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This course will further the knowledge, skills and abilities of sports rehabilitators, sports therapists, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals currently working in the area of sports injury rehabilitation and prevention.

This was the first exercise rehabilitation masters in Europe to be recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) through their recognition programme. The programme is delivered by some of the world's leading experts. The contact sessions on campus, including keynote sessions followed by practical and seminar sessions, are applicable immediately to professional practice and involve a high practical content.

You will:

  • Have the opportunity to take a lead role in sports injury rehabilitation.
  • Access theoretical content online so you can study at a time convenient to you.
  • Study high practical content which means you'll develop the skills that will impress employers.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to take a lead role in sport injury rehabilitation.
  • You are a strong communicator with great interpersonal skills.
  • You want to help improve the lives of others.

Course Details

The MSc programme is offered as either a full-time or part-time programme.

The full-time course runs over three academic semesters (October through to September the following year), whilst  giving you the chance to exit with the following awards:

  • Postgraduate Certificate: completion of one module
  • Postgraduate Diploma: completion of two modules
  • Masters: completion of two modules plus a dissertation

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

This course is available both part-time and full-time and is delivered via a blended learning approach, which includes:

Workshops (three days per module, per semester)

These are interactive, discursive, reflective, participatory, collaborative and practice related and employ a variety of teaching and learning methods. As the programme progresses these will become progressively more student-led, with you presenting case studies for peer and tutor review.

Individual Scholarly Activity

Self-directed learning, personal reflection, practice-based application and reflection, including peer and tutor review.

Distance Learning Resources

Delivery of supporting resources such as study guides and lecture material online. Facilitated group work, including tutor and peer evaluation, are a key component of this course. 

Personal Tutor and Peer Support

To provide an academic, practice-based and personal support mechanism alongside facilitated networking.

Assessment methods will vary depending on the module, they include:

  • Case Studies (written and oral presentations)
  • Viva vocé
  • Literature review
  • Practical assessments
  • Journal articles (research reports written in the format of a journal article)
  • Research proposal

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and we’re keen to leave a productive legacy of helping people at all stages of their lives, improving their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

Careers

Take a lead role in sports injury rehabilitation with this practice-based course and make a difference to your clients with higher level skills. You’ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous students successfully publishing their research in peer-reviewed journals.

The skills developed within the programme are recognised within organisations such as the English Institute of Sport as critical to the development of key competencies to move through there competency lead career structure.

Upon successful completion of the course, it would be possible to progress on to a PhD, or a PhD via publication. We offer a range of research degrees relevant to your area of practice.

As a University, we are committed to your continuing professional development. We run short courses and study days throughout the year to keep you at the forefront of developments in Sports Injury Rehabilitation.


Visit the Sports Injury Rehabilitation - MSc/PGDip/PDCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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