Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy) (QCF) Career Sport Fitness Academy

This qualification gives learners the knowledge, integrity, competency and proficiency to perform sports massage on a range of clients who have no underlying pathological conditions. Successful achievement of the qualification will allow the learner to gain employment within an organisational setting or alternatively in a self-employed environment.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to all

Course Structure

Mandatory Units:

  1. Anatomy and physiology for Sports Massage (T/602/5331) - this unit is worth 4 credits
  2. Applying sports massage techniques (A/602/5332) - this unit is worth 7 credits
  3. Assessing clients and treatment planning (R/602/5336) - this unit is worth 3 credits
  4. Assisting soft tissue repair (J/602/5334) - this unit is worth 2 credits
  5. Professional practice in sports massage (L/602/5335) - this unit is worth 2 credits
  6. Providing post-treatment care (A/602/5329) - this unit is worth 2 credits
  7. Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013) - this unit is worth 6 credits
  8. Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) - this unit is worth 4 credits


  • Courseework
  • Portfolio of Experiance
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment
  • Multiple Choice Examination

"CAREERSPORT FITNESS ACADEMY is the first company in Ireland to operate a dedicated professional service in training and recruitment exclusively for health, fitness, sport & leisure. The academy's vision is the ongoing commitment to assist individuals, companies and organisations within these sectors to achieve their goals through specialist services in training & recruitment. CareerSport Tutors & Recruitment Consultants are selected because of their extensive knowledge, professional experience and their proven track records in fitness, health, sport and leisure.

Training Values

  • Provides outstanding customer care is unique because we are committed to raising the Industry standards and setting a new benchmark for qualified fitness professionals.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy provides specialist advice in sports coaching – individual and team fitness, skills development programs and sports psychology including emotional intelligence.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy aim is to enhance the fitness and value of individuals and teams by providing the highest professional standards in teaching and coaching."
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