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University of Central Lancashire: Football Science and Rehabilitation

Institution University of Central Lancashire
Department School of Health Sciences
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course overview - 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.


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