The in-depth study of science and sport has given researchers a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise. Supported by pioneering facilities and expert staff, our course produces outstanding graduates who can help anyone participating in sport and exercise, whether at an elite level or within the general community, regain their peak potential. Gain an advantage by training at one of the leading sport and rehabilitation education universities in the UK.
This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become an autonomous healthcare practitioner, specialising in fitness, exercise-based rehabilitation and musculoskeletal management.
We focus on increasing your critical awareness of the current trends in sport and exercise rehabilitation, and build your confidence in applying these pioneering advancements to the workplace. Sport rehabilitation research is consistently focused on improving athletic performance and reducing injury risk. Therefore our course focuses on building the knowledge and skills to implement rehabilitation programmes that return athletes to optimum fitness.
You will have access to our partner Saracen Rugby's nearby Allianz Park stadium where you will use our world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in the sport and exercise environment through a work placement.
Employability – Students who have completed sports degrees with Middlesex have gone on to work in organisations such as professional football and rugby clubs, national sport teams and independent private practices.
Expert staff - Our staff are all highly trained professionals who each offer a wealth of industry experience.
Facilities – In 2013, Middlesex University opened its brand new sport and exercise science facilities nearby at Allianz Park. As part of an exciting new venture with Saracens Rugby who are based at Allianz Park, you will use the latest state-of-the-art equipment including a human movement lab, a health and injury clinic and a human performance lab.
Free electronic textbook- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
This module aims to develop an advanced knowledge of and mastery in the student’s understanding of anatomy with particular focus on structure and function. The module will concentrate upon in depth knowledge of how structure affects the function of the musculoskeletal system and the advanced methods by which a health practitioner assesses both the injured and non injured person. Advanced skills in terms of assessment, clinical reasoning and professional conduct will be developed alongside the theoretical bases.
This module aims to provide the students with the ability to critically assess movement impairment and injury and develop validated corrective performance programmes based on their findings. Students will develop a range of corrective exercise techniques that looks to address the issues highlighted by the screening processes, as well as enhance performance through advanced prinicples of programming. This module also looks to include supplementary techniques to exercise in order to correct muscle imbalance, correct dysfunction and enhance performance.
The aims of this module are to develop an advanced understanding of exercise and environmental physiology and apply this to the professional sporting environment as an advanced independent practitioner. In addition supporting modalities such as electrotherapy, cryotherapy, thermotherapy, nutrition, hydration and hydrotherapy will be introduced in developing the range of advanced clinical skills needed for an autonomous practitioner.
To critically review and evaluate current ‘schools of thought related to the patho-physiological processes involved in musculoskeletal injury and healing. Students will analyse and interpret current research evidence related to the management and treatment on injury. In addition students will advance their anatomical knowledge base by looking at an advanced level at the mechanism of injury and the resulting cause and effect on the musculoskeletal system.
This module focuses on special population groups and pain management. The development of intervention strategies and exercise programme design is crucial to ensuring that the students have knowledge of the major signs and symptoms of common diseases and disorders affecting all age groups. In addition the indications and contraindications are explored in depth with particular reference to pain and the current approaches used to deal with the management of chronic and acute pain.
This module aims for students to apply knowledge from their other taught modules into practice, students are firstly placed into our student sports injury clinic that treats a range of patients including staff, students and general public, and when felt appropriate are able to go and gain experience at external placements in specialised areas.
You will be required to adopt a reflective and critical approach to your working practice and to promote a problem-solving approach in a work environment.
This module will facilitate the student’s ability to construct and delivery integrated treatment and rehabilitation programming. Assist the students to develop a critical analysis of research pertaining to treatments and rehabilitation specific to injury rehabilitation.
To support students to undertake research, with a focus appropriate to their programme and area of practice and building upon the research proposal formulated in SES4430. To create a peer learning community for students to critically support each other in the research process to provide guidance, additional to that provided by the students’ supervisors, on matters of ethical application, research methods, data collection, analysis and writing-up.
In addition you will need a to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check during the first week of the course.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
Opportunities exist in the field of exercise rehabilitation with professional sports clubs, national sports organisations and private clinics. Graduates will also be capable of establishing their own consultancy business or progressing on to additional study/research including MPhil/PhD.
Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
MSc/PG Dip Sport Rehabilitation
This course is offered full time or part time. You can choose to study the full Masters or a PG Diploma or PG Certificate. The fees below refer to the 2017/18 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits|
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.