Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Course

Level 3 Sports Massage Course

OriGym’s Level 3 Sports Massage course will give you the essential skills you need to deliver sports massage therapies to help clients decrease muscle soreness, including aches and pains, and aid injury management and rehabilitation, in addition to enhancing sporting performance.

Studied via blended learning, you will develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, and theoretical knowledge of soft tissue injury through OriGym’s e-learning platform, as well as attending practical group workshops tutored by a specialist sports massage therapist to apply your learning.

Whether you are starting a new career or looking to expand your existing business, becoming a sports massage therapist is a great avenue for employment in both freelance and paid roles. Find out more about the Level 3 Sports Massage qualification by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

Dedicated 7-day support throughout the course

Fully endorsed by REPs and CIMSPA

Internationally Recognised Qualification

0% Interest Payment Plans Available

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Course Content

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage Therapy

Learn all about how the body works with specific emphasis on the lymphatic system, including the skin and muscular tissue. Study the science and practise of manual therapy and how to correct both posture and muscular imbalances within your clients.

Unit 2 - The Principles of Exercise, Health and Fitness 

Study and comprehend how the body reacts to different forms of exercise, including resistance training, cardiovascular and flexibility. The physiological effects of sports massage on the body and physical effects and benefits.

Unit 3 - Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction 

Gain knowledge and understanding of soft tissue injury and dysfunction, the cause and symptoms and how sports massage positively influences the healing process.

Unit 4- Professional Practice in Sports Massage 

Learn functional stretching techniques, principles of injury management and rehabilitation as well as soft tissue trauma.

Unit 5 - Sports Massage Treatments

Understand and apply the different types of sports massage and when to apply them, including post sporting events and restorative.


This Level 3 sports massage course is fully recognised and accredited by the following bodies:

  • REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)


The assessment process for the Level 3 Sports Massage course with OriGym is as follows: 

  • Maintenance massage in a clinical environment – Practical – Pass or Refer
  • Pre and Post event massage - Practical – Pass or Refer
  • Sports Massage Coursework comprising of assignments and theoretical quizzes – 100% Required

How You Will Learn

OriGym’s innovative approach to learning involves you studying through a combination of practical based workshops and our multi-award nominated e-learning platform.

Study through in house developed training videos, interactive learning and online quizzes that have been fully customised to maximise your learning experience.

Attend practical based workshops, which run on weekends in small groups with a highly qualified tutor who specialises in teaching sports massage.


There are no pre-requisite requirements to enrol onto a sports massage course.

You just need to be over the age of 16 and have a passion for helping people.

What our students say about the Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Course

I had an awesome experience with my full time course in Liverpool (lv. 2 and 3). 
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Vanessa Cavaliere – Liverpool