VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy | Loughborough College

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in
Sports Massage Therapy

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A practical course for anyone interested in how sports massage can benefit a range of clients, both physically and psychologically. You must have an interest in sport and a knowledge of anatomy and physiology would be an advantage; however, no previous massage qualifications are needed.

Each three-hour session covers the theory of massage techniques and anatomy taught in an interesting and hands-on way, giving the learner the necessary understanding for working on the human body.

Course Content

You will cover

  • anatomy and physiology
  • health and fitness
  • sports injury
  • health and safety
  • sports massage treatments - pre/post and preventative
  • client assessment

A useful course book to help you with your studies is Hands on Sports Therapy by Keith Ward. You will be expected to gain practical experience during the course, which should include some voluntary work at a sports club or at sports events.


Our industry-standard facilities and close working relationship with Loughborough University provides plenty of excellent opportunities in terms of potential clients. Previous students have had the opportunity to work with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, elite clubs, and professional sports people.

Our uniform is a College polo shirt (£20), black tracksuit bottoms, and trainers.

This course may be eligible for the new 24 Plus Advanced Learning Loan.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 19 years of age,
  • have an interest in a variety of sports and the human body,
  • and
  • have GCSE (or Functional Skills) English or Maths at grade C (or Level 2).

Progression Opportunities

You could progress on to the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or start your career as a mobile sports massage therapist or work with a sports team or in a clinic.

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Key Facts


  • September 2017

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time Evening Only (PT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 16/17QEH6231
  • 17/18QEH6231

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