"Middlesex has an amazing programme of support for athletes and sports students. It's fantastic at understanding both my academic and athletic commitments."Sophie Sandy, BSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
The study of the effects of exercise and recovery from injury has given practitioners a greater understanding of how a health care practitioner can help the human body to perform and recover. Our sport and exercise rehabilitation graduates are in high demand, able to support people to reach their peak potential.
We focus on increasing your critical awareness of the current trends in sport and exercise rehabilitation, and build your confidence to apply these pioneering advancements to the workplace. Sport rehabilitation research is consistently focused on improving athletic performance and reducing injury risk. You will study at the heart of this research, building the knowledge and skills to implement rehabilitation programmes, to return athletes to optimum fitness.
This course is accredited by BASRaT who have recently been successful in their application to join the Voluntary Health Care Professions council Register, who have created an accredited voluntary register for graduates. This move will enhance your credibility in the sport rehabilitation field and will further improve your graduate employment opportunities.
Our specialist teaching approach combines knowledge and skills development, with high levels of professional practice. This degree emphasises injury prevention, primary health care and lifestyle management. Through this, you will learn how to provide immediate care following acute injury or illness and to recognise potential causes of injury for all sportspeople, at all levels of fitness and learn how to devise and implement strategies to reduce injury risk.
You will learn how to evaluate an individual's health to determine the appropriate evidence-based therapeutic and exercise interventions for recovery of function, return to physical activity or high performance.
A Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR) is a graduate level autonomous healthcare practitioner specialising in musculoskeletal management, exercise based rehabilitation and fitness.
Practical studies and lectures are taught at nearby Allianz Park and at our Hendon campus where you will have access to social, recreational and learning resource facilities.
You will spend a significant amount of study time at Allianz Park, in addition to 400 hours of clinical practice.
You will graduate armed with the knowledge and understanding of:
This module aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of clinical and functional anatomy. Exploration of the microscopic and macroscopic structure of nerves, muscles, joints, bone and provides a fundamental platform upon which to build understanding of applied biomechanics and human movement.
The sport rehabilitator or sport trainer will need to be aware of the benefits and adverse consequences of physical activity. S/he will also need to be aware of the role of physical activity in the development and maintenance of health, fitness and in optimising sports performance. The future professional role of a trainer may involve caring for a range of individuals, from the elite athlete through to special populations using exercise as a clinical intervention. The module aims to provide an introduction to core concepts developed later in the program, stimulate an interest in current issues in athletic health care and encourage the development of appropriate administrative, communication and practical skills required for successful academic and professional progress.
The aim of the module is to highlight and introduce the fundamental key scientific concepts and principles, across the three main sports science disciplines of physiology, psychology, and biomechanics.
This module develops the core skills for undergraduate rehabilitators in professional practice. Skills developed are teamwork, numeracy skills, the use of information technology, knowledge of governing bodies BASRaT, BASES, SoST, HPC, UKSCA and the instigation of a personal development portfolio. Knowledge will be gained in the classification and mechanism of musculo-skeletal injury. Students will develop competency in medical note taking, client assessment posture, Palpation/ROM/MMT and massage techniques.
This module aims to enable students to understand the physiological basis of human movement from the cortex to skeletal muscle. To understand the mechanical basis of human movement from Newton s laws to the kinematics and kinetics of sport, exercise, and rehabilitation. To understand the chronic physiological adaptations to sport, exercise and rehabilitation. To understand the principles of measurement in muscle, vascular and cardiopulmonary physiology. To understand the principles of measurement in the kinetics and kinematics of human movement.
To introduce students of health and social care related subjects to the process of health and social care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health and social care related disciplines to underpin their knowledge with research and evidence-based practice. Professionals need to be able to access research findings, and through an understanding of the research process and methodology, be able to critique research and apply this knowledge to practice. The aim of this module is to develop the students awareness the research process and to equip them with the skills required in the subject area appropriate to their target award and to offer some preparation for the final year project/dissertation.
The module expands the depth of orthopaedic assessment of athletic injuries and theirtreatment through rehabilitative exercise. Students will develop skill and knowledge in the recognition and evaluation of the individual and be able to plan and deliver reasoned exercise based rehabilitation sessions
This module aims expands on SES 1244 introducing the student to the aetiology, patho-physiology of injury and the phases of healing. Students will develop an awareness the of models of pain and management. The science and application of massage therapy, electrotherapy, taping, strapping, cryo and thermotherapy will also be explored.
This module focuses on student s ability to develop critical thinking and evidence based practice in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation. Emphasis is on the linking of skills and knowledge from all modules and its application to practice. Advanced topics pertaining to integrated client assessment and treatment will be developed.
