This course provides an exciting opportunity for students wishing to specialise in musculoskeletal rehabilitation related to sport, exercise and fitness.
Sports Rehabilitators and Therapists are involved in the management and rehabilitation of athletes and patients with musculoskeletal conditions arising from long-term medical conditions to short-term sports injuries. A graduate sport rehabilitator is an autonomous healthcare practitioner.
In working across a wide range of settings, graduates will often be required to work with other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, or as part of multi-disciplinary teams, and will need an appreciation of subjects including anatomy, pathophysiology, psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning.
This course has a high degree of practical work as well as the normal series of lectures, seminars and small group activities. Many subjects now integrate many of these elements into one session using a 'flipped classroom' model with support from Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment with in-built lecture capture system.
A number of modules are shared with physiotherapy to ensure consistency and quality of care.
Assessment is predominantly based on written assignments, with some exams, presentations and practical assessments, some associated with external qualifications.
Our typical offer is:
|High School Diploma along with one of the following at the required grade - SAT I and SAT II, ACT or Advanced Placement
|GPA 3.0 or above and: Sat score of 1250/1600 from SATs AP (Grades 3+ in at least 3 subjects) ACT (score of 30+)
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
BTEC Extended National Diploma (Sport and Exercise Science, Health Science, and Applied Science preferred) DDM. Other BTEC National Diplomas may be considered with AS or A2 Biology / Human Biology / PE at grade B.
Your completed application form will be reviewed by our Admissions Team to ensure that you have the required entry qualifications. If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Admissions Tutor and if successful, you will be shortlisted for interview.
Medical assessments of your mental and physical health and disclosure of criminal convictions apply to all applicants. This means you are required to complete the following:
Instructions on how you complete these checks will be sent to you once you hold a conditional firm offer with us. These forms are then reviewed alongside your application, and you must meet both the academic and fitness to practise requirements before you will be given an unconditional offer. If you are successful, you will also need to complete an annual declaration form to confirm you are fit and there are no changes to your DBS.
We prefer you to have some experience of delivering care in a professional or voluntary capacity and have a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.
All applicants must attend an individual interview as part of the selection process. This may take place via Teams or in person.
You may be asked to provide additional references in terms of workplace experience/placement to support your application. Please note this must not be the same reference you have submitted as part of your application.
We select students based on their knowledge, motivation, experience, values, and behaviours, not just academic ability. You need to demonstrate the ability to:
Students studying a health or social care course, that has a placement within the NHS or any other Care Quality Commission establishment, are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Find out more in our Help and Advice article.
If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in each band.
The annual fee for this course is:
We are only considering applications from UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled students.
Learn more about settled status, pre-settled status, special discounts, visa requirements and Common Travel Area (CTA) agreements for the Republic of Ireland applicants in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Career routes include sports clubs and teams, private musculoskeletal rehabilitation practices, GP practices, physiotherapist assistant roles and self-employment.
Graduates on BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Sciences have been successful in setting up their own businesses in massage therapy and personal training.
Work placements are a key element to BASRaT accreditation. You are required to complete at least 400 hours of clinical/work placement through regional partnerships with hospital trusts, GP partnerships, sports clubs and private fitness centres, sports therapists, osteopaths and with the possibility of working with Physiotherapy and Clinical Skills students in commercial sports injury clinics. Placements will be organised through the University placement office.
You will have the option to attain vocational qualifications through industry recognised awarding bodies such as Personal Trainer Awards and Massage. These qualifications incur additional fees. However, the Advanced Trauma Care Course (a requirement of BASRaT accreditation) is fully funded by the University.