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​'Level 3' Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

£220.00 / month for 5 months and a £200.00 sign-up fee



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    Upon completion of this qualification you will be certified to work as an employed or self employed Sports Massage Therapist.

    If you are a Fitness Professional who is looking to enhance their knowledge, skill set and business income or if you currently have no fitness qualifications, our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy will qualify you to the industry recognised standard. Upon completion of this qualification you will be certified to work as an employed or self employed Sports Massage Therapist. 

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    Sports massage is a great addition to any business involving Personal Training, Pilates, or Strength & Conditioning. It so also a very profitable career choice for those who just deliver Sports Massage treatments as the sole entity for their business.

    The demand for specialists to treat injuries and aid rehabilitation is no longer just for professional athletes, it is now utilised by every day gym users and by those who are simply active individuals.

Practical course

As with all of our courses, the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is delivered by industry experienced tutors. Allowing us to not just teach our students to the syllabus standard, but to be able to pass on all the knowledge and experience of actively doing sports massage to a range of different individuals over the years. This really does allow students to enter into the industry with the knowledge and confidence that is needed.

To pass this course we will be asking to you collect a portfolio of sports massage treatments which allows you to learn, ask questions and to gain feedback from our course tutors. As always we will be giving you support throughout the course and when you are building up your business.

Upon completion of this course you will be an industry recognised Sports Massage Therapist.

course content

You will learn how to treat the different areas of the body

In person classes

Classes and events to help you apply your learning

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Independant study

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Fully Accredited

The Sports Massage Diploma is governed by City & Guilds and is industry recognised

Hi, I'm ash

Hi, I’m Ashley Hough, CEO of Performance Training Academy, the South West’s premier personal training qualification provider.
As an experienced personal trainer, I know that becoming a successful PT, living the life your dream and enjoying the freedom as your own boss does not finish when the qualification stops.

As an experienced personal trainer I know success doesn’t stop when you get qualified. To become a successful PT so you can live the life you dream of and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, you need to understand how to run and manage your own business. No other course offers this business growth support.

Our ethos is simple: to provide you with the best accredited training available and teach you exactly how to grow a lucrative and successful personal training business so you can enjoy the freedom of working for yourself.

Practical elements are the core of this course. We'll cover:

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how to use all the techniques to treat the different areas of the body

how to advise the correct treatment to address rehabilitation and strengthening of muscle imbalances​​​​

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

the confidence in delivering sports massage to clients


What People Are Saying...


The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through

Ashley is a fantastic teacher. He is friendly, Very knowledgable and down to earth which makes the training a lot more enjoyable. 
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through. Every practical day was great fun and I learnt a lot. I enjoyed meeting the same group of people each time and building lasting friendships. The theory for the course is perfect as you can do it in your own time in and around busy lifestyles which is perfect for some like me with work commitments and 3 children. I continued to finish my level 2 and started my level 3 straight after and I have just competently completed my final exam all thanks to Ashley @ Performance Training Academy!

Melissa Lang


I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course

My education with Performance Training Academy was direct and efficient, I conducted my learning on a blended learning basis. I learnt the theory part of the course with one to one help from the course tutor, and I joined a small group to carry out our practical education. It enabled the delivery of the course content to suit my needs.

I successfully achieved my qualification within my needed time scale, learning and retaining more information then I thought I would, as I usually struggle in class-based environments, so with this, I was really impressed and thankful.

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer.

I am now working as a recognised Personal Trainer out of a gym in Dubai.

Joe Hafner


Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course

Before starting the course I had no previous coaching or teaching experience. I was a regular gym goer myself but had no base learning in how to instruct. I have always enjoyed working with people and being social, I am a qualified hairdresser as well and have always liked to build relationships and work on self-improvement and care. I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I became passionate about exercise and enjoyed learning new methods and wanted to share that with the wider world.

The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor Stuart and Ash who runs Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.

Now I have qualified I plan on setting up all of my social media bases and working on my fitness personality through these and start to gain clients. I will be working for myself and then eventually look into potentially relocating and working from a gym. I will also be using Ash and Stu in the future for any programme queries or business advice!

Lily Burks

​On the course you will learn the following:

  • Sports Massage Treatments and Techniques
  • Understanding the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Treatment Planning to Aid Rehabilitation
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage
Accredited by:

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by City & Guilds and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Fitness Instructor almost anywhere in the world.

Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).



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