Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

This course is suitable for those who already hold the level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or practitioners who currently work in this field, such as Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists.. You will develop a thorough understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of sports massage. Upon successful completion of this course you will have gained an approved qualification for Continued Professional Development (CPD) by the Sports Massage Association

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

If required, we are able to set discrete dates for employers upon request.

What will I study?

You will be taught by industry professionals and you will be based in the College's fully equipped Sports Department. You will learn the theory behind the practices you explore and you will be provided with the confidence needed to launch your career in Sports Therapy. In this course the following areas will be covered:

  • Advanced palpation skills to analyse posture and range of movement
  • Advanced skills and massage techniques
  • How to critically evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform future treatments
  • Practical anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Applying massage methods to prevents and manage injury

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through portfolio work, observations and you will complete a candidate log.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You must hold a level 3 in Sports Massage qualification, or equivalent.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £811.

There are a number of flexible payment options available including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment or your employer may be willing to fund your course and we can invoice them directly.

If you are aged 19+ you could also choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loanrepayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year.

For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You will be able to work independently or within a supervisory position. You will also be qualified to tutor level 1, 2 and 3 in Sports Massage practitioners.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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