Level 6 Masters Diploma in Advanced Sports Therapy


  • Master Diploma


    Many of our graduates wish to continue with us for Professional Continued Development courses and we have been constantly asked about progression routes from our Level 5 Advanced Diploma.  Previously the traditional route has always been University.  Over the past 3 years we have been running a Level 6 course that encompasses all of the Level 5 modules, plus our Advanced Myofascial Training, Sport & Exercise Therapy, Clinical Massage and Advanced Electrotherapy.

    We do not believe there is any course in the UK that matches this one for content, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

    You will need access to a computer and internet for research purposes and we provide access to our online learning platform.

    For a complete breakdown of all the modules, please click here.


    Entry Requirements

    Level 6 Educational Criteria

    Level 6 qualifications recognise a specialist high level knowledge of an area of work or study to enable the use of an individual’s own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the achievement of a high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions. Level 6 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Bachelor’s degrees with honours, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas.

    Whilst this is a vocational qualification it does require a great deal of higher level learning, including research methods and dissertation writing, as you would expect with a Degree level qualification.

    We will consider applications from candidates without the entry requirements as we can provide an Access Courses.

    Payment can be made in full with a 10% discount, or with a £1,000 deposit. Payments can be made online or by calling us on.


    What qualifications do I achieve on this course?

    Successful candidates will achieve the following:

    • – AHG Level 6 Masters Diploma in Advanced Clinical Sports Therapy
    • – AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports & Exercise Therapy
    • – AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy
    • – Additional Level 4 Sports Massage qualification is available if required


    What associations can I join with this qualification?

    • Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)
    • British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
    • International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
    • CNHC Sports Therapy Register


    How long is the Diploma course?

    This course has a maximum duration of 4 years from the time of enrolment. As this course is run in a modular format the practical sessions are taken at any time throughout the year.

  • Content & Modules

    Practical Content

    • Sports Massage
    • Soft Tissue Techniques including Trigger Points, Soft Tissue Release, Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Deep Transverse Frictions
    • Myofascial Release including Postural Restructuring, Athletic Performance, Deep MFR
    • Muscle Energy Techniques – PIR, RI, PNF
    • Peripheral & Vertebral Mobilisation Techniques
    • Orthopaedic Assessments including Special Tests, Range of Movement, Strength
    • Sports Physiology
    • Sports Psychology
    • Sports Biomechanics
    • Fitness Training
    • Fitness Testing
    • Planning Training
    • Training Programmes
    • Gait Analysis
    • Electrotherapy including Ultrasound, Interferential, Combination Therapy, Micro Current
    • Sports First Aid including CPR, Trauma Care, AED, Pitchside
    • Taping including Athletic and Kinesiology
    • Marketing for Sports Therapists
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Spinal Pathologies
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Pathologies
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hip and Thigh Pathologies
    • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Arm, Hand and Wrist Pathologies
    • Treatment of Neck and Shoulder Pathologies
    • Lymphatic Draining Massage
    • Pathology

    As well as the practical modules above, there is a considerable amount of home study and a dissertation to complete. Additionally recorded case studies are required.



    2018 dates – each course code i.e. INT0218 is a complete module.  Module 1 has to be completed first, and then modules can be taken in any order.

    Module 1 – Advanced Clinical Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation

    Intensive: One week (Monday to Friday) for 6 consecutive weeks.
    INT0218: February 5th to 9th; 12th to 16th; 19th to 23rd; 26th to March 2nd; March 5th to 9th; 12th to 16th.

    Monthly: One week (Monday to Friday) per month for 6 months.
    MON0318: March 5th to 9th; April 9th to 13th; May 14th to 18th; June 4th to 8th; July 2nd to 6th; August 6th to 10th.

    MON1018: October 1st to 5th; November 5th to 9th; December 3rd to 7th; January 7th to 11th, 2019; February 4th to 8th; March 4th to 8th.

    Weekends: One weekend per month for 15 months.
    WKD0218: 17th/18th Feb; 17th/18th March; 14th/15th April; 19th/20th May; 16th/17th June; 14th/15th July; 18th/19th August; 15th/16th September; 20th/21st October; 17th/18th November; 15th/16th December; 19th/20th January 2019; 16th/17th February.

    Module 2  – Advanced Myofascial Release

    Weekdays: One week per month for 2 months.
    AMFR1: June 11th to 15th and July 9th to 13th.

    Module 3 – Medical Acupuncture

    Module 4 – Sports Nutrition

    Online only.

    Module 5 –  Sports Trauma Management

    STM1: March 10th & 11th.

    Module 6 –  Sports Psychology

    Online only.

    Module 7 –  Lymphatic Drainage


    Module 8 – Sports Injuries


    Module 9 – Research and Dissertation

    Online only.

  • Sports Therapy Degree

    One of the main questions we are asked is “Do I need a degree to be a sports therapist?”, and the answer is “No”.

    The Sports Therapy diploma has been around for almost 40 years, and has always been aimed at getting its graduates either into work in sport or in private practice.  The first Sports Therapy degree was set up in the mid 90’s, and heavily weighted in academia.  Indeed Active Health Group have trained many degree graduates (of both Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy) who have decided to use our Level 5 courses as their ‘post-graduate’ training to gain the valuable hands-on soft tissue skills that we teach, and that are essential for this industry.

    Whilst experience has told us that you do not need a degree to work as a sports therapist, we understand that some people would like the challenge of undertaking a degree course.   For AHG graduates that want the traditional degree, Newcastle College offer a Top-up degree, which is one year in duration.

    As of 2017 the average cost of undertaking a full University Degree is £32,000.

    With a progression route in mind, we also developed our own, which is the Level 6 Masters Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy.   Unlike traditional university degrees, our Level 6 is a hands-on vocational programme, which builds on the Level 5 Advanced Diploma and includes our highly regarded Diploma in Myofascial Release.

    Average time for completion of the AHG Level 6 is 2 years.

  • Cost & Dates

    Cost – £6,995.00

    Pay in full. Total – £5,945.00  (15% discount for full payment)

    Pay in instalments. £1000 deposit. Total – £6,995.00

    If you hold any other AHG qualifications, please contact us and we will be able to give you an accurate quote for the course fee.



    Please see the individual modules for dates.

    To book you will need to talk with our Training Director, Richard Johnson. He will discuss your suitability, entry requirements, accreditation for prior learning and course dates. Please click here to send him an email.