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Scholarship to offer physiotherapists elite sport experience


Scholarship to offer physiotherapists elite sport experience

Friday 1 August 2014

Chartered Physiotherapists are being offered the unique opportunity to complete a fully-funded MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation whilst working at the highest level in British TaeKwonDo, thanks to a partnership between the University of Salford, Great Britain TaeKwonDo (GB TKD) and the English Institute of Sport (EIS).

Recipients of the postgraduate scholarship will study full-time with experts from the University of Salford’s School of Health Sciences and spend one day per week working on placement as part of the multi-disciplinary Science and Medical Team at GB TKD.

Working to support the delivery of physiotherapy services to athletes and coaches, the scholarship student will work side-by-side with the GB TKD team to develop a world class high performance environment.

The 12 month full-time MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation has been specially designed to develop students’ advanced theoretical knowledge and the practical and clinical reasoning skills required to pursue a career in professional sports injury rehabilitation. Covering a range of disciplines, including injury prevention, performance measurement and rehabilitation, the course equips students’ with the ability to critically evaluate and translate the scientific principles of elite performance into real-world situations.

John McMahon, Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics & Strength & Conditioning at the University of Salford, said: “This unique Scholarship offers physiotherapists looking to pursue a career in elite sports performance with a truly unique opportunity.

"Not only will the recipient of the scholarship have their full course fees paid for, they will work side-by-side with the world class Sports Science and Medicine Team at Great Britain TaeKwonDo and the English Institute of Sport.

"The chance to study and work alongside elite performance athletes is a rare opportunity. I’m proud to be part of the team developing these opportunities for the next generation of sports physiotherapists and I would encourage anyone with a passion for elite sports performance to apply.”

Sorry but the deadline for applications has now passed.

Want to find out more about Great Britain TaeKwonDo? Meet the team here