Course Overview

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients.

The aim of the qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute/post-acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to progress to a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or other additional qualifications such as Circuit Instructing or Kettlebells.

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Course Structure

The course starts in November and will be completed through a combination of online learning through the College’s virtual learning environment, independent study guided by your tutor, and tutor led sessions in College where attendance is required. You will also be required to attend College for exams and practical assessments. You will also have to attend session with the netball teams based at Trinity Green on a Saturday to gain experience providing pre/post event massage

All written work will be submitted to your tutor electronically and they will be available to help you at all points throughout the course.

A full timetable of attendance, deadlines, and assessments will be provided on enrolment.

You will study:

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2: Principles of Fitness

Unit 3: Understanding the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction

Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage

Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments.


Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade D/3.

How Will I Learn?

  • Online study
  • Independent study
  • Tutor-led college days supported by resources.

How You Will Be Assessed

  • One Theoretical exam
  • Worksheets
  • Assignment
  • Three final summative practical assessments.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
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