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Football Science & Rehabilitation

1 Year
September 2022
Distance Learning

On this flexible course you’ll develop advanced practical skills and learn how to apply the latest clinical techniques and scientific thinking to the rehabilitation of injured footballers.

This programme is also available as an online distance learning course, which provides high quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study.

This is a very practical and flexible course, designed for those who work, or aspire to work, in the fields of football, medicine and science. Developed in consultation with clinical partners, including the Football Medical Association, the content of this course is especially designed to enhance the skills of current and aspiring GPs, physiotherapists, sports therapists, sports scientists and others in similar roles.

You’ll develop the practical skills needed to rehabilitate injured football players and enhance the condition, fitness and performance of non-injured players using safe and effective methods informed by the latest scientific thinking. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts related to the training, physical development and rehabilitation of players, as well as sport and exercise procedures used in evaluating and monitoring fitness and performance.

Engaging with cutting-edge practice and the latest scientific research, you’ll be well placed to initiate positive change and advance the profession of football and sports rehabilitation when you graduate. As you progress through the course, you’ll gain the confidence to communicate scientific and clinical information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences and devise effective rehabilitation programmes.

Why study with us

  • Developed in consultation with our clinical partners, including the Football Medical Association.
  • This programme is delivered part-time in short, intensive blocks, so you can combine your studies with full-time employment in the football industry or elsewhere.
  • This course combines practical learning with independent and online study, so you can work flexibly and study at your own pace.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll get to plan and implement rehabilitation and reconditioning programmes for footballers and other athletes.
  • You’ll engage in at least 100 hours of work-based learning. So you can apply the skills you’ve learned to your work environment within the football industry.
  • There are opportunities to attend guest lectures and masterclasses involving professionals from the world of elite football.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Football Medicine and Performance Association (FMPA)

We are one of just two universities working in partnership with the FMPA. This partnership gives you direct links to the football industry.

We have links with various individuals working in elite sport who often deliver guest lectures and masterclasses. You’ll be taught by staff who have extensive experience in elite professional football.

Future careers

This course will equip you for a successful career in the fields of football rehabilitation and sports science. Such roles include sports therapist, sports scientist, strength and conditioning expert, sports rehabilitator, physiotherapist, etc.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Distance Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Distance Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Distance Full-time£13500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Distance Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Distance Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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