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Are you looking for a career helping people return to sport at all levels after injury, and enhancing their performance? If so, this part-time MSc Sport Rehabilitation is for you. This programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

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

Why study Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration)?

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.

Why St Mary's?

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.

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Course lead

Kelly Kaulback headshotKelly Kaulback
Course Lead MSc Sport Rehabilitation

Entry requirements

2:2 Previous degree

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

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.

Further information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Course content


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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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the course will be eligible to join BASRaT, the professional body overseeing and regulating the practice of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers in this country. The 400 clinical placement hours required for BASRaT membership are included in the Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Placement module. BASRaT also has a minimum attendance requirement for lectures, practicals and seminars. To qualify for BASRaT membership students must complete and pass an Immediate Care in Sport (Level 2) course, which is included.

"BASRaT graduates are trained solely in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes in both health and disease. St Mary's University and the University of Salford were the pioneering institutions to run degree programmes of this nature, and have since been joined by several other institutions. To ensure that all accredited courses were of a high equitable standard and that all graduates conformed to strict codes of professional practice and conduct, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers was born."

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How the degree is taught

Teaching methods

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

Modules are taught through lectures, practicals, seminars and placements. The teaching occurs across two days running from 9am-5pm on both days. Year one is taught on a Tuesday and Friday, and year two is taught on a Monday and Thursday. The Advanced Research Methods module will include an intensive teaching week in January. A wide variety of teaching approaches will be utilised and you'll be expected to actively engage in teaching sessions and undertake a significant amount of work beyond the formal contact hours.

Attention is given to the formative process that will encourage the development of key practical skills in assessment and critical thinking.

Assessment methods

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

Award title

Students completing a PGCert or PGDip instead of a Master's degree will receive the award title 'Rehabilitation Studies' and not 'Sport Rehabilitation'.  

If you are completing the course as Rehabilitation Studies (either PGCert or PGDip), you will not be eligible to gain the professional accreditation from BASRaT (subject to approval).


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

September 2023

  • Home: £10,500
  • International: student visa not accepted

The tuition fees listed are for the duration of the course. 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. Please see clause 5.15.2 of the Tuition Fee Regulations for further information.

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.

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.

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

Teaching staff

  • Oliver Blenkinsop
    Lecturer - Sport Rehabilitation
  • Dr Leanne Griffiths
    Dean of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science
  • Megan Hersey
    Course Lead - Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Anna Huet
    Senior Lecturer - Sport Rehabilitation
  • Kelly Kaulback
    Course Lead MSc Sport Rehabilitation
  • Claire McLoughlin
    Subject Lead - Sports Rehabilitation (inc Nutrition BSc and MSc)
  • Elaine Mullally
    Head of Department - Health Sciences
  • Katrine Okholm Kryger
    Senior Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation
  • Will Page
    Lecturer - Sport Rehabilitation
  • Justin Smith
    Subject Lead - Sport Rehabilitation and Nutrition
  • Natalie Turner
    Course Lead BSc Sport Rehabilitation
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Further information

Previous dissertations

  1. The effect of anaerobic fatigue on functional hamstring to quadriceps ratio in sprinters: A prospective study
  2. The Optimal Volume of High Intensity Plyometric Contacts for a Novice Rugby Player
  3. The effect of load on the kinetics and kinematics of the lower extremity during the snatch
  4. The effects of a static stretching programme on hip range of motion and lower back pain
  5. The acute effect of pre-activation exercises to improve performance and lower-extremity biomechanics in female athletes; a randomised controlled study
  6. Correlation between condition of shoes used for road-running and risk of running-related injury. A Pedobarography study.
  7. Scapula muscle recruitment patterns of competitive swimmers with shoulder pathologies
  8. A comparison of body kinematics and kinetics in single legged vertical and horizontal jumps in females: An Impact on return to sport criteria.
  9. Foot Posture Index and Pedobarography Results of the Rear-foot And Pronation After Running Induced Fatigue In Long Distance Runners
  10.  Can increasing hip extension increase hip flexion? A Randomised Control Trial.