Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

The aim of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries.

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.

Course Content:

To provide learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to:

  • Understand the clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning.
  • Conduct objective physical assessments.
  • Understand the purpose of neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques in sports massage and the skills to be able to apply effective neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques.
  • Utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients.
  • Understand treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair


  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Assignment

Professional associations (PAs)

There are a number of professional associations (PAs) that offer membership to qualified (post graduate) sports massage therapists.

Individual PAs often have their own membership entry requirements that can include such as :

  • A minimum period of time over which a course/qualification is completed
  • The method of course delivery.
  • A logbook to evidence student practise hours.
  • A First Aid qualification.
  • An annual log of Continuing Professional Development hours (CPD).

This list is not necessarily complete and learners are advised to check the requirements of a specific PA they may like to join post qualification.