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.
Go to Alumni members area
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:
- 10% discount on any further courses with the sports massage academy, such as the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
- Discounts on essential equipment and supplies, such as massage tables and kinesiology tape.
- Discounted insurance with our partners Balens.
Graduate of the Month
Mat Edwards - June 2020
Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Working within the fitness industry since I was 19 I started my career at Nottingham Trent University as a fitness instructor. Here I got my first experience of working with injuries, helping a member after a serious lower-body trauma, creating him a rehabilitation & conditioning programme designed to help him walk unaided again. The feeling & appreciation I received was great & planted a seed.
Moving over to the University of Nottingham I instructed members on a 1-2-1 basis and offered nutritional advice. It was here I was able to use my conditioning qualifications to offer rehabilitation programmes for minor injuries which is something I developed a passion for.
During my time at the university, I suffered a serious ankle inversion sprain which was operated on leading to a fully ruptured lateral ankle ligament, retinaculum & part of my tibia all being removed. During a hard & unpredictable recovery, I decided to focus my attention on helping others who may be suffering from injuries & muscular imbalances, leading me to the Sports Massage Academy.
How have you used your new qualification?
After completing my level 3 diploma in 2017 I started my own business MSE Sports & Remedial Massage in Nottingham. At first, I ran a mobile-only business which worked very well. I was lucky enough to work with clients from all backgrounds & occupations including manual labourers, doctors & consultants, retirees, & elite athletes. Working with such a variety of clients was great for building my experience & knowledge.
In 2018 I went back to the Sports Massage Academy to complete my level 4 qualification. I would say this is the most beneficial course I have ever done, & I graduated feeling very confident I could implement all the skill I was taught.
I am now able to combine my skills from both sports massage & conditioning qualifications along with nearly 9 years of injury & rehabilitation experience to offer my clients great support & treatments all under one roof.
What did you think of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?
The Sports Massage Academy is by far the best training provider I have experienced. The knowledge I have gained is incredible & even though the qualifications are intense the support all the tutors provide creates a relaxed & enjoyable environment. They really have changed my career & my life.
Having the support of a great tutor is priceless & during both level 3 & 4 both tutors were fantastic. This has continued even after qualifying; as an example the team have provided invaluable support, advice & guidance throughout the Covid-19 pandemic which has been a lifesaver while our industry is closed.
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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?
Picking the Sports Massage Academy would be my first tip!
- Start with a first-class provider & this will reflect later in your career.
- Speak & liaise with other therapists to see if there is a niche in the market local to you which you can capitalise on.
- Continue learning & progressing as this will help develop yourself & your business making you stand out from others.
- Be prepared to go that extra mile as it will always pay you back in the end.
- Finally, enjoy it!
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