Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF)

Active IQ Certification in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF) level 4 is on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The course aim is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction of pre-diagnosed injuries.

This course is suitable for adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in sports massage (soft tissue therapy) with adults. You’ll have the opportunity to practise on others, and should be prepared for other students on this course to practise on you.

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Key information

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


Six non-consecutive weekends

Entry requirements:

Prior acquisition of the level 3 massage certificate. Performing sports massage is a physical activity so it is important that you have a reasonable level of fitness.

Course details

Mandatory units

Learners must successfully complete three mandatory units (19 credits) to achieve the full qualification:

  1. Conducting subjective and objective assessment (D/506/7501)
  2. Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury (H/506/7502)
  3. Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair (K/506/7503)

Course Details

Course: Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF)

Cost BU: From £795

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How to apply

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Additional information

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