The Program

The International Sport Massage Diploma Program is a post-graduate, continuing education program for all Massage Therapists.The Diploma certifies the successful completion of the specified course of study.

These courses are ideal for those therapists, who want to broaden their knowledge and are interested in the specialization of Sport Massage, or for those Massage Therapists who just want to extend their knowledge.

While Sport Massage has become an integral part of Sports Medicine, Sport Massage Therapists often work in multi-disciplinary medical teams alongside Sport Physicians, Sport Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, and Sport Chiropractors.

In some situations, Sport Massage Therapists work alone, as the only health care provider for an athlete or a sport team, during training sessions and competitions. Frequently, they have to deal with various injuries or medical conditions. This requires more knowledge and skills and first aid application than what is taught in general massage therapy schools.

General Information about the ISMDP

The Courses

The following self-study courses are being offered:

Sport Physiology: Concepts and Applications for the Massage Therapist ©

    Sport PhysiologyThe Sport Physiology text is written by Gordon J. Bell, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    This course is presently available. The tuition fee is $215.00.

    Continuing Education Credits:
    Alberta - MTAA 40 hours
    British Columbia - CMTBC 24 hours
    New Brunswick - NBMA 40 hours
    Ontario - CMTO 20 hours
    Saskatchewan - 40 hours Primary CE credits

Sport Psychology – Foundations and Practice for the Massage Therapist ©

    Sport PsychologyThe Sport Psychology text is written by John M. Hogg, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

    This course is presently available.The tuition fee is $235.00.

    Continuing Education Credits:
    Alberta - MTAA 40 Primary CE hours
    British Columbia - CMTBC - PD/1 10.0 credits
    New Brunswick - NBMA 80 hours
    Saskatchewan - 40 hours Primary CE credits
    Other Continuing Education Credits are Pending

Sport Injuries – Assessment and Treatment Protocol for the Massage Therapist ©

    Sport InjuriesThe Sport Injuries text is written by Jean Shaw, BSc (Kin) Clinical Supervisor and Anne Hartley, BPHE, D.O.M.P, Professor of Bachelor of Applied Health Degree (Athletic Therapy) at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

    This course is presently available. The tuition fee $255.00 for. Related practical workshops are recommended.

    Continuing Education Credits:
    Alberta - MTAA 60 Primary CE credits
    British Columbia - CMTBC - PD/1 10.0 credits
    Ontario - CMTO 1 CEU every 2 hours, Category A
    Saskatchewan - 40 hours Primary CE credits
    Other Continuing Education Credits are Pending

Sport Massage – Theory and Techniques for the Massage Therapist ©

    The Sport Massage text is contributed to by experts on the field of Sport Massage, who are actively working with national teams and attended at many international sport events as members of medical teams for such events as the Olympics, Pan-Am and other Major Games. This course is presently under development.

NOTE: It is to the registrant's advantage to seek and take practical workshops in the region where they reside, covering the topics of the Sport Injuries and Sport Massage courses.

The above courses will provide the required knowledge base for Sport Massage Therapists who want to work with athletes and active individuals involved in regular physical activities. Each course has exam requirement within a certain time frame. After passing the exams for all courses, the International Sport Massage Diploma will be issued.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

Download a registration form now.

ISMDP© - Course prices

ISMDP Course in ring binder:
Requires Registration: Registration Forms are available for downloading from the www.sportmassagediploma.com web site. The successful completion of the course exam is required to receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate can be submitted to provincial Massage Therapy Associations for Continuing Education credits.

  Members Non-members
Sport Physiology $165 $215
Sport Psychology $185 $235
Sport Injuries $205 $255

Coil-bound books:
No registration required: This material is for interest and reference only.
There is no CSMTA member discount for Coil Bound books

Sport Physiology - $50
Sport Psychology - $60
Sport Injuries - $70

Shipping and Handling Costs
$25 for 1 binder, $30 for 2 binders and $35 for 3 binders
$15 for 1 coil-bound book, $20 for 2 coil-bound books and $25 for 3 coil-bound books
Download form for ordering coil-bound text books

Upgrading from a Coil Bound book to a ISMDP© Course
If an individual purchases one of the Coil Bound textbooks and wants to upgrade to the ISMDP© Course at a later date they must register for the course through the ISMDP© Registrar and pay an upgrade fee. The registrant must pay the difference in cost between what they paid for that coil-bound textbook and what that course presently costs. The registrant must include proof of purchase of the coil bound book in the form of a copy of the sales receipt.

Questions on the Diploma Program can be directed to the

International Sport Massage Diploma Program©
All inquiries, (E-mail: registrar@sportmassagediploma.com)
Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association
CSMTA National Office
#208 – 1518 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, B.C., V8R 1A8, Canada