3

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.