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Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Cardiff, United Kingdom
The BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage at Cardiff Metropolitan University 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. 
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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 BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage at Cardiff Metropolitan University 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.

The course utilises a range of learning and teaching strategies to provide students with a holistic experience that also reflects the nature of the role they would hope to secure after graduation. You will experience theory lectures as a cohort in a lecture theatre, but also have opportunity to engage in small group seminars with staff to address specific subjects and discuss your personal development needs. The course includes a large practical aspect, whereby you will be afforded the opportunity to develop the practical skills required of being a Strength and Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Sport Massage practitioner. The practical sessions also draw upon the theory aspects of the course, providing opportunity for you to apply theory to practice and develop clinical reasoning skills.

Employability & Careers:

This course provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, sports massage or sports science settings. Graduate would be ideally placed to pursue careers with a range of populations including youth/ development academies, professional teams, sports governing bodies, national institutes of sports, health and fitness industry, or as independent practitioners.  Graduates will also be well placed to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level or complete a PGCE.​

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Also available part-time and can be up to eight years.

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Research Process
  • Introduction to Applied Principles & Techniques in Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
  • Introduction to Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Practices
  • Introduction to Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A Levels: 120 points to include grades BB, one within a Science. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be considered as a third subject​
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDD within a relevant subject
  • VTCT Extended Diploma in Sports Studies with DDD overall
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 120 points from Highers to include 3 x H2 grades, one within a Science subject (minimum grade considered at Higher is H4) 
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: 120 points to include grades CC
  • Access to Higher Edu​cation Diploma: Pass with 15 credits with Distinction and 30 credits with Merit
  • Applicants should preferably have a strong sporting profile

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fees:

  • Charges are per Single Module unless specified: Undergraduate = 10 Credits - 310.00 GBP

Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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