Sports Massage for


(Level 4)




Sports Massage for Racehorses (level 4) is another high quality career course offered by EMA aimed at the Further Education student working in the racing industry. The training incorporates a variety of massage styles but with a main focus on Sports Massage in preparing the racehorse for optimum athletic performance and recovery.  The course is also underpinned by anatomy & physiology.  Aspiring Therapists for the Racing Industry, Trainers, Head/Travelling staff, Work Riders and Jockey's might be very well suited to this learning to help performance and welfare in their sport.


This is aligned to a level 4 nationally accredited training course. 


Training Programme

The course is delivered over one Module of 5 days Attended Learning, (some of which can be delivered online), followed by a period of ‘Distance Learning’ in which you will complete assignments and field based case studies with racehorses. This leads to a final theory and practical assessment.  The earliest qualifying period realistically is 6 months but this really depends on your lifestyle and time you can allocate to studying – you may be able to qualify earlier than 6 months.  We are very flexible and work with you to suit your needs!


Graduates may progress onto level 5 'Racehorse Integrative Support Therapies' and undertake Module 2, if it is their intention to become a fully immersed Therapist incorporating  Massage and Rehabilitation with the option to attend the full range of CPD (continuing professional development) one day courses.  The flow chart further on shows the progressive nature of our training.

You are however still trained to massage horses after taking this Sports Massage for Racehorses course, but can also use it as a preliminary course to the next level.



Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the course are very competitive given the high standard of training offered by EMA with the UKRS accreditation.


Attendance in the UK training fees:

Total Fees = £1400

Final Assessment & Certification = £130

*Monthly Payment Plans are available *



Entry Criteria

We welcome applications from at least ONE of the following categories: We do not discriminate against any applicants – each application is taken on its own merit.  If in doubt if you will qualify for a place on our training programme please get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

  • Those working in the racing industry who have a GCSE standard of education as a minimum with Maths and English.

  • Level 3 Diploma (formerly NVQ level 3) in Racehorse Care & Management and/or extensive work in the racing industry, including for licensed racehorse trainers

  • Racing Trainers / staff who meet the above.


Note - Students need to be able to work with computers to produce their assignments and case studies. 


The option is available to progress onto the level 5 training in the future, should you wish to.  See flowchart below.





To apply please complete the application below or contact us direct to discuss your suitability or for further details on the training.

Possible Training Progression