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

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

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Course Description

By studying this degree you will gain the skills and knowledge to work as an independent practitioner, assessing injuries, and aiding recovery through manual therapies and exercise prescription. The programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and is one of the few MSc courses whose graduates are accredited for entry to the BASRaT register.

Our graduates work in a wide range of environments including sports clubs/teams, sports injury clinics, the ministry of defence and the performing arts.

St Mary’s was one of the first universities in the country to offer a Sport Rehabilitation degree. Our academics have a vast amount of experience working with athletes at all levels of competition. Many are engaged in leading-edge research, and all are passionate about teaching.

You will have access to teaching facilities designed with Sport Rehabilitation in mind, including our state-of-the art Performance Education Centre where you can learn and practice exercise-based assessments and interventions.

Our biomechanics laboratory is particularly valuable to MSc Sport Rehabilitation students undertaking dissertation testing. In addition, we operate a Sport Rehabilitation Student Placement Clinic and rehabilitation gym, where many will undertake part of their clinical placements. All this is in addition to the fantastic sports facilities at St Mary’s.

  • Accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), the professional body overseeing and regulating the practice of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers in this country.
  • Includes an Immediate Care in Sport (Level 2) course, leading to a recognised qualification in pitchside immediate care skills.
  • Focusses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

By studying this degree you will gain the skills and knowledge to work as an independent practitioner, assessing injuries, and aiding recovery through manual therapies and exercise prescription. The programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and is one of the few MSc courses whose graduates are accredited for entry to the BASRaT...

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Course Content

Modules

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

Modules Acute Management of Injury and Specialised Treatment Techniques  Advanced Research Methods  Clinical Anatomy and Physiology  Clinical Assessment and Soft Tissue Management  Dissertation  Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Placement  Late Stage...

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Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to have achieved a 2:1  or a good 2:2 (or equivalent) in a related discipline, including: sport and exercise science, sports coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science, sports therapy, physical education and 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 biology, physiology or occupational therapy.

Where necessary, we can also assist students in gaining a Data and Barring Service (DBS) check, and reduced price First Aid certificate, both of which are prerequisites for clinical placement.

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).

Students will normally be expected to have achieved a 2:1  or a good 2:2 (or equivalent) in a related discipline, including: sport and exercise science, sports coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science, sports therapy, physical education and physiotherapy. In addition, applications will also be considered for selected elements of the...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, vivas, practical demonstration, and written examinations.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, vivas, practical demonstration, and written examinations.

Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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