Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Take your career to the next level with our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy! 

Next Course May 2021 – Now Open for Registration!

Location: The London college of Osteopathy, 8-10 Boston Place, London, NW1 6QH


Weekend 1: 8-9 May 2021
Weekend 2: 5-6 June 2021
Weekend 3: 3-4 July 2021
Weekend 4: 24-25 July 2021
Weekend 5: 4-5 September 2021

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Course Information

I’m sure we’d all agree that our main motivation for considering sports massage and fitness as a career was due to a passion for helping people.

That’s why it can sometimes feel so frustrating to be able to see what your clients need, but not feel confident in your ability to reduce their pain and improve movement for them, due to a lack of hands-on skills.

We will equip you to bridge the gap between movement and massage thanks to our tailored Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy accredited by YMCA Awards.

Our five-month course will take you much deeper than a traditional level 3 sports massage programme. Fresh perspectives, pain science and cutting-edge ideas are at the root of everything we do here at T3 Education and our results are proven (just check out our testimonials to see!).  Expect to learn lifelong skills that will help elevate you in the soft tissue industry.

Why is this Sports Massage Diploma different?

T3 Education is all about combining traditional techniques with research-driven insights and science, which was our goal when we created our level three course… You really do get the best of both worlds.  We want to continually challenge the sports massage industry by producing therapists whose confidence, skill and capability makes them trusted experts in our industry.  You can expect to feel like a true master of your profession thanks to this award.

Long lasting change is the ultimate goal for any client, and as practising therapists, we drilled down into the specific theory and techniques required to achieve this during the creation of this course.  Experience has shown us that a 360 approach to massage therapy ensures the best results, so this is at the root of everything we teach.

We truly believe that effective treatment lies in accurate assessment, big picture thinking, treatment planning and using the right techniques to meet your client goals.  Our course will equip you with this treatment mindset, which you will see reflected not only in the outcome for your clients but also the growth and success of your massage therapy business.

Treatment with intention gets results. All too often we see a 'one size fits all’ approach to hands on work which we believe to be an outdated and ineffective treatment strategy.

Expect to cover all of the learning needed for a YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy but include advanced massage techniques, pain science, biomechanics and marketing skills to set you up as the 'go to' massage therapist for helping people to move and feel better.


You will study the course theory content in the comfort of your own home, as these modules are hosted online.  Learning during the hands-on, live study days is maximised and you will find yourself quickly mastering your new skills.

We provide you with life-long access to our in-depth online library.  You can revise and recap at any point in your career to keep your knowledge constantly up to date.  The materials you will be assessed on are clearly outlined and you will be provided with lots of extra learning that you can come back to as you progress into your hands on career to help you continue your learning and elevate your practice.

Launching and marketing your sports massage business is an absolutely vital piece in your success puzzle, yet is so often left out of educational courses in our industry.  You will finish your time with us confident and equipped with vital business knowledge to get started with your own successful sports massage business.

What you are getting inside the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a step by step live and online training course.  We will walk you through each step of the practicalities of sports massage, and in doing so maximise the effectiveness of the treatment you provide.

In the course you will receive:

  • 24/7 lifetime access to the course material and content.
  • All of the YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy education.
  • Bonus online and live learning. This is not normally covered in sports massage training and will reinforce your new skills and accomplishments.
  • Fully insured by Balens and accredited by YMCA Awards, offering the opportunity to join professional associations like the Sports Massage Association or the Sports Therapy Association.
  • Join the T3 Education Community for support and guidance in your practice and never feel like you’re going it alone!

The Course Nuts and Bolts

Is this course for me?

If you are someone who hopes to truly make a difference to your clients in their movement, wellbeing and pain and who wants to start a truly successful sports massage career, this is the course for you.

The combination of live/in person study plus online content means that you can fit the course around your current work schedule and feel confident that our safe hands will soon become your safe hands.


What some of our students say

Your Course Modules

Anatomy and Physiology
Systems of the body from the muscular system, to the nervous system and everything in between. Easy to follow online lectures with clean and simple diagrams.
Introduction to why people experience pain
A live lecture on why people feel pain, the factors that influence pain and how to help your clients with chronic pain.
Advanced Sports Massage Techniques
Including soft tissue release, muscle energy technique and trigger points. All techniques are recorded and added into the online learning library to recap and revise at any point.
Basic Sports Massage Techniques
You will learn all of the basic sports massage technqiues including effleurage, petrissage, tapotement an vibration. All techniques are recorded and added into the online learning library to recap and revise at any point.
Client Assessment
Standing and simple gait analysis Palpation and hands on assessment How to create an effective treatment plan based on the assessments.
Introduction to Fascia
In addition we include a module on Fascia. Given its absolute importance in the body and in functional movement no Anatomy & Physiology programme would be complete without it.
Online Theory Modules and Workbooks
The four compulsory theory modules are: Soft Tissue Injury and dysfunction Sports Massage Physiology Principles of health and fitness Professional practice.
Client Home Care
How to prescribe stretches and strengthening exercises unique to each clients needs and goals. An online library of exercises to get you started on your homecare journey.
Marketing for Massage Therapists
An online learning step by step guide of setting up your sports massage business for success. A live discussion about sports massage business.

Bonus Content!

Bonus Module! Nutrition Basics for Massage Therapists
The effects of nutrition on soft tissue healing and recovery and how to talk to your clients about nutrition in a sports massage appointment.
Bonus Module! Self Kinesiology Taping for Massage Therapists
Learn 16 different methods on how to apply kinesiology tape to yourself!

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What our students say

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I cannot begin to talk highly enough about T3 Education. Danielle and Pentony made me feel so comfortable. The wealth of knowledge from them is worth the course fee 10x over. They really make sure you understand the information and have helped me grow as a professional therapist.

Simon Allen

This course was absolutely amazing. Having done a sports massage course previously, it is easy to recognise the difference. I have learnt so much and feel much more confident. Danielle and Petony have been amazing.

Naomi Francis

The most valuable course I have ever taken. The instructors are fantastic, their knowledge on the subject is in-depth and conveyed in user friendly methods. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they are highly motivational. I can't wait to continue my journey and look forward to future offerings from T3 Education!

Charlotte Taylor

An absolutely superb course. Teaching and expertise is second to none and I can't believe how much I have learnt over the past months. Thank you Danielle and Pentony for all your wonderful help and support!

Jo May

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