This course will give you the opportunity to take a lead role in sports injury rehabilitation
Theoretical content is available online so you can study at a time convenient to you
High practical content means you’ll develop the skills that will impress employers
Part-time study option
This course will further the knowledge, skills and abilities of sports rehabilitators, sport 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) though 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.
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
In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.
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 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)
Journal articles (research reports written in the format of a journal article)
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.
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This course has been developed to include the key competencies identified by the International federation of Sports Physiotherapists in the domains of exercise rehabilitation. It is also recognised as providing key exercise rehabilitation skills by the English Institute of Sport.
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.
You will have access to some of the best facilities in the UK, including our purpose-built Human Performance Lab, which contains almost every type of physiological and biomechanical equipment:
FT700 Ballistic Measurement System
9 AMTI Force Plates, 5 of which are situated in a 40m running track
ProReflex 10 Camera real-time motion analysis system
KinCom and Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometers for muscle strength testing
Portable Kistler force plate
EMG (electromyography) system used to measures the electrical activity of muscles and to gather information about the muscular and nervous systems
Esaote AU5 Ultrasound used to study skeletal muscles, tendons, ligaments and blood flow
We have a range of cycle and rowing ergometers, two treadmills, and two online gas analysis systems.
We can perform blood analysis with our Analox GM7 Multi-Assay Blood Analyser to measure blood lactate, glucose and a range of other blood substrates
There is also the Reflotron which another multi-use system that can measure blood cholesterol and haemoglobin as well as portable blood glucose and lactate analysers.
In addition we have the usual equipment found in exercise physiology labs.