Qualify as a sports massage therapist and begin your career in this rewarding sector. You will be qualified to work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis, delivering massage therapy treatments to help treat a whole array of minor issues from muscle aches and pains to minor joint issues, stress and more.

  • 3-4 Months
  • Awarding Body: Active IQ
  • Other Accreditations: CIMSPA and REPS


This is the ideal qualification to enter in to the fitness/sports industry at a higher level. You can treat clients on a 1-2-1 basis in both clinical and non-clinical environments. Your treatments will range from helping to alleviate symptoms of injury to providing pre-event massage to athletes to prepare them for competition.

How is the course delivered?

You will attend a blended mix of classrooma learning and online study. You will be guided by your tutor throughout the course, studying topics such as anatomy and physiology, soft tissue dysfunction, sports massage techniques, client assessment and more.

How is this course assessed?

You will complete a theory examination on anatomy, followed by practical assessment on a range of massage techniques. You are allowed resits and rest assured, we will do our utmost to fully prepare you. Not just for the exams and assessments, but the career as a whole.

Some of the units you will study with our on-line sports massage courses in Essex are:

– Anatomy and Physiology
– Principles of exercise
– Soft tissue dysfunction and client assessment
– Professional practice
– Administering sports massage treatments (techniques and practical)

You will undertake a theory examination (multiple choice) on anatomy and physiology. You will then complete three practical, observed massage treatments on a client in front of an assessor.