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
Konstantin Artamonov - Novemeber 2023
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
I've always had an interest in health & fitness, but spent most of my working life in Fashion and Finance. Working on interesting global projects with some huge businesses. After ten years I decided I needed a change, to find something more personally fulfilling, I decided to train as a Sports Massage Therapist and took the plunge into self employment and became my own boss.
How have you used your new qualification?
Like most other Therapists, I work alone. Initially I started on a part time basis treating clients from a room in my house, but as my business grew I branched out to have my own clinic, Intuition Sports Massage, based in Solihull near Birmingham. I graduated in March 2020, a few weeks later the Covid Pandemic arrived, so I had a long gap at the start of my career. It's been a hard journey, but now, two years later, it's a great success and been so rewarding. I have a great client base, from all walks of life and backgrounds. I've continued with my professional development and now further qualified to provide dry cupping, IASTM, Lymphatic Drainage and full body waxing.
What did you think of the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?
I completed my initial training with Luke in Birmingham, and really enjoyed the process, although it was hard to give up my weekends, it was so worth it in the end. Since graduating I've attended the Sports Massage Academy conference twice, and really enjoyed learning more and networking with fellow therapists from all over the country. It can sometimes be a bit daunting operating alone and being solely responsible for my business so it's great to connect with people in the same situation, bounce ideas off them, discuss issues and work out potential solutions together.
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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?
My biggest tip would simply be to say take the risk! It may be difficult, but eventually it will pay off, and I now find my work so rewarding. I'm so proud of what I've built, and the feedback I receive. The number of returning clients I have speaks for itself. Also be sure to learn how to really communicate with your clients, don't be afraid to ask them questions and offer suggestions. Always make sure to continue growing your knowledge, there's so much to learn about the human body and the industry. Learning about your local area and building relationships will also help no end.
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