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Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Course

Learn new skills, develop a new business or add to your current fitness qualifications with the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Course from Diverse Trainers. With this course you will gain knowledge and practical expertise when delivering sports massage treatments to athletes and private clients. With over 15 years of experience in delivering health and fitness courses, our expert tutors and learning resources provide our students with a clear pathway to supplying massage services across the fitness sector.

Our intensive study model allows for a flexible learning experience, alongside face to face practical workshop training, putting into practice sports massage techniques and client assessment methods. This qualification is REPs and CIMSPA recognised and can be used abroad.

Dedicated support is provided by Diverse Trainers throughout the qualification, enabling the completion of the coursework and the facilitation of practical hands on skills. Learn to deliver pre-event massage strategies, maintenance massage treatment and assessment along with post event recovery massage techniques.

At Diverse Trainers we aim to achieve the highest possible standards, and our current pass rate of 99.4% demonstrates the quality of the delivery model.


What is included?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Personalised E-learning Platform
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Five tutor lead training and assessment days
  • Regular support calls
  • Career Guidance

How does the online learning option work?

  • Sign Up
  • Receive your resources
  • Initial welcome call with tutor
  • Regular calls with Tutor Team
  • Two hands on training days and assessment
  • Submission of Coursework Portfolio
  • Receive your certificate
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from £20/month



At Diverse Trainers we understand the importance of a student focused educational experience. Our aim is to provide all our students with the platform needed to achieve their goals, whilst also increasing students’ knowledge and practical/theoretical expertise, to enable a successful career as a sports masseuse.

Our fast track courses have been specially designed to meet the needs of all students and can completed in just 1 week.

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The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Qualification from Diverse Trainers will provide our students with in-depth knowledge of the sports massage practitioner role. The course comprises learning of the use of different massage techniques, business design, professional standards and the principles that help athletes prepare and recover. Complete this internationally recognised course and pursue an exciting career as a sports masseuse; delivering treatment plans, assessments and providing massage treatments across a range of sports at all levels.

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are required to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. However, you will need to be 16 years of age or over.

Course Content

The qualification will cover the below content:

The qualification consists of five units, each unit’s content is specific to a different element of knowledge required for sports massage.

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage – Understand the muscles, joints, skin, nervous system, lymphatic system and how the body responds to massage.

Unit 2: Principles of Health and Fitness – Understand the effects of exercise on the body, knowledge of the principles of training, nutrition and how this can affect health.

Unit 3: Soft Tissue Dysfunction – What is soft tissue dysfunction? How can it be treated? Learn about soft tissue repair and the process causes of soft tissue dysfunction and the inflammation process.

Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage – Explore the different sports massage policies and legal requirements, alongside the scope of practice within sports massage, client’s data protection and what it takes to set up a massage business.

Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments – This topic covers the history of massage and the development of treatments. It also covers massage treatments pre-event, post-event, maintenance massage, massage techniques, client screening and devising treatment plans.

Course Duration & Assessment

Opting for the Intensive learning method can see you qualify in just 1 week. You’ll be assessed via coursework, treatment plans and practical assessments that are completed on your training days.

The course involves completion of the portfolio, case study and practical application assessment to complete all 5 units of the sports massage qualification.

At Diverse Trainers, we are dedicated to ensuring that all students have the chance of successfully completing their course, a point which is emphasised by our 99.4% pass rate.

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Why Choose Diverse Trainers?

Our tutors have over 20 years' health and fitness industry experience, and our mission is to ensure all our students enter the fitness industry with the skills and knowledge to become some of the best fitness instructors in the UK.

Our aim is to provide additional support to all our students through our dedicated support team and make every student' experience the best it can be. We will ensure you have a high level of knowledge surrounding the human body, help you build experience, knowledge and the skills, to become a first class fitness instructor.

Our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Course is ideal for those that want to progress within their careers, and standout from others in the industry when applying for future employment opportunities.