Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy


  • About & Content



    The main aim of the ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich Practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.

    Entry Requirement

    Level 3 Sports Massage qualification or if you do not have a level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you can book both of these together to save £100!


    The main skills you will learn to perform are:

    • – Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment – to include identifying bony structures associated with major joints, identifying soft tissue structures located at the major joints, joint end feels, predispositions to injury and dysfunctions, factors that influence recovery from injury, treatment planning, postural types and deviations, pathophysiology of common injuries, methods and purpose of a range of objective assessment techniques and carrying out Subjective and Objective Assessments.
    • – Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair – to include the aims of treatment and treatment options during acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of injury, treatment protocol, use of and adverse reactions to cryotherapy and thermotherapy.
    • – Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage Injury – to include a range of soft tissue techniques, protocols to follow for each technique, evaluating the effects of each technique, preparing clients, monitoring tissue response throughout treatments, adapting the techniques and treatment plan to meet the needs of each client, adapting own posture throughout the application to ensure safe and effective application and presenting aftercare advice to the client You will also learn about client care and communication and health, safety, and hygiene which is essential to work and be successful in the industry.

    It also provides:

    • – the related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Sports Massage Therapy listed above effectively, in particular, advanced knowledge of anatomy,  physiology and pathologies of the body that may influence the massage methods used to prevent and manage the injury.
    • – opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Sports Massage setting such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem-solving opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Sports Massage Therapist.

    For information on Sports Therapy and Sports Massage levels please click this link.


    9 days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies at level 4.  (You can use your case studies from Level 3 towards your Level 4 case studies).

  • Cost & Date


    Full Price (ITEC) – £875.00

    Pay in full in time of enrollment (ITEC)  – £787.00 (10% discount for full payment)


    2017 Dates

    To book, please click on the relevant main course dates below, you will be taken to our booking site.


    L4SM4: 24th/25th August; 11th to 15th September, plus 2 additional days (chosen at a later date). (FULL)

    L4SM5:  16th July; 12th/13th August; 16th/17th September; 14th/15th October, (plus 2 additional days chosen at a later date) (FULL)

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