BSc Sport Rehabilitation


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Program Description

BSc Sport Rehabilitation

Why study with us?

Do you want to have a hand in keeping sports people in tip-top condition? As a sports therapist or rehabilitator, you can have an integral part in helping athletes get back on their feet after an injury or showing people how to enhance their performance levels safely and effectively, from average joggers to professional footballers.

The Sports Rehabilitation degree focuses on guiding people to return to or maintain safe involvement in sport and exercise. It is built around a blend of theoretical understanding and the development of practical competencies and applications, which is aligned to the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). You’ll have the opportunity to gain additional vocational qualifications as well as applying your knowledge in real life situations on placement.

We have a range of highly-qualified practitioners, including sports rehabilitators, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and sports scientists, eager to share their expertise with our students, so you will be in the best hands.

What can this course lead to?

Sports Rehabilitators are in high demand in the exercise and fitness industry. A degree in Sports Rehabilitation can lead to eligibility for membership of BASRaT as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator. The professional body is further accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which enables employment prospects within the NHS.

Other employment opportunities exist in GP referral programmes, therapeutic work with sports clubs, teams and individual performers, private sports injury clinics or in consultancy.

Resources and facilities

Sport Rehabilitation students have access to the physiological and biomechanical equipment in our Physiotherapy and Sports Laboratory, for exercise and fitness testing, and injury screening.

We also have a sports centre which boasts a large, multi-purpose sports hall and an air-conditioned fitness suite with 12 cardiovascular stations, eight fixed weight stations and a free weights area. The facility is run by Register of Exercise Professionals accredited staff.

Sports injury clinic

Our Sports Injury Clinic, organised by staff from the sports rehabilitation degree, gives our students a brilliant opportunity to practice their skills with real clients.

Open to staff, students and members of the public, this free service provides students with a real-life environment for learning.


Year 1

  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Research Methods I
  • Sports Massage
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and Assessment

Year 2

  • Functional Sports Rehabilitation
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Therapeutic Practice I
  • Research Methods II
  • Coaching for Strength and Conditioning and Performance
  • Therapeutic Techniques

Year 3

  • Neurodynamics in Sport
  • Dissertation
  • Therapeutic Practice II
  • Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Activity, Exercise Prescription, Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Psychology of Sports Injury and Rehabilitation

Course summary

The course is designed to develop graduate sports rehabilitators who can work with a range of sport and exercise clients or groups, and coordinate their work effectively with other professionals, for example, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, masseuses and sports scientists.

The development of practical competence in a range of sports therapies and recuperative activities, such as fitness assessment and recovery techniques, is embedded within the programme. You will develop skills associated with the prevention, examination, treatment, referral and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. These are supported by an in-depth study of physiology, kinesiology, anatomy, psychology, nutrition, research methods, and ethical and legal issues associated with the practice. You will be expected to engage in supervised clinical practice and to develop a portfolio of your professional experience.

You will learn through a range of practical and theoretical activities, and your assessment will include a mixture of reports, case studies, essays, presentations, reflective logs, practical demonstrations and examinations.

Opportunities are made available throughout the course for you to gain supplementary exercise and massage vocational qualifications, including gym instruction and first aid.

Accreditation information

This programme is accredited by theBritish Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

Entry requirements

240-280 UCAS tariff points - to include GCSE in English at grade C or above.

Credit and UCAS requirements

  • UCAS code: CB69F
  • UCAS points: 240-280
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

We are one of Britain's newest universities, but we have a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years. We were formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin's College ... Read More

We are one of Britain's newest universities, but we have a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years. We were formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin's College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan. Read less
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