Get Qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in Ireland

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Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage

OriGym's sports massage courses will give you the fundamental skills to help your clients with muscle soreness, aches, pains, injury rehabilitation and optimising sporting performance.

The sports massage therapy course is studied part time via blended learning, which perfectly combines practical group teaching with online learning via our innovative e-learning platform. 

Whether you're an existing fitness professional looking to expand your client demographic or looking to get into the industry for the first time, becoming a sports massage therapist has great opportunities for both paid and freelance roles. Find out more on OriGym's accredited sports massage course by submitting an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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Course Type:

Blended Learning

Course Length:

10 Weeks (Average)



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About the Course

The need for qualified sports massage therapists in Ireland has dramatically grown in recent years with more people focusing on health, fitness and wellbeing. Becoming a sports masseur, you will be able help treat clients to alleviate aches and pains as well as placing supporting measures to prevent and manage re-occurring injuries.

The sports massage course blends online learning for the theoretical components, which you can access from the comfort of your own home or on the commute. OriGym's award nominated e-learning platform, which is fully interactive, you will learn advanced anatomy, soft tissue dysfunction and how establish client treatment goals. Combined with practical workshops ran by experienced and highly qualified tutors you will get to grips with how to prepare a client for a sports massage and advance techniques in functional and energy massages.

How Recognised are your Sports Massage Courses?

OriGym has partnered with Focus Awards to expertly develop the sports massage qualification that meets Ofqual standards and in turn is recognised by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity). You can utilise the diploma in sports massage anywhere in Ireland or Internationally to find employment at clinics, health clubs, spas, sports club or to facilitate your existing freelance business. 

View our Sports Massage salary guide to find out more about career options and hourly rates when becoming a sports massage therapist.

The part-time sports massage courses are designed by a team of qualified sports masseurs with decades of experience in both teaching and delivery. It will give you the essential skills and esteem to embark on a new career working in a clinic or starting your own sports massage therapist business.

Course Info

Course Length: You can start the same day you enrol and it takes on average 10 weeks to complete the diploma.
Entry Requirements: You must be at least 16 years old to enrol, but no prior qualifications are required.
Accreditations: The Level 4 Sports Massage course is accredited by Focus Awards and recognised by CIMSPA
Cost: 1549 Euros with no hidden fees such as admin charges, certification, registration or examination re-sits.
Payment Options: You can pay monthly via finance on a 0% interest basis.
What You’ll Qualify With: When you complete your sports massage therapist course you will qualify with:

    • Focus Awards Diploma in Sports Massage
    • 10 CIMSPA Points

Find out more by submitting an enquiry today or downloading our latest prospectus here.


      This Level 4 sports massage course is fully recognised and accredited by the following bodies:

      • CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)
      • Awarded by Focus Awards, regulated governing body


      With the sports massage therapy qualification, you will have to undertake some theoretical and practical assessments for you to successfully pass the course. As you progress through the online course modules you will need to complete assignments or quizzes for each section which will comprise your coursework. You will then be able to complete your online theory assessment and book your practical assessment: 

      The assessment process for the Level 3 Sports Massage course with OriGym is as follows: 

      • Maintenance massage in a clinical environment – Practical – Pass Required
      • Pre and Post event massage - Practical – Pass Required
      • Sports Massage Coursework comprising of assignments and theoretical quizzes – All Modules Signed off

      OriGym offers 7 days per week expert distance tutor support for all sports massage students to help prepare you for the assessments and guidance with the coursework. 

      How You Will Learn

      OriGym’s innovative approach to learning involves you studying through a combination of practical based workshops and our multi-award nominated e-learning platform.

      Study through in house developed training videos, interactive learning and online quizzes that have been fully customised to maximise your learning experience.

      Attend practical based workshops, which run on weekends in small groups with a highly qualified tutor who specialises in teaching sports massage.


      In order for you to get enrolled and started on the part time sports massage courses you need to be at least 16 years old. Outside of this, you do not need to hold any other qualifications in fitness or massage as this is an entry level qualification.


      OriGym is proud to qualify 7,000 fitness professionals each year across Ireland and the UK. We have been nominated for multiple awards including “Training provider of the Year” in 2017 and 2018 in addition to being a finalist for "The Most Innovative Provider" at the Active Training Awards. 

      OriGym also is a Trustpilot partner, the largest and most trustworthy review platform in the world to showcase hundreds of genuinely satisfied customers.

      OriGym is also an IS9001 certified business which means our systems and processes have been external certified and only a few training providers in the world have this accolade. 

      Additionally, OriGym has partnerships with some of the biggest gym chains in Ireland and the UK including JD Gyms, Sports Direct and DW Fitness First, helping to place over 90% of graduates into work within weeks of qualifying. Additionally, we run the academies for these companies as well as partnerships with the MOD (Ministry of Defence) and QMU University all whom trust OriGym with their training, so you know you can too. 

      At OriGym we believe in making affordable training available to all. We do not apply or include fees for exams, re-sits, registrations, certifying or apply admin fees that are rife with our competitors. Additionally, we own many of our own training centres, thus cutting out venue hire costs that other providers place upon their students enabling us to offer the most cost-effective courses in Ireland. 

      Yes, OriGym has supported many students in the past and present that have some form of physical disability. We deliberately partner with gyms and venues that have disabled access to not disadvantage such students.

      OriGym will determine at point of enrolment the extent of your physical capabilities to ensure the course is a good fit for you. If we do not deem the course a good fit, we have the right to decline the enrolment on the grounds of being in the student’s best interests.

