AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program

Sports massage therapy is a fast-paced and fulfilling career path, with client opportunities ranging from professional sports teams to weekend warrior athletes.

Research indicates massage therapy can reduce muscle tension, enhance athletic performance, help prevent injuries and more.

Develop Your Sports Massage Skills

In partnership with some of the top sports massage educators, medical doctors and sports science experts in the U.S., AMTA developed a comprehensive series of continuing education courses to enhance your skills, learn new techniques and deepen your understanding of the science of sports massage.

Whether you earn the full sports massage certificate or take individual courses, the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program can help you reach your career goals while earning up to 30 credit hours. Learn more about how the program works » 

Sports Massage Online Courses

Expand your skill set conveniently online with six rigorously vetted sports massage courses on topics such as the science of athletics, what to expect at athletic events, athlete care and more.

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Sports Massage Workshops

Put your knowledge to the test in a workshop. Highly specialized instructors will demonstrate advanced techniques, customize approaches tailored to the athlete’s needs and share their vast experience.

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Practitioners have the option to take individual courses of their choosing or to complete the series and sit for the certificate exam administered by NCBTMB. Learn more »

"I am very glad to be aligned with a professional organization that gives so much to its members."

Satu F., AMTA member since 2003