Qualified massage therapist working with a client on HFE's sport massage courses
HFE's leading sports massage tutor working with a client on course
Qualified massage therapist working with a client on HFE's sport massage courses

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Sports Massage Courses

We're setting the benchmark by creating the industry's best sports massage therapists and bodywork experts.

  • Qualified sports massage therapist working with a client Qualified sports massage therapist working with a client

    Essentials Sports Massage Therapist

    £1250.00

    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
      • Anatomy for Sports Massage

    Key Content

    • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Sports Massage
    • Soft Tissue Injury and Dysfunction
    • Massage and Stretch Techniques for Specific Muscles
    • Planning and Evaluating Sports Massage
    • Principles and Benefits of Massage Techniques
    • History and Development of Sports Massage
    • Massage Environments and Equipment

    Extras

    • 25% Songbird Naturals discount
    • CV Connect
    • Discounted REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 10-12 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1187.50 5% discount £62.50
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £195 and 5 x £191 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £1250
    • Military approved

      Enhanced Learning Credits Resettlement Contact our Careers Team for more information
  • Qualified sports massage therapist working on the legs of an athlete client

    Sports Massage and Personal Training

    £2715.00

    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
      • Anatomy for Sports Massage

    Key Content

    • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Sports Massage
    • Advanced Gym-Based Training and Programming Methods
    • Nutrition for Exercise, Health and Fitness
    • Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
    • Core Stability, Flexibility and Mobility Training
    • Soft Tissue Injury and Dysfunction
    • Massage and Stretch Techniques for Specific Muscles

    Extras

    • 25% Songbird Naturals discount
    • CV Connect
    • Discounted REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 22-44 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £2579.25 5% discount £135.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £415 and 5 x £410 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2715
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £210 and 11 x £205 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2715
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  • Songbird Naturals have partnered with HFE on their sports massage courses Songbird Naturals are proud supporters of HFE's sports massage courses
    Songbird Naturals have partnered with HFE on their sports massage courses Songbird Naturals are proud supporters of HFE's sports massage courses

    Songbird Naturals

    We've partnered with one of the most established and respected suppliers of premium massage waxes and balms.

    Exclusive 25% Discount

    HFE sports massage students and graduates get 25% off a range of massage products when they create a Songbird account.

  • CV Connect is HFE's exclusive way to connect graduates directly with employers CV Connect is HFE's exclusive way to connect graduates directly with employers
    CV Connect is HFE's exclusive way to connect graduates directly with employers

    CV Connect

    As soon as you complete a course with HFE you'll unlock CV Connect, the new way to instantly connect you directly with the UK's leading gyms and health clubs.

    Get Connected

    Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting the employers in your area and pressing send.

  • HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support
    HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support

    Career Support

    Our tutors have been there and seen it all before, so they're in prime position to guide you as you begin your sports massage journey.

    12 Months of Expert Guidance

    The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.

One Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

Whether you're planning on working on a self-employed basis for a health club operator or sports team, there's never a shortage of opportunities for skilled massage therapists.

HFE graduates work with David Lloyd clubs across the countryHFE graduates work at Nuffield Health facilities across the countryHFE graduates work at Bannatyne gyms and health clubs across the country
HFE graduates work with leading budget gym chain Xercise4LessHFE graduates work with popular fitness brand PureGym

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  • Sports Massage

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Hyde
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    Village Hotel Hyde
    Captain Clarke Road
    , Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 4QG

    12-13 Oct / 26-27 Oct / 9-10 Nov (2019)

    £1250.00

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    London – Raynes Park
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    David Lloyd Raynes Park
    Bushey Road
    , London, Greater London, SW20 8TE

    16-17 / 30 Nov-1 Dec / 14-15 Dec (2019)

    £1250.00

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    Manchester – Hyde
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    Village Hotel Hyde
    Captain Clarke Road
    , Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 4QG

    1-2 Feb / 15-16 Feb / 29 Feb-1 Mar (2020)

    £1250.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    7-8 Mar / 21-22 Mar / 4-5 Apr (2020)

    £1250.00

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    Cardiff – Llanishen
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    Bannatyne Health Club & Spa
    Parc Ty Glass
    , Cardiff, South Wales, CF145DU

    4-5 April / 18-19 April / 2-3 May (2020)

    £1250.00

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    Birmingham – City Centre
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    Bannatyne Health Club
    42/44 Priory Queensway
    , Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7LA

