Sports Massage Diploma

Welcome to the Sports Massage Diploma

Our sports massage diploma provides a fantastic insight into the world of sports massage.

The course will explore different aspects of sports massage therapy including the industry, massage anatomy, assessing the client, treatments, get started plus much more.

In order to complete the course candidates must do the following:

  • Read all course modules
  • Complete the final online exam

Good luck and we hope you enjoy the material!

Module 1 Sports Massage Introduction
Sports Massage Introduction
Unit 1 Sports Massage Therapy – What is this?
Unit 2 Evolution and Historical Facts
Unit 3 What It Is Like Being a Sports Massage Therapist
Unit 4 Medical teams and Sport Organisations

Module 2 Massage treatments
Massage treatments
Unit 1 Modification of Athletes’ Treatment
Unit 2 Timing of the Treatment
Unit 3 The Different Types of Advanced Strokes

Module 3 The Sports Massage Industry
This module covers the sports massage industry.
Unit 1 Private Practicing
Unit 2 What Sports Massage Therapists Should Know
Unit 3 Clinical Reasoning
Unit 4 Sports Massage Therapy Approaches

Module 4 Massage Anatomy
Learn why Anatomy Is Important For Massage Therapy.
Unit 1 How to Understand Anatomy
Unit 2 Categories of Force
Unit 3 Viscoelastic Tissue – Muscle
Unit 4 Types of Muscle Injuries
Unit 5 Tendons and Types of Tendon Injuries
Unit 6 Ligaments and Types of Ligament Injuries
Unit 7 Cartilage and Types of Cartilage Injuries
Unit 8 The Different Phases of Injury

Module 5 Assessing the client
Assessing the client
Unit 1 Performing Assessments
Unit 2 History of the Athlete – The Most Important Component of Assessment
Unit 3 Visual Analysis and Observations
Unit 4 Assessment of Posture
Unit 5 What is Palpation
Unit 6 Next Component of Assessment - Functional Testing
Unit 7 Testing the Athlete’s Active Range of Motion
Unit 8 Testing the Athlete’s Passive Range of Motion
Unit 9 What Is Resisted Isometric Motion
Unit 10 Performing Orthopedic Tests

Module 6 The Use of Specific Treatments
The Use of Specific Treatments
Unit 1 What Research in Massage Therapy Says
Unit 2 The Use of Specific Treatments

Module 7 The industry and getting started
The industry and getting started
Unit 1 Breaking into the Field of Sports Massage Therapy
Unit 2 Meeting with a Sports Medicine Staff Member

Module 8 Additional information
Additional information
Unit 1 Further Education and Additional Tips

Once you have gone through the course modules the next stage of the course is to complete the sports massage therapy exam.

Final Exam

To get to this stage you should now have completed all modules and be ready to take your final assessment.

We would strongly advise that you read through the entire course units more than once and make relevant notes where necessary ensuring that you have absorbed all the information.

Testing Areas

The final exam will contribute to 100% of your final grade awarded for that particular level of the course.

Each question will have a different format to it, from multiple-choice questions to questions selected from a word bank. Read each question carefully and answer to the best of your knowledge.


The pass mark at each level are identified below:

Fail – 0 – 69%

Pass – 70% or more

Marks will not be awarded for omitted answers.
Marks will not be deducted for incorrect or omitted answers as only positive marks are awarded for the test.
The final score will be the total of answers awarded for the thirty questions.
Answers will be marked according to accuracy, completeness, and relevance.

Test instructions

Read each question very carefully – There may be questions asking you to select the option that is incorrect and/or more than one answer to a question.

Answer each question – Do not leave any question blank as you will not be awarded any marks; however, you have a 1 in 4 chance of answering correctly if you at least attempt the question.

Work by process of elimination – If you are unsure of the answer to a question, first rule out any options that you know are definitely (or at least mostly sure) are incorrect and then select which you think is correct.

Please note, your results for the Final Assessment are automatically sent across to your tutors and they will be aware of your grades.

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IMPORTANT: Once you have completed ALL modules, please click on the test buttons below. You must pass these exams in order to obtain certifications for this course.

Please take the test by selecting the correct answers from each question presented. Please choose your answers carefully; you must score a minimum of 70% to pass the test and gain your final certifications.


Exam Results & Certifications

Digital certifications are issued within 7 – 12 working days.



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