A practical and vocational programme - professionally accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitatiors and Trainers (BASRaT) - providing you with the skills required to work in sports and healthcare settings.
- Taught by research-active academics and clinical practitioners.
- There is an onsite teaching clinic where you can practice and enhance your clinical skills under supervision.
- There are a range of high-quality placements provided in professional sport or clinical practice.
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. All students are guaranteed a placement, and they will be allocated based on a number of factors. Most placements are in the London area with a few that stretch further afield, including international placements.
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.
St Mary’s University is an academic member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT). The benefits of which are the ability to:
- receive membership news updates;
- access the members’ portal on the organisation’s website;
- attend and contribute to the Annual Members' Meeting;
- apply to host the WFATT world congress; and
- use the term “Associate” Member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.
Membership and representation at the WFATT Academic Committee allows us to create an international network of academic institutions where collaborations and sharing of knowledge and resources can grow - allowing for collaborations with like-minded institutions from countries including the USA, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Greece.
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.
On successful completion of the Health Science Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the Sport Rehabilitation (with a Foundation Year) undergraduate degree.
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