Clinical Sports Massage

SCQF Level 8

SQA Accredited


A thorough, comprehensive course, which enables you to provide

proficient sports massage treatments.


Gain invaluable experience at athletic events with your tutor

About the Course

Excel as a Sports Massage Therapist


Uniquely, you will go to events such as the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and Cateran Yomp and provide sports massage treatments to the participants, under direct mentoring of your tutor, Denise. This provides invaluable experience.

Placements with local athletic clubs can be offered too.

Denise your tutor, has exceptional experience and is a passionate sports massage tutor. She was the resident sports massage therapist for Riverdance when they visited Glasgow. Denise has also been a sports massage therapist for Caledonia Gladiators basketball team, Vodacom Bulls from South Africa when they had a match in Glasgow and Queens Park Ladies football team. Denise is also the resident sports massage therapist for Shotts Bon Accord Academy.

Our passion is to deliver the course which enables you to be the best sports massage therapist possible.

Be applicable to join the most prominent membership association for this therapy (Sports Massage Association) as a student member whilst training and as a full member post qualification.


The course includes


Advanced sports massage techniques

Pre, during and post event sports massage

Hot and cold treatment

Subjective and objective assessment


Needs of differing athletic groups

Muscle energy techniques (MET)

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)

Soft tissue release (STR)

Neuromuscular techniques (NMT)

Trigger point release (TPR)

Positional release technique (PRT)

Myofascial release(MFR)

Preventative massage treatment

Providing treatments to external clients during the teaching days.

Treatment plans and much more!

Course Dates



Sports Massage Dates 2024






09/06/24 – (Cateran Yomp)







Each in class teaching day runs from
10 am to 6 pm








25/05/25 EMF



Each in class teaching day runs from
10 am to 6 pm


Assessments / Graduates




The qualification is assessed by continuous assessment. There will also be practical assessments, which will be held on the teaching days and case studies to complete in your own time. 100 treatments will be performed throughout the course.




Graduates will be given formal recognition of their work.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can join the Sports Massage Association as a full member. This is the leading membership association for this therapy. As the course is recognised, you can have your pick of membership associations.

Very uniquely, we offer lifetime graduate support. Graduates are encouraged to contact the school with any therapy or business related query they may have.




In the unfortunate event that students fall ill during the course, we can offer a flexible learning plan whereby you can come back on to the course the next year and at no extra charge. Missed days for whatever reason can be made up at another one of our venues.


Entry Requirements / Fees



Entry Requirements

Our Level 8 Swedish Massage Therapy graduates can enjoy direct entry on to the course. We want you to get the most out of this thorough, high level qualification. We will consider qualified massage therapists from other training providers, subject to an additional short course and assessment.


£970 if paying in full with the application

or £1010 if paying by instalments

A £250 deposit is required to secure your place


If you would like to apply for the 

Clinical Sports Massage Course

Please find the application form below

Application Form - Clinical Sports Massage Course

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