    18-19 April / 2-3 May / 16-17 May (2020)

    £1250.00

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    Manchester – Hyde
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    Village Hotel Hyde
    Captain Clarke Road
    , Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 4QG

    25-26 Apr / 9-10 May / 23-24 May (2020)

    £1250.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    30-31 May / 13-14 June / 27-28 June (2020)

    £1250.00

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    Birmingham – City Centre
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    Bannatyne Health Club
    42/44 Priory Queensway
    , Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7LA

    11-12 July / 25-26 July / 8-9 Aug (2020)

    £1250.00

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    Cardiff – Llanishen
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    Bannatyne Health Club & Spa
    Parc Ty Glass
    , Cardiff, South Wales, CF145DU

    11-12 July / 25-26 July / 8-9 August (2020)

    £1250.00

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  • Gym Instructor

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Durham
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    Bannatyne Health Club
    County Grounds, Chester-le-Street
    , Durham, County Durham, DH3 3SH

    7-8 Sept / 21-22 Sept (2019)

    £545.00

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    Warrington
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    David Lloyd Warrington
    Cromwell Avenue South
    , Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1HH

    7-8 Sept / 21-22 Sept (2019)

    £545.00

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    London – Hampton
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    David Lloyd Hampton
    Staines Road, Hampton
    , Twickenham, Greater London, TW2 5JD

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept (2019)

    £545.00

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    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept (2019)

    £545.00

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    York
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    David Lloyd York
    St John's Playing Field
    , York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3LG

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept (2019)

    £545.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct (2019)

    £545.00

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    Brighton
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    David Lloyd Brighton
    Brighton Marina Village
    , Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5UF

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct (2019)

    £545.00

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    Preston
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    Preston Marriott Hotel
    Garstang Road
    , Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct (2019)

    £545.00

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    Leeds
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    David Lloyd Leeds
    Tongue Lane
    , Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4QW

    5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct (2019)

    £545.00

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    Bath
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    Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
    North Parade Road
    , Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

    5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct (2019)

    £545.00

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  • Personal Training

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Walsall
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    Village Hotel Walsall
    Tempus Drive
    , Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 8TJ

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept / 12-13 Oct (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Doncaster – Adwick
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    Adwick Leisure Centre
    Welfare Road
    , Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 7QF

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept / 12-13 Oct (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Nottingham – Central
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    David Lloyd Nottingham
    Aspley Lane
    , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 5AR

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Durham
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    Bannatyne Health Club
    County Grounds, Chester-le-Street
    , Durham, County Durham, DH3 3SH

    5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct / 2-3 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Warrington
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    David Lloyd Warrington
    Cromwell Avenue South
    , Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1HH

    5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct / 2-3 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    12-13 Oct / 26-27 Oct / 9-10 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Cardiff
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    Village Hotel Cardiff
    29 Pendwyallt Road
    , Cardiff, South Wales, CF14 7EF

    12-13 Oct / 26-27 Oct / 9-10 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Brighton
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    David Lloyd Brighton
    Brighton Marina Village
    , Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5UF

    19-20 Oct / 2-3 Nov / 16-17 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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    Preston
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    Preston Marriott Hotel
    Garstang Road
    , Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB

    19-20 Oct / 2-3 Nov / 16-17 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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    York
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    David Lloyd York
    St John's Playing Field
    , York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3LG

    26-27 Oct / 9-10 Nov / 23-24 Nov (2019)

    £1110.00

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You Deserve the Best

Preparation is key to success. Prime your career as a professional bodyworker with our extensive range of sports massage resources, expert tutors and passionate support.

Your Route to Sports Massage Success

We're with you every step of the way. Fanatical support, excellent resources and real employment opportunities as standard.

Home Study

Personalised Tutor Support

Unlimited phone and email support at your fingertips

Student Manuals

Print and digital sports massage manuals, via the HFE app, available as standard

Mock Tests

An extensive range of tests to prepare you for your theory exams

Online Video Lectures

Go in-depth and get the online classroom experience at home

Face-to-Face

Theory Workshops

Maximise your knowledge with the help of our expert course tutors

Practical Massage Therapy Workshops

Discover how to apply your newfound knowledge in a live sports massage environment

Complete Assessments

Throughout your course you'll complete online, theory and practical assessments

Achieve Qualification

Upon completion of the programme, you'll be awarded with an internationally-recognised qualification

Career Progression

CV Connect

Our sports massage graduates get the exclusive opportunity to put their CV in front of 1000s of employers

Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it

Partner Support

We've secured a range of exclusive discounts on insurance, supplements, massage wax and more

FAQs

From venues to practical skills, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about our sports massage courses.

