Sports Massage Level 3 (Active IQ)

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The course is geared specifically to those on health-related degrees and as such, there is a degree of assumed knowledge (in areas such as anatomy and physiology). This allows us to focus on the more applied aspects of the course; assessing clients and providing treatments.

Throughout the course you will complete a series of short-answer worksheets, sit a multiple choice anatomy test, and be observed providing massage treatments. Upon successful completion of the course, further progression onto the Level 4 course is available, where you examine a range of sports injuries and the role of massage in their treatment.

Students are strongly advised to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course, particularly the origins and insertions of muscles.

Why choose this course?

This qualification gives you the skills and confidence to provide sports massage treatments within a clinic setting or set up on your own as a freelance therapist. Throughout the intensive course you will learn how to:

  • Complete an assessment of the client’s needs
  • Learn a range of massage techniques
  • How these techniques can be applied in a range of scenarios including pre-event, inter-event and post-event

This course is run over 8 days, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 26th May – Friday 29th May and then Monday 1st June – Thursday 4th June 2020

Entry requirements...

If you are a student of the University of Hertfordshire you are eligible to attend this course. You must have a level 4 understanding of anatomy and physiology, in particular, origins and insertions of muscles.

This course is available to sport and exercise scientists, sports therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise specialists and personal trainers. Additional health practitioners will be considered if you contact the course leader (Dr Charlotte Gautrey).



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
26/05/202004/06/2020Tuesday 26th May - Friday 29th May 2020 and Monday 1st June - Thursday 4th June 2020£812.5Apply online

Teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods will include group and individual work, as well as supervised work, problem-based work, work-related learning, and workshops.