Sports massage courses have gained increasing popularity in recent years – with more people training to meet the increasing demand for expertise in treating specialist injuries and rehabilitating sports enthusiasts.

This course offers an in-depth and fascinating curriculum, covering the world of sports massage – perfect for new and experienced personal trainers alike.

If you are looking to gain the skills and knowledge that will get new and existing clients recovering more quickly from injury, whilst at the same time adding another lucrative income stream to your business, then this is the course for you!



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This qualification is ideal for certified personal trainers who are looking to provide a sports massage service that gives them an added edge over the competition.

Good news; there are no entry requirements for this course, other than being over the age of 18! You need to make sure your Sports Massage course is a fully accredited qualification that is recognised by an awarding organisation (AO). Our Sports Massage course is awarded by Active IQ, the leading AO in the Active Leisure sector, they make sure our courses are delivered and assessed, and our learners are supported to the highest standards possible, something that we take pride in!

Once qualified, you need to make sure you get some insurance and affiliation with professional bodies such as the Sports Massage Association will certainly help you gain clients.

All of your learning materials, including an Active IQ manual, can be accessed via the eLearning portal. Hardcopy manuals can be purchased at an extra cost.

The course covers a range of specialist areas including:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Palpation (locating through touch) of bony landmarks, ligaments, origins and insertions

Sports massage techniques, including

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage and pressures
  • Vibrations
  • Tapotement
  • Hacking
  • Frictions
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • Assisting tissue repair
  • Providing professional practice
  • Providing post-treatment care

After completing your home study, you will attend 8 practical course days, which will be four 2-day attendances, each weekend evenly spaced (this will allow you to practice your skills at home after each weekend before coming back to learn more!) Tutors will observe you practicing and give specific feedback on your techniques. The practical assessment will be on day 7/8 of the course.

Course attendance will be at one of our training centres throughout the UK.

In order to successfully complete this course, assessment will include the following:

  • Home-study worksheets
  • Multiple choice theory paper
  • Observed practical assessment

Your home study should usually be completed over a period of 4-8 weeks and then your 3 weekends will be scheduled approximately 4 weeks apart to allow you to practice what you have learnt in between. Therefore it will take between 12 and 16 weeks on average.

We offer the most competitively priced courses in the industry. We have our own in-house media team that produces our course material along with our own assessment team, which means you have the best resources available. Therefore our prices are plain and simple:

  • £999 – This is a one-time fee with no hidden costs.

There is absolutely no hidden fees and you do not have to pay for reassessments.

On completion of the course you will receive an Active IQ Level 3 Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and 16 REPs CPD Points.

business add-on packages


£ 699
£12.68 per month
  • Website + Domain Name
  • Logo/Branding
  • First Aid Qualification
  • 7 wonders of fitness online CPDs

Professional ADD-ON​

£ 999
£18.13 per month
  • Everything in basic
  • Level 3 award in Business skills for fitness Professionals
  • FitPRO PT Tool Box containing 50 essential electronic documents


£ 1,499
£27.20 per month
  • Everything in Professional
  • Level 3 certificate in mental health awareness
  • Social media advertising pack
  • FitPRO 30 Day marketing plan (How to attract clients)

FitPRO Training Academy is proud to announce we have now partnered with retail finance specialists ‘Ideal4Finance’ and can now offer finance payment options for many of our courses. This means you may now be eligible to spread the cost of our courses over 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months making our courses affordable and accessible to everyone

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