Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

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Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage FROM £1299

Whether you’re new to the fitness industry or want to expand your existing services, becoming a sports massage therapist is a highly lucrative and rewarding role.

With OriGym’s Ofqual-regulated Level 3 Sports Massage course, you’ll acquire the essential skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to pursue this career. You will learn how to deliver sports massage treatments, aid injury management and help enhance your clients’ sporting performance.

On completion of this course, you’ll be able to pursue freelance and employed opportunities as a Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist.

Enquire now or download our free course prospectus for more information!

Designed and taught by experts in the field, our Level 3 Sports Massage Qualification will teach you how to promote recovery, minimise discomfort and help clients with muscular tightness. You will also learn how to give post-event and restorative massage, as well as how to support your clients with the psychological aspects of pain.

Studied via blended learning, our Level 3 Sports Massage Qualification is designed and delivered by experienced Sports Massage Practitioners. You’ll study using OriGym’s e-learning platform and apply your learning at practical group workshops, providing hours of practice on the therapy table to ensure that you are fully prepared for your new career.

Course Length: Students can begin learning as soon as they complete the enrolment process and the average time to complete this course is 12 weeks.
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements, but student must be aged 16+ to enrol.
Cost: £1299 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest payment plans. No guarantor required.
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of this course, you will qualify with:

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF)

Our Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a successful sports massage therapist. As well as developing a deep understanding of the principles of health, fitness and human anatomy, you’ll gain the hands-on practical experience needed to fully prepare for the role.

Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage Therapy

Learn how the body works with specific emphasis on the lymphatic system, including the skin and muscular tissue. Study the science and practice of manual therapy and learn how to correct both posture and muscular imbalances with your clients.

The Principles of Exercise, Health and Fitness

Here you will gain an understanding of how the body reacts to different forms of exercise, including resistance training, cardiovascular activity and flexibility training. You will explore the physical and physiological effects of sports massage on the body.

Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction

Gain knowledge and understanding of soft tissue injury and dysfunction, including the causes and symptoms. You will also explore how sports massage positively influences the healing process.

Professional Practice in Sports Massage

Learn functional stretching techniques, principles of injury management and rehabilitation as well as how to deal with soft tissue trauma.

Sports Massage Treatments

Explore, understand and apply the different types of sports massage including post-sporting event and restorative massage, learning when to apply them to promote recovery and support any injuries sustained.

To achieve your Level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you will be required to complete both theoretical and practical assessments.

As you progress through your modules, you’ll be invited to attend the required practical assessments. These are run every month from our training locations found in a growing number of cities nationwide, including London, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Blended Learning Course Assessments

The following assessments must be completed to graduate from the Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course:

  • Practical examination on Maintenance Massage in a Clinical Environment, including Pre and Post Event Massage – Pass required
  • Coursework and theoretical quizzes throughout the programme – 100% mark required

Throughout the course, you will receive the full support of our experienced and friendly tutors, who are here to ensure your assessments are stress-free and that you have you the best chance of passing first time.

The OriGym Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy course is studied via a blended learning method that combines both online and practical study.

Students can begin studying the online course modules immediately after enrolment via OriGym’s multi-award nominated learning platform, called “Student Zone”. This includes videos, online lectures, interactive e-learning and more, so you can study at a pace that suits you and fits flexibly around your existing commitments.

During the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, you will also attend compulsory practical workshops totalling 50 hours worth of direct contact time. Led by our team of expert tutors, this is where you will learn the physical aspects of sports massage.

These workshops take place on weekends and run from our training locations in London, Liverpool and Birmingham, with additional venues to follow soon.

You must also complete practical implementation outside of our workshops, which needs to be documented.

Throughout the course, you’ll have access to the support of our dedicated sports massage tutors 7-days a week, via phone, email or chatbox.

On completion of your Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, you’ll have the knowledge and skills required to provide this treatment to new and existing clients, as well as the necessary qualification needed to secure a job.

OriGym are dedicated to helping you to reach your potential, and will provide you with unlimited career advice and support throughout their career!

Careers Support

After graduating, you will have access to OriGym’s industry-leading post-course career support. This includes general careers advice as well as CV distribution within your local area, and mock-interviews.

We also guarantee interviews with a network of leading health and fitness brands across the UK, helping you to secure your first role and kickstart your career as a sports massage therapist. Likewise, if you want to pursue the self-employed/freelance route, we also provide startup support and business advice to help you get set-up as an independent sports massage therapist.

Progression Routes

After completing your Level 3 Sports Massage qualification, there are many ways to progress in your career and increase your earning potential. Expanding your knowledge of exercise training and fitness instruction with our Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications will complement your sports massage expertise and unlock a whole new career pathway.

Alumni Benefits

OriGym alumni also benefit from a huge number of exclusive deals and discounts of gym-wear, supplements, equipment and software, all essential for fitness professionals. We’re continuously adding new benefits to our list, so make sure to check back regularly.

