Sports Massage Course Online - Level 3 | Intensive Massage Course
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Level 3 Sports Massage - ONLINE (Summer 2022)
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Level 3Sports Massage

Online Distance Learning - £699
Face to Face Blended Learning - £999
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Over 5000 successful graduates each year
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Learn new skills, develop a new business or add to your current fitness qualifications with the Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports qualification from Diverse Trainers.

With this course, you will gain knowledge and practical expertise when delivering sports massage treatments to athletes and private clients.

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. Certification is provided by Focus Awards who are our awarding body and provide Ofqual regulated qualifications.


With over 15 years of experience in delivering health and fitness courses, Diverse Trainers’ expert tutors and learning resources provide students with a clear pathway to supplying massage services across the fitness sector. Diverse Trainers, aims to achieve the highest possible standards, and our current pass rate of 99.4% demonstrates the quality of our delivery model.

Are you ready to kickstart your career as a sports masseuse? Start now by calling the Diverse Trainers team today on 01772 910 930.

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If you would like to speak to one of our team about payment options then call now or use our friendly live chat team who will find the right payment option for you.

Learning options

Thanks to our flexible approach, this course can be delivered via two different learning methods


Online Distance Learning: This has been designed for students who want the flexibility to study in their own time, you can qualify in as little as 8 weeks. The qualification is assessed by completing a coursework portfolio and practical video assessments. The coursework portfolio is completed using our interactive e-learning platform. The practical assessment is completed by attending 16 hours of live virtual teaching delivered via zoom with a qualified Level 3 sports massage tutor. You would then be required to submit a video of your practical assessment.


Face-to-Face: Has been designed for students who want the flexibility to study in their own time and want face-to-face instruction at a chosen location local to them. The qualification is assessed by completing a coursework portfolio and a face-to-face practical assessment. Once you have completed your coursework using our interactive E-learning platform you will be invited to attend a practical weekend. A qualified sports massage tutor will then teach you all the skills, techniques, and applications to enable you to practice sports massage therapy. You will complete your practical assessment on the same weekend.


Speak to career adviser today contact 01772 910 930

  • Qualify in as little as 8 weeks
  • Highly qualified tutor to your chosen location.
  • Face to face Covid friendly tutoring, giving you a one-to-one or a group teaching experience.
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • Induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Course resources
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Career Guidance & Support on completion

For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 930

  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Qualify in as little as 8 weeks
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • 16 hours of live virtual clinics
  • Induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Course resources
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Career Guidance & Support on completion



For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 930

Payment options

Diverse Trainers offer flexible payment options on all of our healtrh and fitness courses. If you would like to speak to one of our team about payment options then call now or use our friendly live chat team who will find the right payment option for you.


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Diverse Trainers offer local venues across the UK

At Diverse Trainers, we offer students flexible learning methods that enable us to supply our industry-leading courses throughout the UK and worldwide.

Our part-time and full-time learning options are ideal for UK students, as you can gain valuable interactive experience and complete the practical segment of their course at one of our state-of-the-art fitness venues.

If you would like to find out more about our venues across the UK please call our team or jump on live chat, where our team are on hand to help you.

Upcoming training events.

Preston (Online Distance Learning)
Level 3 Online 3rd & 4th September 2022

London (Face to Face Blended Learning)
Level 3 24th & 25th September 2022
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Frequently asked questions

