ISA Certificate in Basic Sports Massage

Course Duration

42 hours over 3 weekends

Who is it for?

People Who Take This Course

Fitness Enthusiasts

Sports Professionals

General Public

Entry Requirements

  • Nil

This course is endorsed by NICA (National Instructors & Coaches Association)

This course is recognised for continuing education by CoachSG

Course Overview

This course emphasizes the techniques of deep tissue and recovery massage. Participants will learn essential concepts such as Human Anatomy and Kinesiology in order to build a strong foundation which will aid them in massage. Participants will then learn how to conduct massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and tapotement. Participants will also learn the indications/contraindications and the appropriate application of these approaches for various conditions. Additionally, this course provides participants with an understanding of basic medical terminology and the relationship between anatomy/physiology and the practice of sports massage. Finally, participants must complete 10 hours of a massage attachment under the supervision of the trainer.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will understand:

  • Basic anatomy/physiology of the human body
  • Whole body sports massage techniques
  • The application of deep tissue and recovery massage techniques
  • The indications/contraindications of sports massage
  • How to conduct a proper set up of the massage bed and preparation of the client for the massage

Course Schedule (Refer to Brochure for Specific Schedule)

  • 1st Weekend of Theory, delivered via Zoom
  • 2nd & 3rd Weekend of Practical, delivered at ISA Campus

Assessment (Refer to Brochure for Specific Assessment Details)

  • Theory Assessment, held on last day of course
  • Practical Assessment, held on last day of course
  • 10-hours Guided Practicum, held after the course

Materials to Receive

  • ISA Basic Sports Massage Manual
  • ISA Oil Bottle
  • Massage Beds & Towels (provided for class use during course)

Certificate(s) to Receive

  • ISA Certificate in Basic Sports Massage
    (Upon completion of the course, participants will receive the above-mentioned certificate.)

Course Fees

SGD 950.00

Fundings (Terms & Conditions apply):

  • SkillsFuture: up to $950.00 for Singaporeans 25 years and above
  • UTAP: 50% of unfunded course fees (before GST) for NTUC members with minimum 75% attendance rate, capped at $250.00/year for members below 40 years old, and $500.00/year for members 40 years and above


Receive special ISA discounts when you sign up with your friends! (All Discounts are not stackable, the higher of the discount will be applied)

  • Register within 2 Biz Days to receive a discount of $50.00
  • Register with a friend and receive a discount of $50.00 per person
  • Register with a group (min. 6 pax) and receive a discount of $100.00 per person
  • Referral Reward (Referrer & Referee) – $50.00 per person
  • NROC coaches receive a discount of 10%

Continuing Education Credits (if applicable):

  • For NROC Coaches: 10 CoachSG CCE Hours awarded upon completion

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