LEVEL 4 Certificate In Massage Therapy For Sports

Sports Massage level 4 is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are looking to move to the next stage in their professional development as a therapist. You will gain additional manual skills and knowledge to add to your level 3 Massage Therapy for Sports Diploma. The qualification covers the pathophysiology of a large range of soft tissue injuries and how to assess and treat these with manual techniques.

With this course, you will gain knowledge and practical expertise when delivering sports massage treatments to private clients and athletes whether working in private practice or as an employed therapist. With over 15 years of experience in delivering health and fitness courses, our expert tutors and learning resources provide our students with a clear pathway to supplying massage services throughout the fitness or healthcare sectors.

Our intensive study model allows for a flexible learning experience using our interactive E-learning platform. Alongside this you will complete extensive face-to-face or virtual (via Zoom) practical workshops, putting into practice sports massage techniques and client assessment methods. Certification is provided by Focus Awards who are our Awarding Body and provide Ofqual regulated qualifications.

If you like the look of this course, check out our Sports Massage Package which includes our Level 3 Sports Massage & Level 4 In Massage Therapy For Sport.

Dedicated support is provided by Entire Training throughout the qualification, enabling the completion of the coursework and the facilitation of practical hands-on skills. Learn how to assess a client, create a treatments plan, and treat your clients, using specific sports massage soft tissue techniques
At Entire Training, we aim to achieve the highest possible standards, and our current pass rate of 99.4% demonstrates the quality of the delivery model.
Thanks to our flexible approach, this course can be delivered via two different learning methods

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Course Overview


The Level 4 Certificate in Massage Therapy for Sports Qualification from Diverse Trainers will provide our students with additional manual techniques, in-depth subjective and objective assessments, and treatment to support injury rehabilitation. By the end of the course, you will have a full understanding of the following topics:

  • Understand the different types of assessments for sports massage treatments
  • Understand how information from the assessments influence the sports massage treatment plan
  • Understand the purpose of tests involved in an objective assessment
  • Be able to perform a subjective and objective assessment
  • Be able to devise a sports massage treatment plan
  • Understand different types of massage techniques
  • Be able to apply massage techniques
  • Understand treatments to support injury rehabilitation
  • Understand the use of cryotherapy during injury rehabilitation
  • Understand the use of heat treatments during injury rehabilitation
  • You should have basic skills in communication.
  • You should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.
  • You must have previously achieved a Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapy for Sports or equivalent

The course itself is made up of 3 units, offering both a practical and theory-based learning opportunity. Our tutors have over 20 years of industry experience, giving all our students the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experience.

  • Unit 1 – Preforming Subjective and Objective Assessment.
  • Unit 2 – Understanding and Provide Sports Massage Techniques.
  • Unit 3 – Understanding Treatment to Support injury rehabilitation.

The Level 4 Certificate in Massage Therapy for Sports is assessed using online theory-based learning, you will complete a coursework portfolio and a case study. Your practical assessment is assessed by completing a face-to-face or video assessment dependant on the learning option you choose.

You can qualify in just 8-12 weeks by choosing our fast-track learning option. You will receive 2 years to complete your qualification.

At Diverse Trainers, we do everything in our power to ensure that all students have the best possible chance of successfully completing their course, a point that is emphasised by our 99.4% pass rate.

Up & Coming Course Training Weekends

6th & 7th August

Learning options

Thanks to our flexible and holistic approach, at Entire Training we offer a combination of learning options for you to choose from. Find out more about either our Face to Face Blended learning option or Online Distance by speaking with a member of our team on 01772 910950 or chat with us now.

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Face to Face Blended Learning (MOST POPULAR)

  • Qualify in as little as 8 weeks
  • Highly qualified tutor to your chosen location.
  • Face to face, Covid friendly tutoring, giving you a one-to-one or a group teaching experience.
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • Induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Course resources
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Career Guidance & Support on completion
  • Fast track qualifying opportunities with a 99.4% pass rate on all courses.
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Finance Price

£1249 from £69.39/month

For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 950

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Online Distance Learning

  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Qualify in as little as 8 weeks
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • 16 hours of live virtual clinics
  • Induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Course resources
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Career Guidance & Support on completion
Upfront Payment

Finance Price

£999 from £55.50/month

For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 950



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Frequently Asked Questions

Entire Training qualify thousands of fitness professionals each year, we have been delivering fitness qualification for over 15 years, our pass rate is 99.4% across all learning options. Check out our recent Trust Pilot and Google reviews to see what students had to say about our courses.

Of course! Within the fitness industry it is important that you continue your development and further your knowledge to stand out from other trainers. Many of our students go on to complete additional qualifications with us. This allows them to offer their clients further services and take their careers to the next level. We have many courses available which you can progress onto following completion of your qualification including: • Level 3 Award in Developing Exercise Sessions for Older Adults •Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity •Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral •Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning •Level 4 Diploma Master Practitioner in Personal Training

Entire Training is in partnership with insure4sport, all students receive up to 30% discount

You have 2 years to complete your qualification, we can extend the course for you if you require a longer period.

You will receive a recognised Level 4 Certificate in Massage Therapy for Sport (RQF)

Our Online & Face-to-Face course option starts the day that you sign up. Our dedicated student support team will devise a learning plan that suits both your needs and your desired completion timescale. Our enrolment team send all the resources out the day you sign up - this is done electronically to avoid any delays or waiting time for your resources. Your practical assessment will be arranged at a convenient time and date for you once you have completed your coursework portfolio.

Entire Training believes in providing affordable courses for everyone. Our unique online product enables us run courses completely online therefore reducing venue, tutor and travel expenses which is passed onto the learners. You will receive the same qualification that any other training provider offers.

Following completion of our Level 4 Certificate in Massage Therapy for Sports (RQF) Qualification you will be able to get insured as a Sports Massage Therapist. You can then enhance your career whether that’s. • Working or owning your own private sports massage clinic • Hiring a room within a gym offering sports massage to gym members • Offer sports massage therapy to new or existing personal training clients • Work alongside different sports teams to help treat injuries & rehabilitation

Prices vary throughout the UK depending on your experience and the duration of the session. Our graduates will charge between £30-£60 for sessions that last between 45mins and an hour.

You will receive an interactive induction which will provide you with detailed understanding of how to make a start to your course. If you wish you can have schedule weekly or monthly calls this can be arrange during your induction to the call. We have 3 communication methods available; you can speak to a tutor instantly via phone or our online chat system. Alternatively, if you have a detailed questions, you can email us, and a tutor will respond in 24 hours.

• Clinical issues, safe and effective sports massage treatment, sports massage law and regulation, professionalism and ethics related to sport massage. • Explore advanced anatomy and physiology and how it responds to applied sports massage. • Learn how to apply a range of sports massage techniques, which will include the following: palpation, basic strokes. • Knowledge and understanding surrounding the neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques, linking to muscle energy techniques and common frictions. • Knowledge linked to subjective and ROM assessment, treatment planning and appropriate record keeping. • Investigate a range of soft tissue damage and repair, injury occurrence and appropriate treatment options.



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