Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

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The information below should give you everything you need to get booked on so you can become a Level 3 qualified Sports Massage therapist with enough knowledge to generate an additional income, set up your own sports massage business or simply gain a new skill. 

The Level 3 diploma in sports massage therapy includes a bolt on business module which means that we will show you step by step what to do once you are qualified to take this new knowledge and generate an income from it. The course runs one full weekend per month for 6 months with the exams taken the week after the final weekend. So this totals 6 weekends and a day for exams.. It’s totally hands on and direct learning so you will be taught by us, therapists who are doing the job day in day out. This means you will get the best advice and guidance from people who know what it’s like in this industry and who were once starting out like you.

By the end of the Level 3 diploma in sports massage therapy you will be able to provide sports massage to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute / post-acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions. Level 3 is the entry level to sports massage therapy so this means that you can treat clients with postural problems or sports specific maintenance to aid there recovery. To deal with both acute and post-acute injuries you will need to progress onto the level 4 or 5 courses.

By the end of the professionally recognised business module you will have an action plan of what your next steps, following a proven business model that has worked for myself and many of our therapists.

You will acquire the skills to;

  • Assess clients and construct a sports massage treatment plan.

  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction.

  • Understand how to determine the appropriate techniques for specific clients.

  • Apply a range of sports massage techniques and understand their effects on the body.

You’ll acquire those skills by completing units on;

1. Anatomy and physiology for sports massage

2. Principles of health and fitness

3. Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction

4. Professional practice in sports massage

5. Sports massage treatments

All five mandatory units must be successfully completed to achieve the full qualification. This is done via a multiple choice question paper, 3 practical assessments and course work.


Professionally Recognised Business Module

On top of the sports massage qualification you will have access to a proven business model that teaches you how to become successfully self-employed so you can use your new skills to generate a nice income.

The module will cover;

1.            What opportunities are there in the industry? pro's and con's.

2.            Checklist for self-employment

2.            Building client relationships and developing rapport

3.            Diary management and massage planning


If you cannot make any of the dates you will be given all the slides from the teaching dates and a support call from the tutor to make sure you understand any of the information missed.


We are offering a payment structure that enables you to pay in instalments. We would require an upfront deposit that is non-refundable followed by monthly payments.

Deposit: £604.00

Instalments x 6: £266.00

The course is capped at 12 learners so full attention can be given to each individual by full time therapists and tutors. As we only take small groups please email me your application form as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.


It is so important to spend your time in life wisely and having a career you enjoy is a massive part of that. We have been where you are now and took the step to make a change and never looked back! Doing this course with us gives you the chance to be taught by very successful full time therapists that can guide you through each step of the way AND you get a proven business module to learn how to get started.

Next Course starts 5th October 2019, weekends as follows:

  • 5th & 6th October

  • 2nd & 3rd November

  • 7th & 8th December

  • 4th & 5th Janurary

  • 1st & 2nd February

  • 7th & 8th March

  • Exam date 14th March

The time has never been better to make a difference and become a sports massage therapist. Take action today and fill out your application form…

I wanted to become a sports massage therapist after suffering for years with stress headaches 24 hours a day. A member of my family suggested getting a sports massage so I went online and found Fire & Earth, booked in and after just 2 months of coming every week it made a real difference.

I explained to Harry, the therapist, that I would like to offer sport massage to help my community as many bapast sikh women find it hard or embarrassing to book in for sports massages. Harry told me about the course they were running and I booked on.

The reason I chose Fire & Earth was because of how I had been treated as a client. They are professional and very caring.

I would definitely recommend this course with Fire & Earth. I am a really shy person with not a lot of confidence, but the way they were so professional and supportive throughout the course was extremely helpful. Any issue I did not understand John was great at explaining it. They were there to help you all the time and it was great to do so much of the hands on practical stuff as well.
— Manjit - Coventry
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