Become a Sports Massage Therapist

YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques. 


Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions. This qualification is the pre-requisite to the Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy course where you can work with both uninjured and injured tissue and treat someone a lot closer to the acute phase.

This qualification is also recognised by The Association of Soft Tissue Therapists, The Sports Therapy Association, Federation of Holistics Threrapts and the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points.


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Pay course in full: £849
Or pay a £125 deposit to use our 3, 6, 9 or 12 month interest-free payment plan.
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Study & Assessment Options

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a LIVE course, which involves both distance learning and attendance to course dates.

This LIVE course includes some distance learning plus six course attendance dates for practical elements. All assessments can be completed on the course dates, but theory exams can be deferred to a later date if you wish or even completed prior the the course dates should you enrol early enough. 

What course materials and support will I receive?

Live Course (with attendance days)

  • Course manuals,

  • Assessment paperwork for all units,

  • Attendance to six tutor taught course dates,

  • Link to further presentations and mock exams,

  • Access to a personal tutor who can be contacted via email or phone,

  • Access to our study support Facebook Group,

  • Ability to sit theory exams during attendance days or defer to a later date, by using our book an assessment form (updated every month).

Attendance Dates


9th, 23rd September, 7th, 21st October, 4th, 18th November 2020

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