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Football Science & Rehabilitation MSc

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Preston Campus | 2 years | SEP-22

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiotherapy Football Science

Course type


Course Summary

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 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.

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.


The module develops your skills in the understanding of rehabilitation specific to football. It links primary handling to management and planning of care pathways available to the injured athlete and also provides you with a base of strategies and policies that the Football Association adopt for the welfare of the footballer.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£867 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full-time fee is £14500. It is a guide for part-time students.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience in the sports industry.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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