Sport Massage Academy

Alumni Programme

Once you've finished your course, we appreciate that you'll need some help and along the way to turn your qualification into a successful career. Our Alumni programme offers a range of resources, support, job opportunities & discounts.

Membership of the programme is free forever and automatic from the day you qualify.

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Support - Advice Service

We'll teach you about a range of conditions which you'll encounter on a regular basis, but there will be lots more you've never even heard of. Our experienced tutors are on hand to offer you advice on tricky clients or conditions, CPD opportunities, marketing, accounting and even your tax return.

Resources - Everything you need

We pride ourselves in giving you all the tools required for the job. On graduation, you are given access to templates for client record cards, risk assessments, policies, simple accounting, marketing materials and more.

Job Opportunities - Earning potential and world class experience

Our graduates are in demand from employers, sports clubs & teams, event organisers and more. We arrange paid work with our partners exclusively for our graduates. We've done everything from 5k races to international strongman competitions, allowing our graduates to put their skills to use whilst earning or getting to handle elite athletes.

Discounts - Increasing your bottom line

We work hard to ensure running your business is as profitable as possible:

Graduate of the Month

Jess Andrews - September 2021

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy


I come from an Equestrian background and completed my first degree in Equine Sports Science. I have always had a passion for therapy and originally had the desire to work as an Equine Physio. My first job role was a Physiotherapy Assistant where I had the opportunity to go on to complete my second degree in Physiotherapy. Currently I work as a Band 5 Physio within a community therapy team, supporting housebound patients to remain safe at home by preserving their independence, strength and mobility.

After a horse riding accident several years ago I have suffered with chronic pain. This has aided my ability to relate and empathise with clients. I understand how pain affects daily function and mental wellbeing. Having attended many therapy appointments myself I came to appreciate the benefits of Sports Massage which gave me the drive to train in it myself.

How have you used your new qualification?

Since qualifying in May 2021 I have been developing my own business - JA Sports Massage. This is mainly based at home but I also offer a mobile service. Shortly after qualifying I completed a CDP course in Myofascial decompression cupping. I have the drive to keep learning and I have future plans to complete the Kinesiology Taping course and have just started the level 4 certificate in sports massage therapy with the Academy in Sheffield.

The course has provided me with the skills to treat my family and friends as well as fellow horse riders at my yard. I have gone on to build my client base which continues to grow through word of mouth. I am very excited to say I have used my qualification to volunteer massaging runners at the London Marathon in October 2021, which will be an amazing experience. I can also proudly say I have recently been taken on as Bakewell Rugby Club's physio/massage therapist, treating players on training nights and match days.

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What did you think of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?

I am extremely glad I made the decision to complete my training with the Sports Massage Academy. They really stood out when I was looking into choosing a course. I previously found my physio degree extremely challenging and struggled with confidence. However, during the Sports Massage course I never once felt stressed or anxious and can truly say I enjoyed the training I received. Every session was thoroughly informative. I still cannot believe how much I learnt in such a small space of time and how much my confidence has grown because of this course.

My tutor Neil made everything seem so much less daunting and he was always available if I needed any advice. The support and resources available even after finishing the course are second to none.

For instance the free business webinars have been valuable and made it so easy to set up my business, which I never even dreamt I could do.

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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?

GO FOR IT!! - If you have a passion for sports/therapy/massage and find it rewarding to help people, do not hesitate to get started. You won't regret it. There are so many exciting opportunities waiting for you!

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