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BSc in Sport Rehabilitation with Foundation Year (Full Time)

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Bachelor Degree , Sports Studies

Course Description

This modern, vocational programme provides skills and knowledge for the management of musculoskeletal injury, to enable patients to progress on to health and fitness training programmes.

Sport Rehabilitation graduates are trained in Sports and Exercise Medicine principles, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes. As a Sport Rehabilitator, you may work alongside many other health professions or as an autonomous practitioner.

You will undertake work-based clinical placements as an integral part of your degree, allowing you to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with clinical practice in a working environment. Previously, students have completed placements with England Women’s Rugby, Harlequins, London Broncos, Millwall Academy, Crawley Town FC and many others.

The programme has excellent partnerships with professional sports clubs and sport injury clinics in the region, enabling you to develop the necessary clinical skills required to secure employment after you graduate.

About the Foundation Year

Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.

On successful completion of the Health Science Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Sport Rehabilitation.

This modern, vocational programme provides skills and knowledge for the management of musculoskeletal injury, to enable patients to progress on to health and fitness training programmes. Sport Rehabilitation graduates are trained in Sports and Exercise Medicine principles, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes. As a Sport...

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Course Content

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree.

The programme is structured so that the underpinning knowledge and skills are taught in your first year. These are built on during the second and third year, with clear strands running through the programme.

Foundation year

  • Foundations of Life 
  • Personal Learning Competencies 
  • Principles of Physics and Mathematics 
  • Taking a Professional Approach 
  • The Chemistry of Nature 
  • The Individual Project 

Year one

  • Biomechanics 1 
  • Clinical Assessment of Neuromusculoskeletal Injury 
  • Clinical Human Anatomy 
  • Exercise Physiology and Prescription 
  • Patient Management 1 
  • Research Methods 1 

Year two

  • Athlete Management 1 
  • Biomechanics 2 
  • Clinical Placement 1 
  • Patient Management 2  
  • Rehabilitation 1 
  • Research Methods 2 

Year three

  • Athlete Management 2 
  • Clinical Placement 2 
  • Late Stage Rehabilitation 
  • Patient Management 3 
  • Rehabilitation 2 
  • Research Methods 3 and Dissertation 

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree. The programme is structured so that the underpinning knowledge and skills are taught in your first year. These are built on during the second and third year, with clear strands running through the programme. Foundation...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE Biology/Science and Mathematics, or an equivalent award, are also required.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected]

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Undergraduate degrees with a foundation year

The undergraduate degree with foundation year programme offers applicants without traditional qualifications or grades an alternative route to studying Sport Rehabilitation (with a Foundation Year).

GCSE Biology/Science and Mathematics, or an equivalent award, are also required. Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected] To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff...

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Assessment Methods

Modules are assessed through a variety of methods, including written theory examinations, vivas, oral presentations and written coursework across all levels.

The practical viva's form a significant part of the assessments due to the clinical nature of the programme. In addition, at level 6 there is an independent research project to complete, as well as a formal clinical examination at the end of the degree.

Modules are assessed through a variety of methods, including written theory examinations, vivas, oral presentations and written coursework across all levels. The practical viva's form a significant part of the assessments due to the clinical nature of the programme. In addition, at level 6 there is an independent research project to complete, as well as a formal clinical...

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