No prior qualifications are required Basic written and verbal English is required. Aged 16+
Diverse Trainer qualify thousands of fitness professionals each year, we have been delivering fitness qualification for over 15 years, our pass rate is 99.4% across all learning options. Check out our recent Trust Pilot and Google reviews to see what students had to say about our courses.
Diverse Trainers believes in providing affordable courses for everyone. Our unique online product enables us run courses completely online therefore reducing venue, tutor and travel expenses which is passed onto the learners. You will receive the same qualification that any other training provider offers.
From day 1 of the course you will be guided by a Diverse Trainers specialised sports massage personal tutor, who will set you clear deadlines and ensure you are on track to complete the qualification successfully. The support you will receive from our student support team will range from telephone calls to emails, and online chat though our website.
Diverse Trainers is in partnership with insure4sport, all students receive up to 30% discount
Of course! Within the fitness industry it is important that you continue your development and further your knowledge to stand out from other trainers. Many of our students go on to complete additional qualifications with us. This allows them to offer their clients further services and take their careers to the next level. We have many courses available which you can progress onto following completion of your qualification including: • Level 3 Award in Developing Exercise Sessions for Older Adults •Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity •Level 3 Exercise Referral •Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork •Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning •Level 4 Diploma Master Practitioner in Personal Training •Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
Following completion of our Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports (RQF) Qualification, you will be able to get insured as a Sports Massage Therapist. You can then enhance your career whether that’s. • Working or owning your own private sports massage clinic • Hiring a room within a gym offering sports massage to gym members • Offering sports massage therapy to new or existing personal training clients
No, Physiotherapist is a protected title so you should call yourself a Sports Masseuse.
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 instructors in the UK at an affordable cost. Our aim is to provide expert 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, so you have the skills to become a first-class Sports Massage Therapist.
Diverse Trainers would not recommend performing sports massage treatments on clients that are injured and would advise that you refer them to a qualified Physiotherapist. Once they have completed their treatment with the Physiotherapist, you can then offer sports massage sessions.
No, the Level 3 Sports Massage Course gives trainers all the skills and knowledge they need to be a qualified sports masseuse. If you are currently a Personal Trainers then this qualification will allow you to offer new products to your current clients and attract new clients specifically for massage treatments.
You can become qualified in sports massage therapy within 8 weeks. Essentially it comes down to how committed and dedicated you are to complete all the necessary portfolio work, the practical training element is completed within an intensive weekend either Face-to-Face or Online dependant on what learning option you choose. For Face-to-Face you will complete your training and assessment in the same weekend. For Online you will complete the training over a full weekend and then submit a video assessment.
The Level 3 Sport Massage Course is a fantastic course on its own allowing you to run a sports massage business, if you are already working in the fitness industry then this course will develop new skills, giving you an extra skill to offer potential clients.
• Clinical issues, safe and effective sports massage treatment, sports massage law and regulation, professionalism and ethics related to sport massage. • Explore advanced anatomy and physiology and how it responds to applied sports massage. • Learn how to apply a range of sports massage techniques, which will include the following: palpation, basic strokes. • Knowledge and understanding surrounding the neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques, linking to muscle energy techniques and common frictions. • Knowledge linked to subjective and ROM assessment, treatment planning and appropriate record keeping. • Investigate a range of soft tissue damage and repair, injury occurrence and appropriate treatment options.
We ask that students bring two clean towel and an unopened massage oil to the face-to-face workshop days. Students are required to purchase a sport massage bed and have a client to practice on for the Zoom practical weekend.
You will receive a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports (RQF)
Graduates go on to work in a range of environments, both in the UK and overseas. Some of the most popular places are hotels, casinos, sports clubs and leisure centres.
Once you have signed up and secured your place on the sport massage course, your learning will then begin straight away and you will then have your first contact with your assigned sports massage personal tutor. From there you will both agree a learning plan which will suit your individual needs. The course dates available on the Diverse Trainer’s website highlight the workshop weekends you will need to attend throughout your learning. Diverse trainers are proud to offer this qualification nationwide, if for whatever reason you don’t see your desired area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors to discuss other course options or areas of study.
Gaining experience in the sports massage sector can be useful and we would recommend volunteering at sports clubs or offering your services at leisure centres. Shadowing an existing masseuse is a great way of learning more about interacting with clients.
Prices vary throughout the UK depending on your experience and the duration of the session. Our graduates will charge between £30-£60 for sessions that last between 45mins and an hour.

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