Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

Transform your life and the lives of others with a nationally recognised massage qualification. Our unique learning environment combines a real treatment clinic with friendly, small class sizes, ensuring hands-on experience and personalised attention.

Learn from the best

Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced professionals who still actively practice massage. They’ll share their expertise and passion, guiding you every step of the way. Their real-world experience forms the foundation of your learning, ensuring you gain practical skills and insights that translate directly into your future career.

More than just a course, it’s a journey

We offer continuous support before, during, and after your studies, empowering you to succeed in the field. Become part of a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Develop lasting connections with instructors and fellow students, building a network that will propel you forward in your career

Don’t wait, enroll now

Gain the fundamental skills and knowledge to excel in the field, build a strong foundation for further specialisation and advanced training, join a network of passionate professionals who will support your every step.

Unlock your potential as a massage therapist! Below you can find a list of all of our currently running sports massage courses and CPD modules.

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
Entry Requirements

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


Overall, the goal of the Active IQ Sports Massage Level 3 assessment is to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge, skills, and professionalism to practice as a qualified sports massage therapist. Typically we require:

  • Coursework/Project
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

8 days over 4 weekends:


11th – 12th May
25th – 26th May
8th – 9th June
22nd – 23rd June



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

The Level 3 Sports Massage Course allows all graduates to practice as a Sports Massage Therapist.

This qualification also provides progression onto: Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.

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