Cardiff Metropolitan University Physiotherapy

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Physiotherapy

Cardiff Metropolitan University Physiotherapy


Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage – BSc (Hons) Degree

Also available part-time and can be up to eight years. The part-time students join the full-time students for all modules. Therefore most of the modules are completed between 9.00am and 6.00pm on weekdays.

Part-time fees:
Charges are per single module unless specified: undergraduate = 10 credits. Please contact the programme leader for further information on modules to be studied part-time and how this will affect fees.

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage programme includes core modules within the fields of strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and sports massage, as well as modules in the underpinning sports-science disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Work-based learning is a key element of the final year of study, to enable students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and to gain value experience to use as a foundation for future employment.

Furthermore, the learning outcomes for modules across the programme are clearly linked to the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) competencies and role delineations, leaving students well placed to pursue accreditations with these professional bodies upon graduation. The programme is also approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as part of the Education Recognition Program and also an approved school with the Sports Massage Association (SMA). This enables students to gain an SMA accredited L4 qualification in Sport Massage and Soft Tissue practices through completion of the appropriate modules.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

​Course Content​

Year One:


  • Introduction to the Research Process*
  • Introduction to Applied Principles & Techniques in Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science*

Compulsory (Programme Specific):

  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
  • Introduction to Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Practices
  • Introduction to Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

Year Two:


  • Research Process*

Compulsory (Programme Specific):

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Sport Massage and Soft Tissue Practices

Options (Select 2):

  • Physiology of Sport & Exercise*
  • Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology

Year Three:


  • Independent Project*

Compulsory (Programme Specific):

  • Work-Based Learning

Programme Options (Select 1 or 2):

  • Advanced Strength & Conditioning
  • Advanced Sports Rehabilitation

Options (Select 0 or 1):

  • Biomechanics of sport and Exercise
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology for Health*
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology

* Module also available through medium of Welsh.