Level 4 Sports Massage Courses

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Course

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The Level 4 Sports Massage Course teaches the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy. It is suitable for Practitioners currently working in sport and Active Leisure. Training includes a range of basic and advanced sports massage techniques. Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments for the provision of future treatments.

Sports Massage Level 4 Course Outline

The course will cover the ITEC Sports Massage (Level 4 QCF) syllabus in formal lectures, practicals and class demonstrations, as well as home assignments.

Topics covered in this combined ITEC Sports Massage course include:

ITEC Sports Therapy (Level 4)

  • Regional Anatomy – study of constituent parts of a given body region.
  • Applied Anatomy – study of how the body parts function. individually and in relation to other body regions.
  • Origin, Insertion and Action of over 50 muscles.
  • Injuries – study of specific injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursa and bone.
  • Posture evaluation – how and what to observe for postural evaluation.
  • Regional Anatomy & Assessment.
  • Orthopaedic Testing & Injury Assessment.
  • The effect and application of Thermo (heat) & Cryotherapy (cold).
  • Treatment of acute & chronic injuries, including techniques such as:
    • Effective Deep Tissue Massage Techniques.
    • Neuro Muscular Technique (NMT).
    • Trigger Points.
    • Muscle Energy Technique (MET).
    • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
    • Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR).
    • Connective Tissue Massage (CTM).
    • Passive articulation of major joints (excl. spine).
  • A look at different types of exercises and stretching routines.
  • Sports Rehabilitation of the injured individual.

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Level 4 Sports Massage Objectives

After successfully completing the sports massage course, you will be able to:

  • Assess posture and understand common patterns of dysfunction.
  • Look at common syndromes and muscular imbalances.
  • Understand, as well as treat, common sports conditions using sports massage and a borad set of advanced skills.
  • Devise a  specific treatment plan to suit individual clients.
  • Prepare body tissues for a sporting event using sports massage.
  • Use sports massage techniques to assist an athlete following an activity.
  • Maintain body tissues in a healthy state in between sporting activities.
  • Advise on self-help and self-recovery through exercises and home instructions.

Prerequisites & Who is this course for?

The Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Level 3 is a prerequisite for students wishing to study Sports Massage Level 4.
The course will involve computer work and you will need access to a PC or laptop.
If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call us.

Level 4 Sports Massage Exam Specification

  • Completion of 5 x Case Studies + 5 x Follow-ups.
  • Completion of 20 x Additional Treatment Log.
  • Completion of 1 x Guided Home Assignment.
  • A practical examination lasting 1 hour.
  • In class assessment and examinations

Please note: 
If you would like to join a sports association, you may be required to have a minimum of 6 months training from the start of the course BEFORE you sit the final exam.

Course Details

Course Title
Sports Massage Course

10 days *Exam fee not included.

£1495.00 + £50 Exam

Qualification: Diploma

Bespoke Training

This course can be tailored to your requirements and run anywhere in the U.K.