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Sport Rehabilitation (with a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

UCAS code

C604

Duration

4 years

UCAS points

72 - 48

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Manage the human body and its limitations with our expert-led Sport Rehabilitation degree

Learn how to manage musculoskeletal injuries, master pain management, and support athletes with our Sport Rehabilitation degree. You will train in sports and exercise medicine principles with an emphasis on creating exercise and rehabilitation programmes.

Our sport rehabilitation course is professionally accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

Outstanding international reputation

St Mary’s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees. We were the founding higher education institution for sport rehabilitation in the UK, with our first intake of students in 1994.

Our Sport Rehabilitation BSc has evolved to be highly successful, with a global reputation for producing world-class sport rehabilitation practitioners.

Expert teaching and support

You will learn from a team of academics and clinical practitioners here to support your personal and professional development.

Our student, Hayley, explains that our teachers “are experts who continue to work within the field so [they] know [they’re] always receiving up-to-date knowledge, as well as one-to-one attention”.

Onsite teaching clinic

You’ll have access to our Sport Rehabilitation Suites. This onsite teaching clinic allows you to practice and improve your clinical skills under supervision.

Gain additional qualifications

As you’ll study our Sport Rehabilitation degree, you’ll also gain a qualification in Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS). This will enhance your employability.

Work placements: build professional experience

You will undertake a work placement to apply your learning to clinical practice in a professional environment.

Previous students have completed placements with:

  • England Women’s Rugby
  • Harlequins
  • London Broncos
  • Millwall Academy
  • Crawley Town FC.

International collaborations

We are an academic member of World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT). This means we collaborate with an international network of academic institutions from countries like:

  • the USA
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Taiwan.

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.

Oliver Blenkinsop

Lecturer - Sport Rehabilitation

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Course content

Modules

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.

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

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent).

A minimum of a grade B at A level (or equivalent) in Biology, Human Biology or PE and an A Level grade C (or equivalent) in a sport or science subject is required.

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.

72 - 48

UCAS points

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Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Home

£9,250

International

£16,980

*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.

Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

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

Scholarships

Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .

Living costs

A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.

Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.

How the degree is taught

Contact time - 45%

Independent study - 55%

*Contact time includes 19% of guided learning

Teaching methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

A variety of teaching methods are used in the programme. These include theory and practical sessions as well as group and seminar work. In addition, there are multiple online resources available to students to support their learning.

The level 4 (year one) programme begins with an induction in which you work on group activities designed to develop communication, listening and teamwork skills. There is also the opportunity to work together and get to know your peers in a fun setting, whilst practising the skills that are needed throughout the course of the programme.

These themes continue into levels 5 and 6 (years two and three) where clinical placements are included. Surrounding the placements are intensive periods of teaching where the appropriate clinical and academic skills are taught.

Theoretical lectures may contain the entire year group of 80 to 100 people, and in practical sessions, you'll be in groups of 40 to 60 with one member of staff for every 20 students.

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.

Feedback

We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Career opportunities

Our Sport Rehabilitation BSc will help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

You can also contact our Career Services at careersnetwork@stmarys.ac.uk for further information on work and postgraduate opportunities.

BASRaT has more information on sport rehabilitation jobs.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of undefined include:

sport injury clinicshealth clubsprofessional sporting clubsfitness centresthe militaryGP referral schemes

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