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Being a Sports Massage Therapist is a great opportunity to work with people in need, whether they regularly train or take part in sporting activities or not. By becoming a Level 4 qualified Sports Massage Therapist not only will you develop your knoweldge to a higher level but you will also gain the ability to work with new scopes of clientele.

This course is designed for those who are already working or have already gained some clinical experience doing Sports Massage Therapy.  You'll learn how to manage clients in an effective manner and deliver the best treatments whilst treating and / or seeking to correct common patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed injuries.


This course will qualify you for employment within the UK or Internationally, or allow you to progress to further specialist training in Sports Massage, Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation.

Entry Requirements: Must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage or equivalent.

Course Length: 12 Weeks 

Course Type: Blended Online and In-Person Learning

Accreditation:  CIMPSA

Sports massage is rapidly becoming more and more sought after by clients. For those already working in the fitness industry it is a fantastic skill to have in order to extend services to your clients and increase your earning potential. Sports massage is not just for athletes, meaning that almost anyone is a potential client for this service. 

 Our fully accredited and industry recognised Level 4 Sports Massage Course is a 12 week course. This is made up of once a week in-person sessions which last for 7 hours a time, alongside self-learning and study at home in order to work towards your certification. 

We give you all the tools you need to meet industry standards by developing your knowledge and skills to work confidently and with expertise in the massage environment. By the end of this course you will be able to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, including those with acute / post acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.

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Sports massage on leg
Upper Back Massage


Sports massage is rapidly becoming a sought after service by just about anyone and everyone. It's suitable for all types of people including athletes, occasional gym goers and even office workers who are stuck in an office chair 9-5 Monday to Friday. You'll need to be able to give a safe and effect sports massage as-well as having good knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the human body. In our course you will cover:

  • The clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning.

  • How to conduct objective physical assessments.

  • Neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques used in sports massage.

  • How to apply effective neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques.

  • How to utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate for specific clients.

  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair


To qualify with your Level 4 Sports Massage certificate you will be required to undertake a practical assessment to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that you have acquired on the course.

You will also complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your understanding of everything you have learned which will be completed on a continuous basis throughout the duration of the course.



  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage (regulated by Ofqual).



The fee for this course is £1495 which includes absolutely everything. There are no hidden registration or certification fees and you will receive free unlimited re-sits for your examinations.

There are multiple options for ways to pay including:

  • Pay in Full - pay in one bulk lump sum 

  • Pay monthly - pay a deposit to secure your space and choose whether you want to spread the cost of your course over 3, 6 or 9 months.*

Full payment must be made by the end date of the course for certificates to be released, failure to pay in full by the certification dates will result in a delay in your certificate being issued.

You can view the payment options on this course by clicking the button 'View Courses' at the top of this page.




Once you have successfully completed our course and gained your Level 4 Certification in Sports Massage then you have a huge range of path choices that you can take to either go into the world of work or further develop your career. All of these can increase your earning potential and further your career.

You will now be able to continue working as a Sports Massage Therapist with the added ability to work with clients who have underlying or pre-diagnosed issues and injuries along with making assessments for and treating those who have undiagnosed tissue dysfunction.

If you wish to expand your career even further, then the most common route to take upon completion of this course is to undertake specialist courses such as Cupping, Dry Needling or Kinesiology Taping.

Other Routes of Progression:

Other routes which people who take this course include: 

Level 2 Gym Instructing Course which will allow you to work in a gym environment interacting with members or providing inductions and knowledge to members and clients.

Level 3 Personal Training Course which will allow you to take on 1 to 1 clients in a gym or fitness environment or even become an online coach.

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