1. Sports Massage: Starting Your Career

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$37 members / $62 non-members     2.5 CE credits

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Learn massage therapy in a sports setting, including how sports medicine differs from other specializations. Get an overview of the skills needed, factors in treatment decisions and some of the benefits of sports massage therapy.

Complete this course on its own or as part of the AMTA Sports Massage CE program.


When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the skills and abilities needed to succeed in a sports massage specialty.
  • Explain the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes.
  • Discuss the documentation and ethics required in a sports massage therapy setting.
  • Describe the client base that uses sports massage therapy.

About the author(s)

Myrna Traylor is the managing editor and senior staff writer at GLC. She manages and creates custom publications for a variety of associations, health-care industry and university-based clients. 

Cynthia Ribeiro has a degree in physical education, studied surgical nursing and graduated from two massage school programs. She founded the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, and was appointed honorary clinical professor at the University of California-Irvine Medical School in 2003. Currently, she is advanced program developer and instructor at the National Holistic Institute. She is a past president of AMTA. 

Steve Jurch, ATC, LMT has over 20 years’ experience as a massage therapist and athletic trainer. He serves as director of health and human services at Community College of Baltimore County, in Maryland. He has a master's degree in sports medicine and authored a clinical massage textbook.

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

MSP #205; LCEU0003476


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.