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Practice Development: Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation MSc


Course Description

Become a qualified sport rehabilitator and open up new opportunities for your career. Our highly innovative programme is ideal for those from sport or health practitioner backgrounds, providing a blend of theoretical and practical experience to help you move into this specialist field. You'll have the opportunity to do over 400 hours of vocational placement, working with professional sports teams, sports injury clinics and health/fitness centres.

We offer the only course of its kind to be accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), including a foundation in the practice development skills vital to enhancing your professional development and career opportunities. You'll develop all the specific personal, professional and vocational skills, knowledge and experience to go into a successful career as a sport rehabilitator.

Course outlines

We allow Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Coaching students to develop additional vocational skills, knowledge and experience to complement their existing studies. As a Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy graduate, you will develop skills of critical enquiry, expertise in knowledge integration, data analysis and evaluation related to practice development. This will enhance your employment prospects and lead to big things in your career.

Students wishing to gain BASRaT membership must also accumulate 400+ hours of vocational experience as part of BASRaT requirements. These placements will be organised for you, and are likely to be in settings such as professional sports teams, sports injury clinics and health/fitness centres.

Graduate destinations

You will have the key skills, knowledge, and experience to work in the field of prevention, assessment and management of sports-related injuries. This programme is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), so you'll be eligible for membership as a graduate sport rehabilitator.

Your qualification will help you find work in sports injury clinics, health clubs, professional sporting clubs, fitness centres, exercise remedial instructors in Ministry of Defence, rehabilitation units, massage clinics or within the NHS or GP referral schemes. You could even set up your own sports injury clinic.

Visit the Practice Development: Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation MSc page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via non-standard entry procedures.

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