The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health and Leisure with Massage course has many subject areas in common with the original Health and Leisure programmes but also involves significant training in Clinical Massage techniques. The uniqueness of this massage course lies in the development of massage processes and the appropriate range of interventions essential for safe and effective practice including theory related to professional practice, ethics, interpersonal communication, management, information technology, therapeutic and orthopaedic massage, supported by holistic and massage theory, pathology, clinical environment, evidence base of practice, health studies, exercise science and disability studies. The course guides the students through the theoretical foundations and active training programmes underpinning the promotion of optimal body function and fitness through massage / bodywork, physical activity, stress management techniques, exercise programming and behaviour change.
Students also develop their communication, presentation, social, professional and research skills. The programme engages significantly with local and regional communities as client bases to ensure core skills are developed in authentic settings.