Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage (soft tissue therapy)
Workshop Options: Weekday (ran every 16 weeks)
Workshop Length: 7 days (09:00 to 16:30)
Location: Batley, West Yorkshire
Expected Course Length: 8-12 weeks
Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
To book - choose your preferred course dates below
Assessments will take place on Wednesday 23rd March 2022.
Day 1: Mon 14th March
Day 2: Tue 15th March
Day 3: Wed 16th March
Day 4: Mon 21st March
Day 5: Tue 22nd March
Day 6: Wed 23rd March
Assessments will take place on Wednesday 1st September 2022.
Day 1: Mon 22nd August
Day 2: Tue 23rd August
Day 3: Wed 24th August
Day 4: Tues 30th August
Day 5: Wed 31st August
Day 6: Thurs 1st September
This Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage is for those individuals that wish to learn and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have no underlying pathological conditions and are looking to develop the skills that will help them register with the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).
How Do I Start?
When you enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.
The resources are divided into unit order providing you with the relevant manuals, worksheets, case study documents and mock exams required to help you complete your learning and prepare for your workshop/assessment days.
It is recommended that you complete and email your knowledge based worksheets to us before you attend the workshop.
- Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage worksheet
- Unit 2: Principles of Health and Fitness worksheet
- Unit 3: Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction worksheet
- Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage worksheet
- Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage Assignment- this is completed during the workshop
- Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments worksheet
The submission of any work is not final and can be amended once marked by one of the CMS team and feedback was given. However, we insist that all work submitted is fully completed to a high level prior to submission.
Can you please attend wearing appropriate leisure clothing that will give access to most parts of your body, so that your peers can practice their sports massage treatments on you. The workshops will include physical activity and we cannot guarantee access to changing rooms and showers. In addition, you are expected to provide your own refreshments. For the respect of other users of our venues, please bring a gym towel.
Throughout the workshop days, our experienced tutors will support you to ensure your full participation and give guidance on what work needs to be completed and by when, to ensure that you can successfully complete the workshop.
|Workshop||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4|
|Day 1||Effects, benefits and considerations of sport massage||Diagnosis and treatment of injuries||Diagnosis and treatment of injuries||Massage techniques|
|Day 2||Bony landmarks of the lower and upper leg||Soft tissue of the lower and upper leg||Diagnosis and treatment of the lower and upper leg||Diagnosis and treatment of the lower and upper leg|
|Day 3||Bony landmarks of the hip and spine||Soft tissue of the hip and spine||Diagnosis and treatment of the hip and spine||Diagnosis and treatment of the hip and spine|
|Day 4||Bony landmarks of the shoulder girdle and arm||Soft tissue of the shoulder girdle and arm||Diagnosis and treatment of the shoulder girdle and arm||Diagnosis and treatment of the shoulder girdle and arm|
|Day 5||Pre/post event massage Tapotement||At home advice/exercise prescription||Assessing clients and treatment planning||Assessment paperwork|
|Day 6||Client consultation and planning/delivering sports massage treatments||Client consultation and planning/delivering sports massage treatments||Client consultation and planning/delivering sports massage treatments||Summative assessment|
|Day 7||Summative assessment||Summative assessment||Summative assessment||Summative assessment|
All Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage learners are supported with:
- A PDF Manual for each unit downloaded via our Virtual Learning Environment
- Tutor support via phone and e-mail
- High quality tutor delivery across 7 workshop days
All Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage learners must:
Be aged 16 years old or above
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out.
Option 1: Pay the full balance
Option 2: £150 deposit and set up an interest-free payment plan over 3, 6 or 9 months
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
Multiple Choice Exam Paper
You can sit your exam online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software. Please note there is an additional fee for any resits.
The Exam Booking form and any future dates can be found here.
You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery.
Unit 2: Principles of Exercise and Fitness
Unit 3: Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
Unit 4: Professional Practice in Sports Massage
Unit 5: Sports Massage Treatments
Your practical assessment(s) involve you being observed by your tutor/assessor collecting client information, planning a variety of sports massage treatments and applying the treatment(s) to your client. These treatments include:
- Pre-event Massage
- Post-event Massage
- Inter/Intra-event Massage
- Maintenance Massage
Please note students may be required to bring their own participant to the assessment day(s).
You will have the opportunity to practice your consultation and massage treatments throughout the workshop. All components of the assessment will be explained by your tutor.
Completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage is not a pre-requiste for any additonal training.
Other courses available include:
Level 2 Award in Kettlebells
Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients