Active IQ Level 3 & 4 Diploma in Sports Massage

Combining the Level 3 and Level 4 ActiveIQ Sports Massage courses offers a powerful synergy, propelling you from beginner to knowledgeable therapist.

Seamless Progression

Build a solid foundation in Level 3, mastering fundamental massage techniques, anatomy, and client assessment. Level 4 seamlessly expands your knowledge and skills, delving into advanced techniques, pre-diagnosed injuries, and personalised treatment plans.

Deep Dive into Athletic Performance

Level 4 unlocks a deeper understanding of the athletic body – biomechanics, common movement dysfunction patterns, and sports-specific considerations. Master advanced techniques like trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and sports-specific stretches, maximizing your impact on athletes’ performance and recovery.

Comprehensive Athlete Care

Level 3 provides the basic toolbox, Level 4 expands it to a comprehensive arsenal. Address a wider range of pre-diagnosed injuries and movement dysfunctions, offering more complete care for your clients.

Optimize Learning and Efficiency

Combining both courses offers greater value and focus, allowing you to master advanced skills in a shorter timeframe. Benefit from consistent learning and momentum, building upon your existing knowledge and accelerating your progress towards becoming a sought-after sports massage therapist.

Course Content
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage
  • Principles of Health & Fitness
  • Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Professional Practice
  • Sports Massage Treatments – pre/post and preventative
  • Sports Massage Techniques – effleurage, petrissage, compressions, frictions, tapotement, passive stretching
  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. Just bring a passion to learn!

  • Coursework/Project 
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Summative observations (including client assessment and treatment
  • Critical evaluations

18 days over 9 weekends:


11th – 12th May
25th – 26th May
8th – 9th June
22nd – 23rd June
6th – 7th July
20th – 21st July
27th – 28th July
17th – 18th August
31st August & 1st September



Optimal Movement
Emstrey House
Shrewsbury Business Park
Your Tutor

Rob Hall has over 20 years industry experience behind him and tutors for various private training companies, teaching a wide range of Health, Fitness and Sports Therapy qualifications across the UK. To find out more about Rob click here.

What to Bring
  • 2 medium/large towels and 1 hand towel
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • A4 Folder, dividers, plastic wallets, highlighters, paper
Career Progression

This qualification provides progression on to further specialist training in sports massage and routes into fitness instructing.

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