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Course summary

The FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual Therapies course provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to assess, manage and treat a neuromusculoskeletal problems through evidence-based rehabilitation and manual therapy techniques. During the two-year full time course students will explore human osteology (bones), myology (muscles), arthrology (ligaments and joints), be introduced to basic and advanced sports assessment and massage techniques, and develop a fundamental understanding of exercise prescription for the non-injured and injured athlete. The FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual Therapies course provides students, who would otherwise have not been accepted on the BSc Sport Therapy degree or other degree programs, the opportunity to access these courses. This course is suitable for students who have recently completed their A-levels or BTEC qualifications and want to pursue a career in sport, and those who have been in industry for a period of time and are looking to upskill or change careers (inc. personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sports coaches etc). After the successful completion of the two year FdSc Rehabilitation and Manual therapies course, students who meet the pre-requisites will be offered a place on our BSc Sport Therapy Top Up (or other BSc top up courses). We are the only UK University sports course with a dedicated telehealth hub to future proof students and enhance employability. Students will not only be taught how to assess, manage and treat a variety of neuromusculoskeletal problems but they will be taught how this can be achieved virtually using the latest technology. On completion of this Foundation Degree, students could progress on to the final year of our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy.


Level 4: Reviewing Scientific Literature, Anatomy (Upper Limb), Exercise Prescription and Programming, Conducting Research, Anatomy (Lower Limb), Clinical Assessment and Manual Intervention. Level 5: Systematically Reviewing Literature, Peripheral Assessment, Exercise Rehabilitation, Conducting Rigorous Research, Spinal Assessment, Elective Module.

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit
Rehabilitation and Manual Therapies at Staffordshire University - UCAS