Do you run sports massage courses near me?

For maximum flexibility, our courses utilise the blended learning model. This involves a period of home study which incorporates access to our online student platform LES (the Learner Engagement System), revising from your bespoke manuals and access via phone and email to your personal support tutor.

During this time, you'll also experience practical training at a leading health and fitness facility in the UK.

Currently, we deliver our sports massage courses in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff at David Lloyd, Village Gym and Bannatyne clubs. Over the coming months, we also have plans to add even more venues.

A full list of venues, including their facilities and accessibility, as well as travel information, can be found on Venues page.

How do I become a sports massage therapist?

The big question. The simple answer is, to become a fully qualified sports massage therapist you'll need the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. This can either be done standalone or combined with the Level 3 Personal Training Diploma to create the Sports Massage and Personal Training package.

In our experience, sports massage is an incredibly rewarding on its own, but many fitness professionals choose to combine it with our disciplines. The most popular is personal training, but yoga and Pilates are also viable professions to combine sports massage with.

To discover more about the profession of sports massage and the qualities you'll need to possess before embarking on a rewarding journey, you can read our in-depth career guide.

What conditions can you treat with sports massage?

Sports massage is highly effective at treating soft tissue injuries and dysfunction. It's this broad application that keeps massage therapists well employed and allows them to help a wide variety of people in a range of situations.

A few commonly occurring injuries are shin splints, tennis elbow, rotator cuff impingement, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Our course is designed to educate you about these various conditions and most importantly, will empower you to diagnose the condition and deliver an effective plan of action for treatment.

What opportunities are available after I complete my course?

As soon as you complete your sports massage course, you'll unlock CV Connect within LES. This game-changing platform directly connects you with the country's biggest active leisure employers including Pure Gym, David Lloyd, JD Gyms, Life Fitness, Nuffield Health and hundreds more.

All you need to do is polish and upload your CV, select the employers you'd like to work with and that's it. We'll pass your CV along and if employers like what they see, they'll contact you directly.

The freelance, self-employed route is also incredibly viable. As a qualified therapist, you could set up your own practice or clinic or work for an existing establishment. There's also a great demand for therapists to assist with competitive athletic events, such as marathons, triathlons and even Ironman.

Do I need any prior qualifications?

One of the many appealing aspects of a career in massage therapy is that there are no formal entry requirements. Essentially, everything you need to set you up for a successful career will be taught to you on course and provided in our learning materials.

It would be desirable if you did possess a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification (either Gym or Exercise to Music), but it's by no means a deal-breaker.

Our team of expert support tutors are here to help you, regardless of your prior experience or knowledge.

What type of support can I expect while studying sports massage?

We pride ourselves on delivering learner support without limits. Firstly, our Learner Engagement System has been built from the ground up with you in mind. You'll find a wealth of practice quizzes and innovative video lectures to guide you. This system is available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week and it can be accessed from any browser or device.

When you enrol you'll be assigned a dedicated support tutor. From Monday to Friday, they'll be available via email or phone to answer questions, guide your learning and hone your sports massage knowledge. This support is flexible, so it can be on an ad hoc basis or you'll be able to book in regular calls.

The important thing to remember is that you're never on your own when you're studying with HFE.

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    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

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    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Did ETM Level 2 recently and passed all assessments! Great tutor support for theory, very friendly and great educational materials for the course. My advice would be start theory revision and tests as soon as you can so it sinks in by the time practicals start.

    HelenMur

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I loved doing this course. It took me a while but thanks to the encouragement and support of my tutor and the rest of the amazing team I accomplished my goal of passing my course first time.

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    I have recently completed my Level 2 ETM Course with HFE and would highly recommend it to anyone. From the minute I signed up they have been amazing. There is so much online support and everyone is friendly and so helpful. The two weekends are awesome! You learn so much from these and I met two tutors who were both amazing.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I have just completed this course with HFE as a progression from the level 2 Gym Instructor cert. I have found the course excellent all round.

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