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?

All of the theory and case study work is completed via distance, on-line study with the guidance of your tutor and all the practical is done at a workshop weekend with an assessment day when ready.

So, in a nutshell, you study the theory on-line as an independent learner, complete your portfolio with the guidance of your tutor and attend workshops with a final assessment day to finish your course.

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.