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  Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

St Mary’s University, Twickenham    Faculty of Sport, Technology and Health Sciences

Part time September PGDip, MSc, PGCert 2 years part time
Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26)

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The MSc in Sport Rehabilitation at St Mary's University is a comprehensive programme that equips students with the skills to manage and care for injured athletes and individuals returning to physical activity after illness. With a strong emphasis on practical experience, students will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced healthcare professionals in clinical placements. The course covers a range of topics including anatomy, assessment and treatment techniques, rehabilitation principles, and evidence-based practice. Graduates will be eligible to join BASRaT, the professional body regulating Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers in the UK. Entry requirements include a 2:1 undergraduate degree in related disciplines or equivalent qualifications.

About the course

The MSc in Sport Rehabilitation educates students in the management and care of the injured athlete or those returning to physical activity following prolonged illness.

The degree provides students with the knowledge and understanding required to assess and manage musculoskeletal injuries from the acute stage through to return to sport or activity.

There is currently a high clinical demand for provision of highly skilled, autonomous and analytical therapists specialising within the field of prevention, assessment and management of sports related injuries.

This demand is from sportsmen and women, teams and clinicians currently working in the field of amateur and professional sport and this course aims to provide specialists in the field of Sport Rehabilitation to fulfil this demand.

Why St Mary’s?

The teaching staff at St Mary’s have a vast amount of experience working with athletes at all levels of competition. The structure of the course embeds clinical placements into the programme, allowing students to bridge the theory to practice gap as they progress through their studies.

It enables students to observe and work with healthcare professionals working in high level sport and clinical settings providing an insight into the demands of the profession and the roles they will fulfill upon graduating.

The degree is underpinned by a detailed understanding of physiological, biomechanical, anatomical and psychosocial principles.

Lectures and practicals take place in specialist rooms. Some are taught in the state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility (the performance education centre) or in our biomechanics laboratory. We also make use of the sports services at the University when this is relevant.

Course Content

What you will study
-Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
-Clinical Assessment and Soft Tissue Management
-Acute Management of Injury and Specialised Treatment Techniques
-Principles of Rehabilitation and Neuromechanics
-Late Stage Rehabilitation and Factors Affecting Performance
-Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Placement
-Advanced Research Methods

Please note: All information is correct at the time of publication. However, course content is regularly updated and this may result in some changes, which will be communicated to students before their programme begins.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation will be eligible to join BASRaT, the professional body overseeing and regulating the practice of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers in this country. The 400 clinical placement hours required for BASRAT membership are included in the Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Placement module. BASRaT also has a minimum attendance requirement for lectures, practicals and seminars. To qualify for BASRaT membership students must complete and pass an Immediate Care in Sport (Level 2) course, which is included.

"BASRaT graduates are trained solely in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes in both health and disease. St. Mary's University and the University of Salford were the pioneering institutions to run degree programmes of this nature, and have since been joined by several other institutions. To ensure that all accredited courses were of a high equitable standard, and that all graduates conformed to strict codes of professional practice and conduct, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers was born."
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Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 in an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or a good lower second class degree in one of the following disciplines: Sport and Exercise Science; Sports Coaching; Strength and Conditioning; Sport Science; Sports Therapy; Physical Education; Physiotherapy. In addition applications will also be considered for selected elements of the programme leading to an MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Sport Rehabilitation from students with a first degree in one of the following: Biology; Physiology; Occupational Therapy.


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