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Sport Rehabilitation MSc

Learn about the course below
Code
PGB160
Start
October 2021
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Fees
£9,400 (UK) *
£14,500 (EU/INT) *
Course leader
Kostas Papadopoulous

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.

Why study MSc Sport Rehabilitation* at Middlesex University?

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 Barnet Copthall Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club 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. (Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.)

Course highlights

  • 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
  • Our staff are all highly trained professionals who each offer a wealth of industry experience
  • As part of an exciting new venture with Saracens Rugby who are based at Barnet Copthall Stadium, 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. (Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.)
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

*Please note this course is subject to review.

Please note this course only runs in October


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This course will provide you with advanced knowledge of the anatomical and pathophysiological concepts in the assessment and treatment of injury in the sport/exercise rehabilitation field.

You will gain the skills to critically evaluate, analyse, interpret and apply current and alternative approaches in sport’s medicine, in the evaluation and treatment of injury. In addition, you will use this evidence to design and implement treatment/rehabilitation programmes.

You will also develop the ability to work as an advanced independent practitioner and as part of a professional multidisciplinary sports’ medicine team.

Modules

  • Modules

    • Advanced Anatomy and Client Assessment (15 Credits)

      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.

    • Rehabilitation and Conditioning Techniques (15 Credits)

      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 principles of programming. This module also looks to include supplementary techniques to exercise in order to correct muscle imbalance, correct dysfunction and enhance performance.

    • Advanced Player Management (15 Credits)

      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.

    • Patho-physiology and Mechanism of Musculoskeletal Injury (15 Credits)

      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.

    • Professional Placement (30 Credits)

      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.

    • Research Methods (30 Credits)

      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.

    • Dissertation (60 Credits)

      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.

More information about this course

See the course specification for more information:

Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

How is the MSc Sport Rehabilitation taught?

All of the theory-based content will be either pre-recorded or delivered online. Attending campus will be 1-day per month, where you will gain knowledge and skills from attending laboratory and practical sessions, which will involve group work, small discussions and directed learning towards the skill-set needed to be Sport Rehabilitator.

Assessment

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You will be assessed through a wide range of methods which will assess both clinical reasoning and clinical skills. These will include written and practical examinations, viva voce, presentations, clinical placement logbooks and coursework assignments.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, if we are unable to undertake your practical assessments on campus, we have made arrangements to run these remotely.

Teaching and learning - changes for students in 2020

If you’re starting university in 2020, we’ll be teaching you in different ways to make sure you get the best learning experience possible. You’ll learn through live sessions with teaching staff and have the chance to study independently too, with access to all the online resources you need through our globally available student portal.

We’re planning different scenarios for teaching so that we can be flexible. While we’re social distancing, we’re aiming to teach you through some small group sessions on campus, with other interactive teaching as well as larger lectures delivered online and recorded sessions available to you on-demand. If you’re unable to make it to campus at first, or we need to limit access to campus in the future, your course can be delivered fully online.

The table below shows current plans for your learning across a typical week, including scheduled live online teaching and an indication of what we hope to teach face to face, where you can make it to campus. While some weeks might look different to this, due to how we schedule classes and make arrangements for any face to face sessions (for example, in some cases these could take place every two weeks with an increased number of hours), the table gives you an idea of what to expect based on the overall number of teaching hours on your course.

You’ll receive final arrangements for your teaching and a full course timetable before you start.

Scenario 1: course delivered fully online

1.

Live learning

Contact time per week per level:

3 hours

2.

Self-paced learning time

Average hours per week per level:

6.5 hours

3.

On demand resources

Average hours per week per level:

3 hours

Scenario 2: Course delivered with a mix of online and face to face learning with social distancing in place 

1.

Live learning

Contact time per week per level:

1.5 hours

2.

Self-paced learning time

Average hours per week per level:

6.5 hours

3.

On demand resources

Average hours per week per level:

3 hours

4.

Face-to-face sessions

Contact time per week per level:

6 hours (once per month, 6 times per year)

Read more about our scenarios for returning to campus and what they might mean for your teaching and learning experience, and how you’ll be able to access student support.

Future plans for teaching

We’re developing our timetable for face to face teaching  with current government advice on social distancing to keep you safe. If social distancing requirements are lifted, we’ll start to safely move back towards our usual teaching arrangements with more opportunities for face to face learning. Some learning and support might stay online in this scenario. If more restrictions are put in place, or there is another lockdown, we’ll be prepared to deliver your learning and support fully online, with alternative arrangements made for any required placements. We’ll always give you notice of any changes that we make.

Definitions of terms

  • Live learning – Live learning will cover everything you’ll do with teaching staff like lectures, seminars, workshops and other classes, and we’ll schedule all of this for you. This might include some study outside your regular timetable, like taking part in discussion forums or online blogs where you’re supported by academic staff.
  • Independent learning – Independent learning is all the studying you’ll do outside your live learning sessions with teaching staff. This self-paced study will give you the chance to learn, prepare, revise and reflect in your own time as you need to, and you’ll have access to on-demand resources and materials to help you do your best.
    • Self-paced study – Self-paced study will give you the chance to learn wherever and whenever you want to and at your own pace, outside your live learning sessions. This independent learning could include reading and reflection, preparation for classes, revision or homework along with access to other online activities such as quizzes.
    • On-demand resources – You'll have access to on-demand resources like pre-recorded video lectures and workshops as part of your independent study. You’ll be able to review and revisit whenever you need to at your own pace.
  • Face to face sessions – Wherever it’s possible to do so, and we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure your safety, you’ll be able to attend scheduled sessions, workshops or appointments on campus as part of your live learning. The number of hours given in this scenario provides an indication of the number of hours of face to face learning you could expect, and a full timetable will be provided to you before the start of your course.

Support

You’ll have a strong support network available to you to make sure you develop all the necessary academic skills you need to do well on your course.

Our support services will mainly be delivered online and you’ll have access to a range of different resources so you can get the help you need, whether you’re studying at home or have the opportunity to come to campus.

You’ll have access to one to one and group sessions for personal learning and academic support from our library and IT teams, and our network of learning experts. Our teams will also be here to offer financial advice, and personal wellbeing, mental health and disability support.

More on teaching for your subject in 2020/21

Read our guide to what’s been happening in your subject area recently and more about what to expect this autumn.

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  2. International
  3. How to apply
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  2. EU fees from October 2021
  3. EU/International
  4. Additional costs
  5. Scholarships and bursaries

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.

Our sport and exercise science facilities are based nearby to our Hendon campus in Barnet Copthall Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club, offering staff and students unique access to academy and elite players and coaches.(Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.)

We have a physiology laboratory with a large Woodway treadmill for measuring VO2 max, several exercise bikes and one of very few DXA scanning body composition machines in a UK university sport science department.

In our large biomechanics room, we recently set up the UK's most advanced 3D motion analysis equipment for sport science, which has real world applications including, for instance, how scientists can analyse the way athletes, the armed forces or the elderly move.

Our strength training room features professional-level equipment for all types of lifts, and we have a rehabilitation and soft tissue massage room, where students can gain practical experience and Middlesex athletes can receive free treatment.

The computer lab at Barnet Copthall Stadium is used regularly by our students and in particular by our sport psychology students. (Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.)

Our collaboration with Saracens, as well as partnerships with other sporting institutions like the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, provide placement opportunities for students.

https://www.mdx.ac.uk/life-at-middlesex/facilities/specialist-facilities/science-and-technology/sports



We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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