      OriGym prides itself on not just being a course provider but offering a comprehensive post course support programme that is unrivalled by any competitor both in Ireland and Internationally. 

      As soon as you complete your course, OriGym's recruitment team will arrange a career consultation with you, help you construct your CV, giving you templates to work with and then manual review it for you and providing feedback to ensure its spot on.

      Then we will distribute your CV in accordance to your post code to secure interviews whether that being for gym instructing, personal training or sports massage positions. OriGym has the largest network of corporate partners in Ireland and can guarantee interviews at most of them.

      We will even provide you with interview support over the phone or email in addition to giving you some useful resources that you can use that will help you during the interview process. 

      Take full advantage of OriGym's extensive alumni, which allows you to get exclusive discounts on gym equipment, clothing, supplements and more.

      If you enrol onto a online or part-time course you will learn via OriGym's interactive e-learning platform which is fully custom built to give you the best possible learning experience. All resources are produced from scratch which includes videos, quizzes, assignments, eBooks, PDF downloads and downloadable booklets. You can book to speak to a qualified tutor over email or phone, 7 days per week if you have a query or just need some guidance, that's what they are here for.

      When attending a full-time course, you will learn through a combination of hardback material for your leaner achievement portfolio and have some access to the learning portal for supporting resources. Full time courses are taught by qualified teachers, assessors and fitness professionals to guide you through the course, face to face.

      You must be aged 16 or over to enrol on the Level 4 sports massage course. There are no other prerequisite qualifications required to get started.

      OriGym's Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy is accredited via Focus Awards, regulated by Ofqual and recognised by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute of Sport and Physcial Activity).

      OriGym's Level 4 Sports Massage Course covers a comprehensive range of both practical and theoretical learning to ensure you qualify with all skills and knowledge to become a sports massage therapist of the highest standard. 

      Topics include human anatomy for sports massage therapy, understanding soft tissue dysfunction, the effects of exercise and nutrition, client treatment goals, advanced massage techniques and how to monitor post care treatment.

      The demand for sports massage therapists is at an all-time high in Ireland and the Level 4 course in sports massage is the key qualification to working for resorts, clinics in massage and rehabilitation, spas and health clubs as well as both professional and amateur sports clubs.

      The average sports massage salary is 38,000 Euros in Ireland with many graduates opting to mix employed and self-employed routes to maximise their earning potential. 

      Becoming a sports masseur on a freelance basis is another route to consider with an average £38 euros per hour freelance rate. It is a qualification that really compliments personal training as the client demographic is the same and can increase client growth for both your Sports Massage and PT business simultaneously. 


      Professional Guidance

      Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business start-up training equip you for ongoing success.

      Free Career Support

      Join other sports massage graduates working with leading UK and international health brands.

      Alumni Benefits

      Hundreds of exclusive discounts including supplements, clothing & insurance to help you excel as a Sports Massage Therapist.

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      • Everlast Fitness Club
      • DW Fitness First
      • JD Gyms
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      Angel Howarth

      Fitness Influencer & Personal Trainer

      Amazing Course & Career

      After having a long-term passion for fitness and having built up her fitness Instagram page (@angfitpt) following to nearly 60k, Angel was getting messages constantly regarding her routines and workout posts. She decided to enrol onto OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and since has also started her Advanced Nutrition Qualification to offer her followers expert, qualified advice. 

      Before I started the course, I was a lover of the gym, but unsure where I wanted to take my career. I was at university studying something I couldn’t see myself doing. That was until I found OriGym. I wanted to do the course so I could learn more about a passion of mine and eventually turn it into a career. I wanted the knowledge to turn my passion into my day to day life. I am now going to start working in a gym as a personal trainer, building my own business and hopefully continue to study around the subject too. I’m excited for what the future holds!

      Heather Hacking, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

      Heather Hacking

      Founder of Heather Hacking PT

      Fantastically Structured & Well Organised

      As a mother of three children after spending the past nine years building her career as a solicitor, Heather made the decision to follow a life-long passion for health, wellness and fitness, and pursue a career as a personal trainer.

      Studying part-time with OriGym to fit around family and work, I achieved my Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Training qualifications. I found OriGym’s courses to be fantastically structured and well organised, and my tutor Andy Tsang was brilliant - he taught me so much!

      After graduating I started my fitness business with the sole purpose of empowering women, both physically and mentally. My business has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Breakthrough Personal Trainer’ category at Northern Ireland’s Health & Fitness Awards 2019 - I am so thrilled! I am very grateful to OriGym for giving me such a great foundation to launch my business from.

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      Sue Evans

      Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

      I love my new career!

      Before joining OriGym, Sue worked in a gym as a Membership Sales Advisor. Many new members asked if Sue would be willing to train them, but as she wasn't qualified, she had to keep turning them down. Researching several companies, Sue enrolled on OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and has never looked back!

      I researched many fitness courses but kept coming back to OriGym. I felt a good vibe from the team and the owners Luke and Steph are friendly & down to earth. I loved how involved they were in the courses! The course itself was AMAZING! The staff and teachers were fantastic, I really felt that they cared about me and my progress, going above and beyond what I had ever expected from them.

      I’m now a confident Personal Trainer working for an international gym chain. The future looks so bright for me; I’m even enquiring about doing a season on a Cruise ship as part of the Royal Caribbean fitness team! OriGym has helped to make my dreams come true.


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      You can pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.

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      Payment plans designed to be flexible and convenient for you, meaning you can focus on enjoying your course!

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      Our sports massage course packages start from just 1549 Euros, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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