level 3 diploma in
Sports massage

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is designed to give you the knowledge required to start your career in sports massage.

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All learning is completed online with as much feedback and support as needed via email & live & pre-recorded webinars.

Practical guidance is provided via live & pre-recorded webinars. Practical assessments carried out in person in Essex

Pay in full or over time with 0% interest finance. Choose to spread payments between 3 – 24 months.

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Everything included in the Foundation tier with the addition of 3 x in-person or live video practical workshops.

Practical workshops are the optimal form of education for Sports Massage providing an interactive learning experience with your tutor.

Pay in full or over time with 0% interest finance. Choose to spread payments between 3 – 24 months.

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Enquire now with the Create PT team to discuss our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage.

We’ll be in touch via phone/email within 24 hours to answer your questions and offer more information on this qualification.

Or, you can call now on 01245 905954.

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All Inclusive

Practical Video Guides

Preparation Quizzes

Mock Assessments

Email, Phone & Zoom Support

Face-to-face Assessments

Online Learning Platform

Career Support Upon Completion

Help setting up as a sole trader

3 x Live In-Person Workshops

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements


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Sports Massage Therapist

Level 3 Sports Massage Course

Right away! Once you have completed the application form online and set up your payment you will be sent your login details.

No, you don’t need any other qualifications in order to start this course, or prior experience with massage. Our course will provide you with all the knowledge you need to become a excellent massage therapist.

Once you have decided on which course is right for you, just sign up online and choose how you’d like to pay. You’ll be enrolled straight on to your course and sent your login details, along with an email from our team explaining how to get started.

This depends on how much work you want to put in, you complete the work at your own pace, so it is entirely up to you. Our assessing team are ready and waiting to mark your work and get you started in the industry. The average duration is between 4 – 6 months but it can be completed faster than this.

We have the option for an assessor to travel to you for an additional cost if you’re unable to come to us for any reason. The cost will be based on your location.

The workshops are designed to be best in-person. Obviously massage is tactile and you’ll be close and personal with your clients, so the teaching is easier to portray in-person. However you can attend the workshops via Zoom if you’re unable to travel to us.

They are organised throughout the year, frequently enough for all learners to attend all of them during your course.

Legal Certification

This course is accredited by Active IQ meaning your qualification will be recognised wherever you go, even internationally.

Remove The Guesswork

Our courses have been designed to guide you every step of the way, with expertly delivered webinars throughout to provide extra guidance on the key topics.

Help Is On Hand

We have a huge bank of video guides available, plus in-person and video workshops are available to give you extra help where needed. You can also contact your tutor 7 days a week for any support.

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Our advanced digital learning platform gives you option to learn from the comfort of your own home or on the go.

Level 3 Diploma in sports massage qualification - online Course

At Create PT we have combined online learning with extensive video guides and the option for in-person workshops to provide you the ultimate learning experience. Our team are on hand 7 days a week to help you through your course and answer any questions you have.

What will your level 3 Diploma cover?

Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage

  • Understand the structural organisation of the human body
  • Understand the structure and functions of all the systems in the human body
  • Understand the effects of sports massage on the body systems

The Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction

  • Understand soft tissue dysfunction
  • Understand the process of repair of soft tissue

Sports Massage Treatments

  • Understand the fundamentals of sports massage treatments
  • Understand how to screen clients for sports massage treatments
  • Be able to carry out client assessments
  • Be able to devise sports massage treatment plans
  • Be able to apply sports massage treatments

Professional Practice in Sports Massage

  • Understand the legislation required in sports massage
  • Understand the scope of practice in sports massage
  • Understand the standards relevant to the sports massage profession
  • Understand the principles of professional practice in sports massage
  • Understand how to produce, maintain and store client records

Principles of Health and Fitness

  • Understand the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Understand the effects of exercise on the body
  • Know the components of fitness
  • Know the principles of training
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating



      • Postural/movement assessment + lower limb massage techniques
      • Upper limb massage techniques + aftercare/rehab
      • Scenarios & role play – pre/post/maintenance massage