Active IQ Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage

Elevate your career and empower your clients with a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage from ActiveIQ. This nationally recognized program equips you with the advanced skills and knowledge to treat pre-diagnosed injuries, address common movement dysfunction patterns, and support athletes at all levels.

Enhance Your Profession

The aim of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy qualification goes beyond simply providing knowledge and skills. It’s about equipping you with the tools and confidence to become a competent and effective sports massage therapist capable of addressing a wide range of pre-diagnosed injuries and common movement dysfunction patterns.

Master Clinical Procedures

Go beyond basic questionnaires: Learn detailed palpation skills to identify muscle tone, trigger points, and limitations in range of motion.

Conduct Objective Physical Assessments

Ditch subjectivity and master standardized testing protocols for muscle strength, flexibility, and joint range of motion, ensuring accurate and reliable data. Interpret clinical findings, analyse medical history, and consider sport-specific demands to develop individualized treatment plans with clear goals and measurable outcomes.

Personalise your Treatment

Tailor soft tissue techniques to specific clients. Learn to address common muscular imbalances and movement patterns specific to different sports, optimising performance and preventing injuries.

By honing these skills and knowledge, you’ll graduate not just as a competent massage therapist, but as a skilled practitioner equipped to personalise treatment plans, address specific client needs, and ultimately, empower athletes to achieve their full potential.


Course Content
  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
Entry Requirements

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.


The aim of the Active IQ Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries. Typically we require:

  • Worksheets
  • Summative observations (including client assessment and treatment
  • Critical evaluations
10 days over 5 weekends:


6th – 7th July
20th – 21st July
3rd – 4th August
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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