School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy
UCAS Code: BC96 Full-time, BC96I with IFY
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Eligible to apply for registration with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) on graduation
- Learn about treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries
- Strong industry links with professional sports clubs
- State-of-the-art facilities including a dedicated clinic and rehabilitation gym
- An interview will be required for admission onto this course
- Clinical placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course allows you to apply high-level academic and practical management skills to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries arising from sport and physical activity. You will learn to improve health and function in populations with injury, illness and disease and to positively contribute to improving public health. You will be taught by industry experts with the focus on practical skills and small group practical sessions.
On completion, you will have been taught the necessary skills to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries in the physically active. You will also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and benefit from the professional industry insight they provide.
You will complete a minimum of 400 hours of clinical placement supervised by a registered healthcare or medical professional. This will be in a variety of settings and can include hospitals with orthopaedic consultants, GP practices, the Ministry of Defence, private sport rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinics and a variety of professional sport settings. These placements are organised by the University, giving you experience of a wide range of workplace environments.
You will study musculoskeletal injuries, therapeutic techniques and exercise rehabilitation skills, supported by a foundation in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You will learn to provide effective care for populations with injuries, illness and disease in order to improve their health and function, either autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
You will learn how to help injured people get back to full sporting activity by applying cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques in a lively and supportive environment. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in real-life situations.
We currently have several exchange programmes running, including two, semester long exchanges with universities in the USA, where you will undertake a similar programme of study and a professional baseball internship.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.