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BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage

Awarded by the University of Surrey

BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage

Awarded by the University of Surrey

UCAS Code: SCR1 Duration: 3 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 15/09/2021    
UCF University of Surrey


About the course

Take your sporting journey to the next level and study our dynamic sport degree, supported by our industry experienced lecturers and range of modern topics. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.   

Course highlights

  • Careers realted to this degree could include professional sports teams, clinical sports settings and freelance sports masseuse.
  • Gain embedded vocational qualifications, including Level 2 Gym Instruction, Level 3 Personal Training (REPs), Level 3 Sports Massage and Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage (STA).  
  • Taught in our modern facilities and study spaces at Farnborough 
  • Previous guest visits have included Adam Bishop, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Harlequins Rugby Team, and Paul Stretch the Lead Physical Preparation Coach for GB and England Senior men’s Hockey team.

Why study this course with us?

Working in sport is a great choice according to EMSI, by 2022 the number of those working as sports professionals is expected to have grown by 10%, compared with 2014. During this programme you will apply theoretical and practical knowledge within a variety of injury and rehabilitation units. One of the added benefits of this programme is the opportunity to gain extra qualifications as well as your degree, including Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and Sports Therapy Association (STA) qualifications. 

At Farnborough, you will study the fundamentals of sport science including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and nutrition which will give you an in-depth understanding of how the human body works and operates within an elite sporting context. 

Our lecturing team come from various backgrounds in sport including sport psychology and strength and conditioning coaching. You will be able to use their combined experience to give you a great introduction into the industry. You will also have access to our professional equipment including functional movement screening, taping and strapping and a rehabilitation gym.

Who is this programme for?

This degree is for those with a passion to study sport and further your skills ready to enter the popular sporting industry. You might be currently studying a Level 3, A Level or Access to Higher Education course or be returning to education after a break or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course in its second or third year following relevant qualifications and/or experience in the workplace. 

What will I study?

The first year of this degree will introduce you to practical skills, such as sports massage and functional movement, while focusing on the theory behind human anatomy and physiology. In your second year you will explore diagnostics and injury management, advanced sports massage techniques and personal training. To provide you with the skills needed to succeed in industry, you will be taught sport therapy business and entrepreneurship, and undertake a work placement in your third year to gain vital on-the-job experience.  


Fee Per Year £8000

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

This programme will be taught in a variety of ways, this includes practical lecturers, seminars and group work.

What modules are covered?

Year 1 

  • Introduction to Soft Tissue Treatments (L3 Diploma in Sport Massage) 
  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning (L2 Gym Instruction) 
  • Professionalism, Innovation and Ethics in Sport Therapy 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology 
  • Degree Study Skills 
  • Research Methods in Sport 
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition 


Year 2 

  • Introduction to Personal Training (L3 Personal Training) 
  • Personal Development and Dissertation Preparation 
  • Physiology for Human Performance 
  • Diagnostics and Injury Management 
  • Advanced Sport Massage Techniques (L4 Certificate in Sport Massage) 
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Assessment of Sport Injuries  
  • Sport Therapy Business and Entrepreneurship 


Year 3 

  • Exercise and Conditioning for Special Populations 
  • Applied Physiology 
  • Work Placement and Project Management 
  • Functional Rehabilitation 
  • Performance Nutrition 
  • Dissertation  
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning 

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. You will be assessed throughout your course through practical work, coursework, assignments, formal assessment, formal examination and practical demonstrations.  

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways: 

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.  
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows. 


Institution Code - F66 

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?


  • 72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) 
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma, with suitable grades 
  • As a mature students who has relevant evidence of work experience and/or relevant recent study following a successful interview 

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required. 

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