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

Lauren Evans - July 2020

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy


Prior to sports massage, most of my career was spent in recruitment, which definitely helped me in terms of having the confidence to have a chat with pretty much anyone, anywhere, anytime - whether they wanted to talk to me or not! In all seriousness though, I really enjoy meeting people and hearing about their lives, and working with them to help them achieve their goals, which has helped me in both my sports massage and weightlifting coaching!

How have you used your new qualification?

I run Down Signal Sports Massage, and I partner with two fantastic local businesses to deliver my services to clients - Compound Strength & Conditioning in Ruddington & The Body Project in West Bridgford/Keyworth. I offer sports massage, mobility and weightlifting coaching to an incredibly diverse range of clients, from weightlifters and functional fitness enthusiasts, to desk workers, manual workers and toddler-carriers! I have been lucky enough to work with and gain feedback from highly experienced sports therapists and elite athletes through my training, and this has really helped me to hone my skills and what I am bringing to the table for all of my clients. I've found sports massage to be hugely complementary to my work as a weightlifting coach, in helping people recover from their training well and prevent injury, which allows them to focus on getting stronger and improving their performance on the platform.

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

The Sports Massage Academy tutors have been incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, the training given prepared me for both the realities of working with clients and running my business. What surprised me most was the aftercare support - when COVID-19 hit as a new practitioner, and we were handed that huge government guidance document, I felt pretty lost and wasn't sure how to ensure I was compliant. The SMA worked tirelessly to interpret the information and put together a set of relevant guidelines and best practice considerations for our graduate network so I was able to get straight back to work much more quickly! I find the Academy's commitment to not just getting people through their certificates, but also to support them to be successful therapists really impressive! I use the alumni group for any questions that I have and being networked with other graduates is really helpful too.
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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?

Listen, learn and practice as much as you can! Develop your own skills and knowledge as much as possible outside the qualification, and ask experienced people for help, feedback and advice, as they are often really willing to assist you! Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and be confident in your own abilities, while remaining honest about your limits, you don't need to "know it all" to be a great therapist who can help people and make a difference to their lives.

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