I knew a couple of people who had been to the University of Salford and I quickly found out that it was one of the best universities for Sport Rehabilitation.
The University is very supportive. As we have a really close relationship with the lecturers due to smaller class sizes, it was always made very clear that whenever we needed extra assistance, we could contact them.
Why study Sport Rehabilitation?
I’ve always been interested in the body, health and learning new things. I have always been very sporty too, so this course was right up my street in terms of the specialism that the course offers.
The lecturers made the course for me. Unlike other courses, sport rehab students have a close relationship with the lecturers which made learning easier because lecturers were always around to support and go through the content at a deeper level. The lecturers, the work experiences/placements and the practicality of the course is very balanced out with sit down learning.
What Can I Do with a Sport Rehabilitation Degree?
I have taken part in numerous volunteering and placement opportunities as part of this course including;
- Stockport County FC
- The University's Sport Rehab Clinic
- Numerous Marathons,
- Sedgeley Park RUFC
- Toulouse Rugby League
- Wigan Warriors
- Sale Sharks
After graduation, I am going with the flow. I have had quite a few experiences so far which I have actively found. This has strengthened my skill set and enhanced my knowledge. My plan is to gain experience in as many fields of the industry as possible, which will then help me in securing where I want to end up. Sometimes experiences jump at you at the most unexpected times!
- Do your research. Find out the content of the course. Figure out how you like to learn. Are you practical or do you prefer lecture-based learning? From there, find out which course provides your preferred methods of learning, as some provide more practical content/placements than others.
- If you want to gain a lot of MSK experience, then this is the course for you. If you have more interest in working in sport, then this course provides a lot of sport-based placements/experiences which will suit you. The course isn’t limited to just sports though, as it provides you with a skill set to work in all aspects of the industry.
- If you want practical content and a close-knit relationship with your lecturers, then this is the course for you.