Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to be able to provide sports massage (soft tissue therapy) to a range of clients who have no underlying pathological conditions.

On completion of the qualification, learners can apply for full membership of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).

STO membership enables registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for Complementary Healthcare, and entitles learners to use the title Registered Sports Massage Practitioner.



Suitable for

Those who wish to pursue a career in Sports Massage or Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers who are seeking to diversify their services to clients and increase their employment potential.

Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and sports massage
  • Principles of exercise and fitness
  • Sports massage techniques
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • Assisting tissue repair
  • Providing professional practice
  • Providing post-treatment care


Part-time face to face plus home study required


  • Multiple choice theory paper

  • Practical examination

  • Practical Treatment

  • Observed Client Consultation

  • Worksheets

Register of Exercise Professionals



Course Dates & Times


Providing Post-Treatment Care


Applying Sports Massage Techniques

Assisting Soft Tissue Repair


Professional Practice in Sports Massage


Assessing Clients and Treatment Planning


Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Massage


contact info@bpmactive.co.uk or call 07732427882 for details of next course dates


bpm active recommends that students have gained or working towards the

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Unit


Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

Comprehensive Elearning Package and Full Tutor Support





Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - £295

Sports Massage - £730

Prices includes certificates, assessments and manuals

Booking information

  • Download booking form and send a nonrefundable deposit of £100 made payable to bpm active to secure your place.

  • To pay by Credit Card call 0773 242 7882

Contact info@bpmactive.co.uk for Easy Pay Options