Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

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This qualification prepares you for working in the sports massage sector, dealing with injured clients. The course is delivered 1 night a week on Wednesday evening 5-9pm over 18 weeks. You will need to complete the Sports Massage Therapy Diploma Level 3 before undertaking this course.


Units / Modules

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology to work on post acute injury and pre existing conditions, dealing with musculo-skeletal and para-tendon injuries.

Three units include:

  • Conducting subjective and objective assessment;
  • Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury;
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

Career Progression

Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as either an employed or self-employed sports massage practitioner working with both injured clients and non-injured clients within organisations/facilities such as sports massage therapy/ osteopathic clinics, and sporting/fitness venues.

Course Details


18 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (Adult)

£738 plus exam fee of £73   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Labour Market

By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

School of Sport Science & Exercise
Leeds City College
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