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Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage


At level 5 a sports massage therapist's role includes, planning, providing and evaluation sports massage treatments. Treatments in context: sport massage can be carried out for pre, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focus on ligamentous pathology and neurologic conditions), using a range of complex assessment techniques, complex massage techniques and peripheral joint manipulations.

Scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue and on recent non acute injuries and pre-existing conditions.

Learners will cover:
  • Learners must be observed summatively carrying out complex assessment on a minimum of five clients
  • Objective assessment should be client specific, relevant to the clients conditions and needs
  • Learners must be observed carrying out complex assessment to include all joints of the body
  • Understand the principles of complex techniques used in sports massage
  • Understand sports specific posture and gait
  • Understand neurological presentations
  • Learners must be observed carrying out complex assessment to include all joints of the body
  • Be able to evaluate research undertaken on sports massage
  • Perform special tests
Course Duration

The course is 20 days including an assessment day, the course is spread over 12 months to enable time for course work to place.

Course Assessments
  • Assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
Progression Route
  • Personal training
  • Teaching
  • Exercise referral
  • Assessing
Course Price Includes
  • Registration
  • Assessments
  • Certificate
  • Books required for the course will need to be purchased by the student at their own cost. No manual is provided as this course is based on research found to aid your learning.
Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to embark on the Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy must hold a Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, or equivalent and be over 18 years old.


£1,995 per person

 Discounted when booking level 3, 4 & 5 together - £3600


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