Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Start Date

Mon Sep 07 2020

Day / Time

Wednesdays 5.30pm to 9pm


1 year



Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

This course is for you if you are currently working as a sports massage professional and would like to expand your knowledge and understanding. The course is designed to further develop your practical skill and the confidence to work with a range of clients and working with clients to support soft tissue repair.

  • Learners must hold the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.
  • There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.
  • Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out.

The course content for this course is:

  • Understanding the clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning.
  • Conducting objective physical assessments.
  • Understanding the purpose of neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques in sports massage and the skills to be able to apply effective neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques.
  • Utilising soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients.
  • Understand treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.

The units taught and assessed on this course are:

  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
Student information in the event of a college closure during the course: In the event that your physical learning is interrupted because of a regional or national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to teach your sports massage course online. In order to access this you will need a good internet access and your college Google account to log into Google Classroom page. If there is an extended lockdown period during your course (e.g. more than 4 weeks), you may need to practice your massage techniques on someone in your household and submit this video evidence to your tutor for feedback with their permission. You would also need to purchase a massage bed and massage oils in order to carry out this practical work.

What about after the course?
  • Leisure and Sports Managers
  • Sports Players
  • Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
  • Fitness Instructors
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