L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy – September 2024

Funding information: Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year, 3 hours a week
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to learn the key skills and knowledge required to deliver Sports Massage Therapy. If you'd like to forge a career in Sports Massage then this course is ideally suited to you. The course itself combines scientific theory and extensive practical training. You will cover all aspects of functional anatomy, physiology, and how to recognise common sports injuries.

You will also learn skills and techniques that will enable you to plan, prepare, and apply sports massage therapy to prevent injury and improve performance.

The course runs on a part-time basis, 3 hours a week, 2.00-5.00pm.

Course Content

Key modules on this course include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • Tissue dysfunction
  • Professional practice
  • Sports massage treatments

Entry Requirements

You must be over 18 years old, physically able to do the work and have good communication skills.

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assignments
  • written exam
  • coursework


On completion of the course, learners will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist. Learners can also progress on to the Level 4 Sports Massage Certificate.