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Level 3 Sports Massage Course

Awarding Body

Accredited by YMCA Awards


Face-to-face training & assessments


5 days plus assessment day

Entry Requirements



Paul Edmondson
Paul Edmondson

Movement Expert Tutor

Whether you are starting a new career or looking to expand your existing opportunities as a fitness professional, becoming a qualified Sports Massage Therapist is a great avenue for employment in both freelance and paid roles. Once viewed a service for athletes and sportspeople, nowadays you’ll find many specialist populations benefit from sports massage therapy and seek this treatment. 

This course will teach you the techniques necessary to assess clients for a variety of soft-tissue issues, treat all manner of muscular sports injuries and offer post-treatment advice for continued pain-free function. With no entry requirements, this course is a great place to start in the world of fitness if you are a newcomer. For those who are already qualified in a fitness field, you will also benefit from reaching a wider clientele. Whatever applies to you, you will be provided will all the support and guidance you need to master Sports Massage.



This course is aimed anyone looking to offer sports massage therapy. You may be a fitness professional or a Personal Trainer looking to broaden your skill-set and enhance your career. 

There are no entry requirements to study for this qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Outcomes from our Level 3 Sports Massage Course

Sports Massage Therapy is becoming increasingly used to help treat injuries as well as a tool for prevention for a wide range of specialist populations. This qualification provides a lucrative service for a Personal Trainer to have in their repertoire, especially if they are looking to expand their offering as a fitness professional into the remit of rehabilitation and treatment. 

  • Assessment methods

  • Planning and evaluating massage

  • Anatomy & Physiology to include the Endocrine and Lymphatic systems

  • Sports Massage techniques to include palpation, frictions, effleurage and tapotement

  • Mobilisation techniques

  • Post-care advice

  • Health & Safety

How You'll Be Assessed

How you'll be assessed on our fitness course

You will undertake a consultation with a ‘client’ (usually a fellow learner on the course) and will perform a massage based on your findings in the consultation, demonstrating the various massage techniques learned on the course. You will also complete worksheets, to show your underpinning knowledge of the treatment of injuries and the use of the different massage techniques.

Course Structure

This course takes place at our training centre in Blunsdon Fitness.  Conveniently located just off the A419, with great links to the M4 and M5, you will join a group of no more than 6 to ensure you receive close feedback throughout your training.

Career & Progression

Employment Opportunities

Once you are qualified with your Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, you’ll be able to launch your own business and work with new clients, or you could secure employment as a qualified professional massage therapist.

Ongoing Support

While our courses contain practical information to prepare you for the industry, once you complete your studies with us you also become part of the T2 Community. That means you receive ongoing support to help you succeed in your new career. Whether its career advice, CV advice or helping your network and prepare for interviews, we do everything we can to help you launch your new career.

  • Consider using in conjunction with your Personal Training qualification to offer a well-rounded package of services to your client

  • Be a resource to medical practitioners for referral of clients returning to exercise

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Course Dates

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Meet Your Level 3 Sports Massage Course Tutor

Our resident movement and treatment expert, Paul has been with T2 since 2012. He was a full time PT and class instructor for his first 7 years in the fitness industry. He now spends most of his time teaching and presenting across the UK and abroad. His areas of expertise are movement assessment, anatomy and training for optimal movement quality.

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