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6 Sports Massage Online Courses

Explore a foundational overview of sports massage with this new series of rigorously-vetted online classes looking at the science and settings of sports massage. AMTA's online courses are a convenient way to earn up to 21.5 credit hours and take your career to the next level.

Earn your full sports massage certificate or take individual courses to help you reach your career goals. Learn more about the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program »

1. Sports Massage: Starting Your Career

$37 members / $62 nonmembers     2.5 credit hours

Learn about massage therapy in a sports setting, and how sports medicine differs from other specializations. Review the skills needed, factors in treatment decisions and some of the benefits of sports massage therapy. Register now »

2. Sports Massage: Ethics + Building Trust

$37 members / $62 nonmembers     2.5 credit hours

Review the unique ethical considerations in sports massage. Learn about issues such as transference, countertransference, special confidentiality requirements and workplace challenges, as well as how to manage vulnerabilities and boundary issues that arise in this specialty. Register now »

3. Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics

$60 members / $100 nonmembers     4.0 credit hours

Gain an understanding of  sports science and how it will help you serve athletes. By looking at the big picture, sports massage therapists can have more informative intake interviews, answer questions and refer the athlete as needed, and use guidelines in conversations. Register now »

4. Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery

$75 members / $125 nonmembers     5.0 credit hours

Take an in-depth look at where injuries occur, how athlete tissues are affected and how they heal. Closely examine the healing stages, as well as what massage techniques are appropriate for athletes’ schedules. Register now »

5. Sports Massage: Event Protocols

$60 members / $100 nonmembers     4.0 credit hours

Find out how sports massage is performed at sporting events and during the training cycle, including how therapists should prepare and use good body mechanics. Learn guidelines on conducting athletes' clinical assessments to develop a massage therapy plan. Register now »

6. Sports Massage: Athlete Care + Conditions

$52 members / $87 nonmembers     3.5 credit hours

Learn common problems encountered by athletes, particularly those related to heat. Examine treatments and prevention strategies to ensure the athlete can perform at the highest level, as well as preventive measures for many  injuries. Register now »

AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program »

Additional Sports Massage Resources

Free AMTA Career Guide: Working in Sports Massage »

Massage Therapist Profile: The Science of Athletics »

Client Resource: Exercise is Better With Massage »

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Kim K., AMTA member since 2003

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