Course Overview

The main aim of the ITEC Level 3 certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the main practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy in a sporting environment such as a leisure centre, sports club or competitive teams.

The course involves:

  • The practical application of sports massage
  • Functional anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Applying sports specific massage methods

Palpation skills to analyse posture and range of movement.

Candidates will benefit from:

  • Fully equipped, modern facilities, which cater for all students practical needs, including a steady supply of clients for student case studies and work experience
  • The opportunity to have work experience with professional teams and athletes in professional environments
  • All staff are fully experienced, enthusiastic and have a high level of industry knowledge
  • Opportunities to develop transferable skills: reception skills, communication skills, consultation skills
  • Links with Bridgwater Cricket Club

Assessment Methods

  • Multiple choice examinations
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies

Progression Options


  • Sports Massage Level 4
  • Sports massage therapist in a beauty salon, spa, leisure club or sports club
  • Complementary therapist
  • Health farms
  • Cruise liners
  • Self-employed sports massage therapist

Course Summary

Course Title Sports Massage Therapy Level 3
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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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