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Active IQ L3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Course

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Active IQ L3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Course

Active IQ L3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Course

+ 5 ADVANCED CPD Courses

Train to become a Sports Massage Therapist with Next Generation Training. Never has a Sports Massage course been as good as this. Our past learner reviews don’t lie!

In a continually advancing industry it’s important that anyone wishing to become a Sports Massage Therapist qualifies with skills to be able to treat a variety of soft tissue dysfunctions and achieve the highest of results for clients. This is why we  deliver the ACTIVE IQ L3 Sports Massage course with added on CPD courses in:

  • Fire Cupping Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)
  • Core and Glute Assessment and Correction
  • KT Sports Taping
  • Soft Tissue Release Therapy
  • What is Sports Massage

    Sports Massage is the scientific manipulation and assessment of the soft tissues for the prevention of injuries, whilst maintaining good physical condition and health. These benefits are achieved by improving muscle tone, promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation and producing therapeutic effects on all systems of the body.

    Sports massage is now deemed an integral part of the sports persons training and fitness regime and not just a “luxury” item. Many top athletes feel that by regular maintenance sessions they are able to sustain optimum performance and pick up on any potential problem areas before they become too severe and thus hamper their training / competition.


    Also, the good thing about Sports Massage is that it’s not just for people who play sports; anyone can have a Sports Massage which increases your target market for potential clients.

  • The Qualification

    This qualification is a L3 Diploma course and is accredited by the awarding body organisation Active IQ. This course meets the nationally recognised standards set by the governing body Ofqual.

    The course units you will achieve as part of your coursework are:

    • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
    • Principles of Health and Fitness
    • The Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
    • Professional Practise in Sports Massage
    • Sports Massage Treatments

    To complete the course you will have to provide a portfolio of evidence (coursework), pass a multiple-choice exam which can now be taken online and within the comfort of your own home, and complete a practical assessment on course colleagues or a bring a friend along if required.

    Anyone who holds any of the above units at L3 standard attained within the last two years may qualify for ‘Recognised Prior Learning’ (RPL).

  • Practical Training

    The standard L3 course contains:

    • How to conduct a client consultation
    • Pre/Post Sports Massage
    • Maintenance massage treatments
    • Various stretching techniques - PNF, therapeutic and developmental stretching of the whole body
    • Advanced deep tissue massage techniques for the upper and lower body
    • Massage for the hands and feet
    • Common sports injuries and treatments
    • Identifying muscular tightness and tension
    • How to massage out muscle adhesions (knots)
    • How to safely and effectively use and incorporate massage gun's Into a massage treatment
    • Post treatment client advice

    You will also be taught advanced massage addons such as:

    • Fire Cupping Therapy
    • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)
    • Core and Glute Assessment and Correction
    • KT Sports Taping
    • Soft Tissue Release Therapy

    You will be taught by an experienced Sports Massage Therapist and tutor over  a total of 8 practical training days (includes assessment day) in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

  • What You Will Receive

    As part of the course you will receive:

    • FREE E-learning (hard course manuals available at extra cost of £65)
    • Course workbooks (e-workbooks)
    • Constant tutor support
    • 15% off all products at Physique
    • 8 Days of practical training (including practical assessment day) in a modern and relaxed training environment

    Upon completion you will receive the following certificate:

    • Active IQ L3 Sports Massage Diploma

    CPD Certificate including the below:

    • Fire Cupping Therapy
    • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)
    • Core and Glute Assessment and Correction
    • Treating Common Sports Injuries
    • KT Sports Taping
    • Soft Tissue Release Therapy
  • Course Price and Payment Options

    Option 1: Pay in Full £1,295 

    Option 2: 6 Monthly Instalments of £166.66 Via Direct Debit + Initial Payment of £295 INTEREST FREE!

    Option 3. 10 Monthly Instalments of £100 Via Direct Debit + Initial Payment of £295 INTEREST FREE!

    Option 3: Option 3: Apply for Finance (see ‘Finance Available’ tab for further information).

    Please note that no certificates are issued until the full course payment has been received and course work fully completed along with practical assessment. All learners have the option to settle any outstanding payment once the course is completed.


  • How To Enrol

    1. Decide how you wish to pay. If you are paying in full, then click the relevant button at the bottom of this page to process the full payment.

    2. If you wish to pay in monthly instalments you will need to click and process an initial payment of £295 and then click and process your bank details to authorise us to take direct debit payments from you. We will link you up to the relevant plan that you advise us of when sending us your completed enrolment form. You will receive emails regarding your direct debit plan.

    3. Once you have completed the payment option of your choice you will need to download and complete the enrolment form. Once completed (check all information is correct), please send this to or send in the post to the address given at the back of the document. Please note that an official signature is required, printed or typed names will not be accepted.

    4. Once payment has been processed and your enrolment form has been received we will get you started with your course and contact you via email. It is important that you check any junk/spam folders within your email should any of our emails not appear in your inbox.

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