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Future Fit Traning

Level 4 Sports Massage Course

This course comprises all of the required elements needed to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries for adults

COURSE TYPEBlended learning
LOCATIONSPortsmouth, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow
QUALIFICATIONLevel 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Course Overview

On completion of this course, a learner can gain employment or become self-employed as a sports massage therapist. In addition to this, it can be an extra service and/or product to offer clients as part of a Personal Trainer business. This course enables qualified learners to work with injured clients and those with patterns of dysfunction as well as healthy clients.   

The course covers practical application of both subjective and objective client assessment. As well as provide sports massage techniques to manage and/or prevent injury, including treatments to support the repair of soft tissue. Assessments across the course incorporate portfolio completion and practical observations. 

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Course Contents

Conducting subjective and objective assessments
You will learn to identify and explain the functions of bones and soft tissues at major joints. You will understand how client information influences treatment planning and recognise the effects of anatomy, physiology, and pathology on human function. You will also learn to conduct thorough subjective and objective assessments and devise effective massage treatment plans.
Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
You will understand the principles of soft tissue techniques used in sports massage. You will learn to apply a range of soft tissue techniques, including soft tissue release, connective tissue, corrective frictions (transverse), trigger points, and muscle energy techniques. You will gain the skills to prepare clients for soft tissue techniques, monitor tissue response, adapt techniques to meet clients' needs, evaluate the effectiveness of treatments, and provide appropriate aftercare advice.
Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
You will understand the different aims and treatment protocols to support soft tissue repair during the acute, sub-acute, and chronic stages of injury. You will learn about the physiological and neurological effects, methods of application, contraindications, and potential adverse reactions when using cryotherapy and heat treatments during the soft tissue repair process. Additionally, you will understand the appropriate actions to take in the event of an adverse reaction to these treatment modalities.

Learning & Assessment

Much of this course will be taught through our award-winning and flexible e-learning platforms. Our expert Sports Massage tutors lead 4 days of practical face-to-face learning which gives our learners the ability to learn through doing rather than from a textbook. We believe that this approach to learning sets our training above the rest and will give out graduates the much-needed confidence to form a successful career in this industry.

There is a high volume of resources available for learners across our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.


  • Digital portfolio
  • Face to face practical assessment

Why choose the Level 4 Sports Massage Course

This course is built and taught by industry experts and is the perfect springboard into the industry of Sports Massage. You will be armed with the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver and evaluate sports massage treatments for the general public and for athletes alike.

This is a full package course that will set you up to start a career in Sports Massage. With the learning and practical experience you will gain and a complimentary massage couch included in the course, you are truly set up to build your business.

Don't just take our word for it...

Fees & Payment Options

We believe that world-class training should be accessible to everyone no matter their financial circumstances, so we’ve developed a range of payment options to suit you.

From 0% finance to paying in full, you can reach your career goal and leave a lasting legacy in the health and fitness industry.

*Finance Terms & Conditions

Pay in fullPay the full amount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.
0% finance*Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*
Deposit & balancePut down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.
FlexPayPut down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Understanding the Buying Process

Are you considering investing in your fitness career and enrolling in a course with Future Fit Training but unsure about the process? Follow our step-by-step guide on buying your very own course.

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    Download a Price Guide

    Visit our Price Guide page to fill in a few details and we will send you our digital Price Guide. This guide contains all the information you need to help inform your decisions when it comes to buying a course. Get information on prices, our courses & our business.

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    Chat to a Career Advisor

    Once you have received your Price Guide, one of our friendly career advisors will be in touch to speak you through your requirements & answer any questions. They will be your assigned advisor and will be able to help you every step of the way.

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    Discuss Courses & Payment Solutions

    Your Career Advisor will be able to build a package that encompasses all the skills you need to reach your career or personal goals. They will listen to your needs and create a bespoke training plan based on them. They will also discuss payment options and work with you to come up with a solution that works for you.

  4. 4

    Let's go

    Once you and your Career Advisor have agreed on the perfect course and payment option for you, you can enrol straight away. They will talk you through all the ins & outs as well as get your payment set up.

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    Start Learning!

    After completing the enrollment process and setting up your payment solution, you will gain immediate access to your training materials through our specially designed learning platform, Flex. Whether you’re on the move or at home, use this platform to commence your training right away!

Specialist Sports Massage Careers

With the specialist units and training that this course provides, you will be able to offer both a wider spectrum of services to your existing PT client base or supply bespoke sports massage therapy. Either can be offered as an employed or self-employed sports massage therapist. In addition to this, you will be able to obtain the relevant insurance and apply for membership to organisations such as the Sports Therapy Association.

You will have the skill set to work with clients who have a range of dysfunctional tissue issues in settings such as pre/post and intra event roles as well as maintenance massage services.

Enhance your Career

At Future Fit Training, we’ll help you not only obtain a qualification but build a career, enhancing your learning and development and building your confidence with further courses, training and a lifetime of ongoing support.

  • Career-boosting courses
  • Expert support, and guidance
  • Business and career development advice

To train and qualify with Future Fit is to become part of the family. To benefit from nearly 30 years of forging the finest health and fitness professionals. Why trust your training with anyone else?

Course Dates & Locations

We have over 40 venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in LondonBirminghamPortsmouth and Manchester.

To find a course near you, download the price guide and speak to one of our experienced careers advisors.

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Third Space Canary Wharf
Third Space Canary Wharf Third Space Canary Wharf, Upper Level 2, 16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER Personal Training, Pilates, Sports Massage
Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club
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Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB Pilates, Sports Massage
Nuffield Health Bristol (Clifton)
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Nuffield Health Bristol (Clifton) Nuffield Bristol, Clifton Pavillion, 83 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1QS Pilates, Sports Massage, Strength & Conditioning
Jubilee Hall
Jubilee Hall 30 The Piazza, London, WC2E 8BE Personal Training, Sports Massage


We stand out above the rest

Leaders in our fieldWe are recognised as the UK's #1 Training Provider by employers and awarding bodies alike. We won't compromise on quality. Ever.
Lifetime SupportOur dedicated Student Support team are on hand throughout your training journey and after you qualify to help you launch your career with confidence.
World-Class TrainingOur courses contain more content and practical learning than the rest. Outperform with qualifications that go further.
More than 50,000 students trainedOver the course of 28 successful years, we've trained and qualified over 50,000 students across the country.

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I study with Future Fit because of their long-standing reputation within the health & fitness sector. Widely trusted by professional coaches it was the only provider I would know could lead me to where I wanted to go & support me ongoing in my career. 

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