Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Level 3

Have you ever wanted to start a new career and become a sports massage therapist or you have been wanting to upskill and add to your repertoire of massage skills? If so, then this course is suited for you. This course has been designed for adults in mind where there is a blend of face to face tuition one day a week including time for self study. You are not required to hold any prior skills or knowledge in this subject however having a massage background can be an advantage. A good level of English at level 2 and above is required.

The level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.




Level 3

Course Type



Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee Overseas Fee
apply 60731-01 26/09/24 03/07/25 Thursday 17:30 20:30 £2225 £2424

What will I study?

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist.

The structure of the qualification is comprised of 5 units which are all mandatory.

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatments

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

You will be required to demonstrate a good level of English in both written and communication skills, in line with the level of the course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be required to build a portfolio of evidence and complete a range of practical assessments and unit papers

What qualification will I achieve?

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

What can I do after completing this course?

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist.

Progression opportunities are:

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage therapy
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise)

Are there any extra costs?

Information regarding costs will be shared during the interview process

Additional Info

Students will be required to complete assignments and practice skills outside of lesson time.