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St Mary's University

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

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Distance learning available


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2 years (part-time)

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Champion an athlete’s recovery and enhance performance with our innovative Sports Rehabilitation master’s

Assess, treat, and prevent sports injuries on our part-time Sport Rehabilitation master’s. You will balance theory and practical skills while covering:

  • injury assessment
  • the rehabilitation process
  • patient and athlete management
  • biomechanics and neuromuscular training
  • research methods

You will also experience real-world clinical settings through placement hours. Choose your own placement or lean on our support to assist you in completing your clinical placement.

Accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

Our Sports Rehabilitation MSc is one of the only postgraduate courses accredited by the BASRaT. After completing this degree, you will be eligible to enter the BASRaT register.

World-class facilities at a pioneering university

We were one of the first UK universities to offer Sport Rehabilitation degrees. Our innovative degree allows you access to our state-of-the-art Performance Education Centre, where you can apply knowledge, and practice exercise-based assessments and interventions.

You will also use our Biomechanics Laboratory and world-class sports facilities.

Gain extra qualifications as you learn

Our postgraduate Sport Rehabilitation degree includes an Immediate Care in Sport (Level 2) course. As a result, you will earn a recognised qualification in pitch-side immediate care skills.

Exceptional teaching and support

Our academics are research-active and experienced with athletes at all levels of competition. They are also committed to your well-being – our student, Aikaterini , tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.


Kelly Kaulback

Course Lead MSc Sport Rehabilitation

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Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

At least 2:1 (or equivalent) or good 2:2.


Previous degree

Additional requirement information

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 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding






Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 10% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding.  International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, vivas, and practical demonstrations.

Career opportunities

With our Sport Rehabilitation master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, teamwork, and creative problem-solving.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) MSc, PGDip, PGCert include:

sports clubs and teamssports injury clinicsthe ministry of defencethe performing artsprivate practicethe NHS

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