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
Ryan Smith - March 2018
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
I was a kind of nomad when it came to jobs, never really settling on anything longer than a year. I have done everything from cleaning wheelie bins to being a butcher. I then joined the Army, but this was not meant to be. Due to several medical problems I couldn't even make it out of basic training and was discharged. The one staple I have had through it all is my love of running. I ran my first marathon back in 2011 and it snowballed from that point. It was like an impossible itch that I could never scratch. I would see an event I would enter it, completing everything from a 5k to a 12 hour endurance run across the Humber Bridge. Then in 2018 I became a run director for Shipley Country Parkrun, a post I truly love.
After being discharged from the army it got me thinking of what my future was going to hold, as I did not want to get stuck in a job where my day consisted of either an office or factory. I had a light bulb moment. Those that know me will tell you they are few and far between. Why don’t I start looking at a career that will not only challenge me but one that I am going to love; let’s do something that involves sport. So after many of hours looking through different courses and avenues to take I decided my fate. I will become a Sports Massage Therapist!
How have you used your new qualification?
Since graduating in December 2017 I have been busy paving the way to Sports Massage stardom (well I can dream at least). I have been laying the foundations to start my own practice, networking with different clubs with everything from Boxing, Running and even Ice Hockey. The Lions Den Boxing Club, Inspire Fitness Academy, Smalley Road Runners and Nottingham Knights ice hockey are all clubs I work closely with on a regular bases. I have also provided my services to ICB fight nights which have up-to 30 fighters, and venues like the Motorpoint arena in Nottingham. I have also been lucky enough to attend several events with the Sports Massage Academy which has provided a great experience. Over the course of the next 6 to 12 months I am aiming to have a clinic set up in Ripley Derbyshire. I will also be working closely with Fusion Yoga and fitness and I'm really excited to be starting my level 4 Sports Massage Qualification with the Sports Massage Academy in a few weeks!
What did you think of the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?
The Sports Massage Academy are 2nd to none when it comes to training and support. leading up to starting my level 3 course I knew if I had a problem or query Alex was either an email or phone call away and nothing was too much trouble. The day my course started in Leicester was my first day back in the classroom in many years, getting to the venue in plenty of time there I was greeted by a beast of a man Luke Ursell who was to be my course tutor (all I can say is what a legend of a tutor). The course itself was really enjoyable, everything thought out and planned with plenty of hands on practical which was balanced with the theory. After completing the course you are not just left to fend for yourself, the aftercare that the Sports Massage Academy give is unreal, being part of the Alumni gives many benefits from working on future events, to continued support from Alex and his tutors and other past students. I am looking forward to my future courses all of which will be done with the Sports Massage Academy.
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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?
My TOP TIP: in-fact ill give you 5
- 1. Don’t be scared to network
- 2. Get involved with clubs and events
- 3. Be positive about what you are offering
- 4. Persevere, believe in you and be yourself
- 5. Business cards! Just in case that opportunity knocks have them ready!
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