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Packages with Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

  • Sports Massage and Nutrition Specialist

    • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
    • Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Nutrition
    • 4 CPD Courses

    Was £2298

    Now £1799

    0% Interest Free Payment Plans

  • Master PT and Sports Massage

    • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
    • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
    • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
    • 10 CPD Courses

    Was £3696.00

    Now £1999

    0% Interest Free Payment Plans

  • Ultimate Massage Package

    • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
    • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
    • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management
    • Level 4 Certificate in Lower Back Pain Management
    • 10 CPD Courses

    Was £3396

    Now £1999

    0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Sports Massage and Nutrition Specialist

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Nutrition
  • 4 CPD Courses

Was £2298

Now £1799

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Master PT and Sports Massage

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • 10 CPD Courses

Was £3696.00

Now £1999

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Ultimate Massage Package

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Lower Back Pain Management
  • 10 CPD Courses

Was £3396

Now £1999

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

When Will I Receive My Level 3 Sports Massage Certificate?2024-05-29T14:22:12+01:00

If you’ve paid your course in full, your Level 3 Sports Massage certificate will be sent to you within 6-8 weeks. While you wait, we’ll also provide an internal certificate, which can be sent to potential employers.

If you’re on a payment plan, your official certificates will only be sent when the balance for the course has been cleared. However, you can do this earlier at no charge if you choose!

Do I Need to Have Any Existing Qualifications to Complete a Level 3 Sports Massage Course?2024-05-29T14:23:18+01:00

You don’t need to have any previous qualifications to enrol on the Level 3 Sports Massage Course! The only prerequisite is that you’ll need to be at least 16 years old.

How Will I Study The Level 3 Sports Massage Course?2024-05-29T14:27:00+01:00

The Level 3 Sports Massage course is taught via blended learning. This means you’ll have access to our unique online platform “The Student Zone” where you can access resources such as instructional videos, virtual modules and interactive quizzes.

You will also need to attend practical workshops and assessments. These will be conducted by one of OriGym’s tutors at one of our Nationwide training centres.

How Long Does The Level 3 Sports Massage Course Take To Complete?2024-05-29T14:33:21+01:00

The average time taken to finish the Level 3 Sports Massage Course is 12 weeks. However, the qualification is entirely self-paced allowing you to complete your theory work around any prior commitment.

You can also select your preferred date and location to complete any practical elements. Simply put, you can qualify in as little or as much time as you require.

Does The Level 3 Sports Massage Course Provide Practical Experience?2024-05-29T14:35:46+01:00

Yes – there are mandatory practical workshops you’ll have to participate in as part of the course. You’ll also need to complete and record a specified number of practical hours outside of the workshops.

What Support Will I Get During the Level 3 Sports Massage Course?2024-05-29T14:51:19+01:00

One of our experienced tutoring team will be on-hand 7 days a week (including evenings) to help answer any questions you might have! You can contact them either by phone, email, or chatbox.

Our tutors also lead your workshops, providing a great opportunity to get direct face-to-face feedback and guidance.

What Support Will I Get After My Level 3 Sports Massage Course?2024-05-29T15:16:44+01:00

Our post-course support team will be on hand to assist you following graduation. As employment experts, they will provide services such as:

  • Optimising & Distributing Your CV
  • Hosting Mock Job Interviews
  • Providing Expert Business & Marketing Resources

You will also receive access to exclusive alumni discounts on huge fitness brands!

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Mock Interviews

OriGym provides mock job interviews, providing real questions that are asked by employers in the industry!

Professional Guidance

All students can benefit from free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business advice

Alumni Benefits

Hundreds of exclusive discounts including supplements, clothing & insurance to help you excel as a Sports Massage Therapist.

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Pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.

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Our sports massage course packages start at just £1299, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Testimonials

  • Sophie Longmire

    Sophie Longmire

    OriGym Level 3 PT Student

    “It’s been a really wonderful experience throughout with OriGym. The courses are very informative with excellent teaching points – the tutors and assessors have been nothing shy of amazing and extremely helpful! Love it and fully recommend it to anyone looking for a fitness career!”

  • Colin Hamplett

    Colin Hamplett

    OriGym Personal Training Student

    “This has been an outstanding course. The Modules have been well laid out and very informative. I have been involved in sport for a number of years and I have been surprised by the extra knowledge I have now collected. The Tutors have been amazing and have always been quick to support. I heard good things about OriGym before I started and I have not been disappointed. Thanks again”

  • Sianna Lunn

    Sianna Lunn

    OriGym Level 4 Student

    “I chose a package of 4 courses to advance my knowledge within a career in the back pain industry. The packages were flexible and it was easy to build the courses to suit my own requirements. I found the response time with online chats to be almost instant and always very helpful. I love having a dashboard so I can quickly see my progress and ‘tick off’ each module section. Practical assessments are organised and professional with friendly staff. It’s been a really easy way to return to learning and the flexibility of the course suits a busy lifestyle and full time work”.

Sophie Longmire

Sophie Longmire

OriGym Level 3 PT Student

“It’s been a really wonderful experience throughout with OriGym. The courses are very informative with excellent teaching points – the tutors and assessors have been nothing shy of amazing and extremely helpful! Love it and fully recommend it to anyone looking for a fitness career!”

Colin Hamplett

Colin Hamplett

OriGym Personal Training Student

“This has been an outstanding course. The Modules have been well laid out and very informative. I have been involved in sport for a number of years and I have been surprised by the extra knowledge I have now collected. The Tutors have been amazing and have always been quick to support. I heard good things about OriGym before I started and I have not been disappointed. Thanks again”

Sianna Lunn

Sianna Lunn

OriGym Level 4 Student

“I chose a package of 4 courses to advance my knowledge within a career in the back pain industry. The packages were flexible and it was easy to build the courses to suit my own requirements. I found the response time with online chats to be almost instant and always very helpful. I love having a dashboard so I can quickly see my progress and ‘tick off’ each module section. Practical assessments are organised and professional with friendly staff. It’s been a really easy way to return to learning and the flexibility of the course suits a busy lifestyle and full time work”.

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