The module aims to develop student skill in the delivery of soft tissue techniques and the critical appraisal of their utilization in the treatment of injury and dysfunction. Students are assisted in developing a critical evidence based approach to treatment and programming.
The aim of this module is to allow students to develop their clinical skills in the workplace by providing suitable work experiences. The focus of the module is on experiential and reflective learning development. This clinical development will build on earlier study, and relate these directly to musculoskeletal injury
This module aims to synthesise learning from the students undergraduate programme providing an opportunity for students to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. Students will select a topic of personal interest they wish to study further and will manage their own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.
Work placements are an important part of this course. You will complete at least 400 hours' work experience in health and fitness centres, sports injury clinics or sports clubs, with placements at the end of the first and second years and throughout the third year. You can even go overseas during the second summer. We will help you find and apply for your placements. Placement experience builds over the three years, enabling students to work with increasing autonomy.
You will also attend practical clinical sessions, laboratory classes, lectures and seminars, where you will take part in class discussions and group work. You will supplement all this with your own reading and will build up a portfolio of work.
You will be assessed by a variety of means, including exams, project work and your portfolio, and reports from your supervisor. You will submit laboratory reports, logbooks, case study analyses and other written assignments, and give presentations. As well as getting feedback on your work from other students, you will be asked to evaluate your own work.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects including Science
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
Other requirements: To begin this course you must also complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and provide suitable references.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. 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 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English 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, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
With the ever-increasing focus for the sporting world to achieve the best results possible, sport rehabilitators are in demand. Graduates will be qualified to pursue a career as a graduate sports rehabilitator under BASRaT, or progress into postgraduate study, particularly into the sports medicine, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, and teaching/lecturing field. You will also be excellently placed to progress into postgraduate study, particularly into sports rehabilitation or physiotherapy courses.
You can gain employment within sport rehabilitation clinics, health clinics, elite or amateur sports teams, the leisure and fitness industry, or occupational health units. Our BSc Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles including: Performance Analyst, Rehab Assistant, Massage Therapist, Gym Instructor, Supervisor, and Teaching Assistant.
Placements will form a major part of your studies because they enable you to develop invaluable professional experience, which informs academic study, whilst preparing you for the job market. There are placements at the end of the first and second year and throughout the third year. You will need to complete a minimum of 400 placements hours over the 3 years of study in a health and fitness centre, sports injury clinic and sports club. Students can go on placements overseas during the summer period of the second year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our undergraduate courses have been approved by SkillsActive as meeting the required industry standard which will give the following REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) recognised qualification/category of registration:
We are one of 11 British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) accredited centres offering this degree. Once recognised this field of clinical practice and academic enquiry will be regulated and protected, thereby increasing the status of sports rehabilitators and providing better pathways into different sport and physical activity employment routes.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here.
"Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation is a new, exciting and budding profession that I wanted to become a part of. I chose Middlesex due to the reputation of the course, which is heavily weighted as a practically applied course, and the expertise of the lecturers teaching.
"I believe that my course at Middlesex has stood me in good stead for the realistic demands of Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation and I have now decided to further my education by staying at Middlesex and applying for the MSc in Strength & Conditioning. I would definitely recommend Middlesex to any prospective students, especially for Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation. The University has just invested in a brand new state of the art facility with a rehabilitation suite which new students can take full advantage of."
"Middlesex University was the only university that offered me a scholarship for competing as an international judo player. It has an amazing set up of support for athletes and sports students and has been fantastic at understanding both my academic and athletic commitments.
"The course allows you to take on a multitude of roles such as a team leader in group projects and also as an independent individual as a researcher, a presenter (to the rest of the class to pitch your ideas and findings) and as a confident practitioner both in a clinical setting and with sports teams at pitch side."
"I couldn't do my current job without my degree, so for me the decision to go to university is one of the best decisions I have made. My degree has enabled me to work clinically which is something I couldn't have done before as a personal trainer. I run my own clinic now and get a huge amount of job satisfaction. The course gave me a good grounding in the skills required to run a private practice.
"One piece of advice I would definitely give to anybody thinking of applying is make sure you go to the Open Day and talk to your prospective tutors. It's really important to find out whether you think you will get along as the relationships you develop with your tutors are important."
Programme Leader Associate Professor Angela Cumine wrote and set up the first sport rehabilitation programme in the country in 1994 (with the support of department head Bill McLoughlin) and was one of the founding members of BASRaT. In 2012 she helped develop a portfolio of postgraduate courses in sports physiotherapy and the sport and exercise medicine field. The move to Allianz Park should help enable the development of a major sport and exercise, and science and medicine centre, which will combine research, teaching and consultancy.