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Learning Option

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 Blended Learning: 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.


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Face to Face Blended Learning (Most Popular)

Face to Face Blended Learning (Most Popular)

  • Qualify in as little as 8 weeks
  • Highly qualified tutor to your chosen location.
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
Upfront Payment £949.00

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£1049 from £58.28 pcm

  • 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
Upfront Payment £749.00

Finance Price

£849 from £47.17 pcm

  • 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
Fast Track Intensive Learning

Fast Track Intensive Learning

  • Accelerate your learning journey with our intensive one-week program
  • Benefit from a blend of classroom and practical based learning, developing hands-on skills development
Upfront Payment £1,399.00

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£1549 from £86.06 pcm

  • Learn from highly qualified tutors within our state-of-the-art modern facilities
  • Course Resources provided
  • Career support and guidance upon graduation
For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 930


Are you looking to become a sports massage therapist with Diverse Trainers? Our Level 3 Sports Massage course is perfect for enhancing your portfolio of services that you can offer clients. Our Level 3 Sports Massage course can be taken face-to-face or you can choose to do our online distance learning option.

With this course, you will gain knowledge and practical expertise when delivering sports massage treatments to athletes and private clients and easily boost your potential earnings when qualifying as a sports massage professional. Our Level 3 Sports Massage course can be easily accessed via our state of the art eLearning platform designed to help make your learning journey simple. Diverse Trainers prides itself on delivering first class education whether its face-to-face or distance learning. Our Level 3 course certification is provided by Focus Awards who are one of the UK’s leading awarding bodies who provide Ofqual regulated qualifications.

Why Diverse

Diverse Trainers are pleased to offer our students a variety of payment options. You can securely pay your Sports Massage course today with a one off payment or why not spread the cost with 4 affordable payments with our Clearpay option. If you need any more advice regarding the best sports massage course to become a Sports Massage Therapist then why not give our experienced tutors a call and let Diverse Trainers help you reach your goals.

Ready to kickstart your career as a sports massage therapist? Start now by calling the Diverse Trainers team today on 01772 910 930 or speak to one of our experts via our online chat.

Why Diverse

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The Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports Qualification from Diverse Trainers will provide our students with in-depth knowledge of the sports massage practitioner role. The course comprises learning about 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. You will develop knowledge and understanding about the following topics:


  • Anatomy and physiology of the major joints and systems of the body.


  • The principles of health and fitness and the effects that exercise has on the body.


  • Treatments to support soft tissue repair, the use of cryotherapy, and heat treatments during soft tissue repair.


  • Professional practice in sports massage.


  • The fundamentals of sports massage treatments and be able to apply, carry out and evaluate sports massage treatments.


Many of those who complete the Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports often go on to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Massage Therapy for Sports.

  • You should have basic skills in communication.
  • You should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.

The course itself is made up of 5 units, offering both a practical and theory-based learning opportunity. Our tutors have over 20 years of industry experience, giving all our students the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experience.


  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Unit 3 – Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction and Injury
  • Unit 4 – Understand Professional Practice in Sports Massage Treatments
  • Unit 5 – Understand and Provide Different Sports Massage Treatments

The Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports is assessed using online theory-based learning, you will complete a coursework portfolio and 2 multiple choice exams. Your practical assessment is assessed by completing a face-to-face or video assessment dependant on the learning option you choose.


You can qualify in just 8-12 weeks by choosing our fast-track learning option. You will receive 2 years to complete your qualification.


At Diverse Trainers, we do everything in our power to ensure that all students have the best possible chance of successfully completing their course, a point that is emphasised by our 99.4% pass rate.

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Level 3 6th - 7th April

Level 3 18th - 19th May

Level 3 6th - 7th July

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Level 3 27th - 28th April

Level 3 1st - 2nd June

Level 3 20th - 21st July

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Level 3 15th - 16th June

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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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