Sports Therapy

Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy & Sports Massage


  • About & Content


    The main aim of the ITEC Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage is to provide experienced Practitioners currently working in Sport and Active Leisure, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Sports Massage Practitioners with the requisite understanding and complex skills and techniques to work as an Advanced Sports Massage Practitioner.



    Advanced Practitioners will be equipped to work with clientele ranging from Recreational Sport and Active Leisure enthusiasts to professional sports persons and elite athletes.

    Throughout this qualification, Practitioners will develop an advanced understanding of the biological basis for complex massage/soft tissue methods and the impact of nutrition and hydration on the effects of treatment. The effectiveness of complex/soft tissue methods will also be evaluated as will research undertaken on the use of these methods in Sport and Active Leisure.

    Practitioners will develop the understanding and skills to carry out and analyse comprehensive subjective assessments of clients. Practitioners will undertake detailed bio-mechanical assessments, test and analyse the integrity of the muscular and neurological systems and develop complex treatment strategies based on sound clinical reasoning and evidence-based research. Practitioners will also develop the understanding and skills to prepare, apply and evaluate a range of complex Sports Massage/Soft Tissue methods to prevent and manage injury.

    Candidates will receive the highest level training in Soft Tissue and Myofascial Release techniques, plus be taught taping and mobility exercises to help assist with your clients after-care.  A 3 year Sports First Aid certificate is also achieved.



    22 days plus home study, plus 120 hours of external case studies, plus 40 hours of supervised case studies undertaken during your practical dates.


    Qualifications Gained

    ITEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
    AHG Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy
    Protrainings First Aid Certificate (valid for 3 years)

  • Cost & Date


    Includes all ITEC registration, assessment and certification fees*

    Full price – £2695.00 (Interest free instalment payments available).

    Pay in full within 7 days of enrolment – £2425.00 (10% discount applied)



    To book, please click on the required date below (it will take you to our booking site).
    *when exams are taken at Active Health Group.

    For dates about this course, please call us on 0161 235 5307 / 07449178832 or use the online contact form.

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