FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual Therapies

Learn how to assess, manage and treat neuromusculoskeletal problems with rehabilitation and manual therapies on our two-year foundation degree. The course utilises a range of industry-leading technologies and facilities to provide outstanding educational experiences.

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During the course, you’ll learn about bones (human osteology), muscles (myology), ligaments and joints (arthrology), and be introduced to sports assessment and massage techniques. You’ll develop a fundamental understanding of exercise prescription for the non-injured and injured athlete.

This course is suitable for students who have recently completed A-levels or BTEC qualifications and want to pursue a career in sport, and those who have worked in industry and are looking to upskill or change careers.

After successful completion of the two-year FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual therapies course, students who meet the pre-requisites can top-up to our Sports Therapy BSc (or other Sport and Exercise BSc top up courses).

The course is perfect if you want to become a Sports Massage Therapist, or would like to study our Sports Therapy BSc but do not meet the entry criteria.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual Therapies

Work placements

The Sport and Exercise Department works with local, regional and national employers alongside international university partners to provide students with placement and work experience opportunities both in the UK and abroad. Whilst a formal placement is not a mandatory requirement of students on the FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual Therapies course, it is highly recommended. Students who top up on the BSc Sports Therapy course will be required to gather 200 placement hours.

During levels 4 and 5 the students can participate in placement type activities. These activities are ‘internal’ which are supervised and potentially hosted by Staffordshire University. Students gain valuable practical experience within our dedicated patient facing clinic (SUST Clinic) whilst also represententing the degree and Staffordshire University at many national sporting events throughout the year.

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£16,750 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025
  • September 2026
  • September 2027

Mode of Study

  • Full Time