The Sport Rehabilitation programme is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitations and Trainers (BASRaT). It is a discipline that ensures the clinical competence outlined by the professional body is achieved and maintained in areas such as: Prevention of Injury, Evaluation of Injury, Management of Injury and Immediate Care.

Why study Sport Rehabilitation?

A modern vocational programme that provides skills and knowledge for the management of musculoskeletal injury, progressing on to health and fitness training programmes.

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

There are also opportunities to undertake a work based clinical placement as an integral part of your degree and to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with clinical practice in the working environment. The programme has excellent partnerships with professional sports clubs and Sport Injury Clinics in the region to enable students to develop the necessary clinical skills they require to secure employment upon graduation.

Why St Mary's?

St Mary’s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees, and as such St Mary's University was the founder higher education institution for Sport Rehabilitation in the UK with the first intake of students in 1994.

The Sport Rehabilitation degree at St Mary’s has evolved into a highly successful programme with an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally for producing World Class Sport Rehabilitation Practitioners.

Sport Rehabilitation at St Mary's University provides a unique environment to study the subject with a broad interdisciplinary team of academics and clinical practitioners, with teaching and research interests across a broad spectrum of rehabilitation techniques and practices.

A Student View

Charlotte Rose
"The programme offers a variety of learning specialisms, where you learn anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage, as well as biomechanics. In Levels 5 and 6 you do 400 hours of placement. This includes some really exciting opportunities such as Premier League football teams, rugby clubs and private specialist clinics within the police or army. You are also assessed in a number of ways which suits everyone."


Sport Rehabilitation NSS results 2016

93% of Sport Rehabilitation students agreed that they had good access to learning resources in the 2016 National Student Survey.


In the latest HESA Destinations of Leavers survey 95% of St Mary's students were employed or undertaking further study within six months of graduating.