A practical and vocational programme - professionally accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitations and Trainers (BASRaT) - providing you with the skills required to work in sports and healthcare settings.
Why study Sport Rehabilitation?
This modern, vocational programme provides skills and knowledge for the management of musculoskeletal injury, to enable patients to progress on to health and fitness training programmes.
Sport Rehabilitation graduates are trained in Sports and Exercise Medicine principles, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes. As a Sport Rehabilitator, you may work alongside many other health professions or as an autonomous practitioner.
You will undertake work-based clinical placements as an integral part of your degree, allowing you to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with clinical practice in a working environment. Previously, students have completed placements with England Women’s Rugby, Harlequins, London Broncos, Millwall Academy, Crawley Town FC and many others.
The programme has excellent partnerships with professional sports clubs and sport injury clinics in the region, enabling you to develop the necessary clinical skills required to secure employment after you graduate.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary’s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees, and as such we were the founding higher education institution for Sport Rehabilitation in the UK, with our 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 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.
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.
- 92.6% of Sport Rehabilitation students are in professional employment, further study or both six months after graduation (HESA, DLHE 2015/16)
- Highly qualified and experienced clinical academic staff
- A range of high-quality placements provided in professional sport or clinical practice
- Onsite teaching clinic where you can practice and enhance your clinical skills under supervision
- Taught in excellent, specialised teaching facilities on our historic Strawberry Hill campus