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

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

Next start date:

See course calendar for full details


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


Five 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)

Dates (Part-time): see the course calendar (pdf 152kb)

For more information, e-mail [email protected].

How to apply

For all course and booking enquiries, please email [email protected] or call +44(0)1202 965012.

Additional information

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