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ProActive Training ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time; Part-time; Block release; Day release; Evening only

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Tel: 0207 815 7500

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This intensive 6-day course offers candidates a fantastic opportunity to gain an ITEC accredited Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. This qualification is widely recognised and will enable individuals to practise independently as a Sports Massage Therapist. It is widely recognised as a robust and very well respected qualification which arms candidates with the necessary skills to work in a professional sporting arena or in private practice from the moment they qualify.

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Individuals who have qualified through ProActive Training have gone on to pursue careers on a sporting platform including positions with Arsenal FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Aston Villa FC, Middlesbrough FC, USA Track and Field, Middlesbrough FC, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Association, London Triathlon, Harlequins RFC and many more.

The qualification also enables students to work in private practice as a Sports Massage Therapist with up to £1million insurance and many of our students have gone on to start their own practice and have grown very successful businesses. The course will enable students to work in private practice as a Sports Massage Therapist for up to £1 million of insurance from the moment they qualify.

The qualification is internationally recognised allowing students the freedom to work in countries across the globe.

All our courses are taught by practising Physiotherapists or Osteopaths who are also qualified Sports Massage Therapists with years of industry experience. This level of tuition and expertise is unmatched by other training providers and our 98% first-time pass rate is testament to this high calibre of teaching.

We aim to keep to tuition as hands-on as possible covering over 35 sporting injuries, including the following areas:

  • All massage techniques, including deep friction
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET’s)
  • Joint mobilisation techniques
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • PNF stretching
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Orthopaedic testing
  • Trigger pointing/Neuromuscular techniques
  • Passive stretching
  • Extensive rehabilitation and exercise prescription
  • Pre and post event massage




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We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

The courses is taught through classroom delivery and practical demonstrations. You'll practice on fellow course participants and complete home study and work packs, a work log, a practical assessment and one written assessment paper.

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sport Scientists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches and qualified Fitness Professionals are all eligible to apply.
  • You will need a friendly mature attitude, good communication skills and take pride in your personal appearance.
  • You must be 100% committed to the course duration.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

How to apply

Please apply directly through the ProActive Training.





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Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

Prepare to start

All participants will be given details about the course prior to attending, including; the time, location and course structure of the day.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.


Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

The course cost is £550.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0207 815 7500

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