Our exercise rehabilitation course is one of the best in the UK. With plenty of experience working alongside clients, athletes and healthcare professionals, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and technical skills to pursue career opportunities across the entire fitness and rehabilitation profession.
As the top university in London for Sports Science (The Complete University Guide, 2020), we not only introduce you to the current sport and exercise rehabilitation trends – we give you the confidence and skillset to use these latest advancements to launch your career.
Covering everything you need to know to improve athletic performance and reduce injury risk, you’ll develop the technical skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. You’ll also put theory into practice as you gain experience working across a variety of settings within the industry.
In our partnership with Saracens Rugby Club, you’ll have access to the fantastic resources at StoneX Stadium, including the brand new £23 million redevelopment project of the West Stand which offers state-of-the-art facilities as a top educational and high performance centre for teaching and research excellence. With some of the most advanced equipment in the UK, you will be able to utilise the new specialist spaces, simulation suites, specialist labs, plus much more.
You’ll have access to some of the best sports education facilities in the UK. Here, you’ll build your experience of sports injury treatment, rehabilitation, conditioning and fitness development.
As part of your course, you’ll spend 400 hours gaining valuable work experience across a variety of settings. Previous students have taken placements at elite sports clubs, physiotherapy clinics and at charity events such as the London Marathon.
You’ll be able to apply for membership at the Sports Massage Association – or an alternative massage organisation – once you’ve completed your course.
When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in your subject.
Our course is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), which means you’ll be able to apply for membership once you’ve finished your course. This will not only give you extra credibility in the sport rehabilitation field, but will also let you pursue a wider range of employment opportunities.
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Please note, this course does not accept applications to Year 2 or Year 3 entry.
We’ve made temporary changes to some course modules for students starting in 2020 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re applying to start this course or progressing into year one, two or three this autumn, there’s info on these updates below.
This module will provide a broad understanding and the fundamental knowledge of the key academic skills required for you to successfully complete your undergraduate degree. You will know the underlying core and theoretical frameworks for research methods and academic writing by demonstrating your understanding of data collection and analysis, literature, sourcing literature, the components of research and by identifying strengths and weaknesses.
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the common mechanisms of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries within sport. They will develop a knowledge base around the classification of these injuries with regards to specific tissue structures as well as an understanding of the body’s reaction to injuries and the healing process. Students will develop the communication skills to work effectively with others to apply basic principles of rehabilitation to sporting injuries in order to develop a treatment plan.
This module aims to provide students with broad knowledge of clinical and functional anatomy and provides a platform upon which to build understanding of human movement and joint assessment. This module will also introduce students to the fundamentals of sports massage allowing them to undertake client assessment, understand the underlying theoretical knowledge, and demonstrate basic massage techniques along with an awareness of professional practice guidelines.
The aim of this module is to introduce the underlying theoretical frameworks of health and fitness, to provide students with the confidence and practical skills to deliver effective training sessions. Students will develop their coaching knowledge through a variety of topics, ranging from the benefits and risks of physical activity, the development and maintenance of health, fitness, and understand how to optimise and monitor sports performance. The theoretical sessions will support students to undertake complex and routine practical performance tasks, orientated around developing effective coaching skills, both on an individual and group basis.
To introduce and apply key scientific concepts and principles across the three main sports science disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. Students will gain a broad understanding of human movement, physiological mechanisms that underpin these movements and core psychological concepts that affect health and sporting performance. Students will learn how to work effectively in a team by carrying out practical investigations in all three sport and exercise disciplines.
This module is aimed at transforming the personal and professional outcomes of undergraduate students at Middlesex University. By working in partnership within and beyond sporting disciplines, learners will be challenged to transfer skills and harness free-thinking knowledge from a range of inter-related sectors. Utilising multi-department collaboration, students will harness expansive information from experts within Support and Wellbeing, Employability, Learning Enhancement and the Students Union through a practice-oriented educational environment. Through applying broader educational principles, students will have new opportunities to develop innovative skills that inspire a life-long aptitude for individually and co-operatively solving problems within inclusive socio-economic development, the sustainability of communities and the underlying concepts of equity, health and wellbeing.
This module will provide the students with the skills to analyse a range of academic information, comparing alternative methods and techniques. This will involve them collecting and synthesising this information to inform a subject specific research question. The student will have knowledge of well-established research methods and concepts evidenced by the awareness of inconsistencies, gaps, and limitations within literature.
This module will explore manual therapy and soft tissue techniques to establish detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of the methods used in treating musculoskeletal injuries or dysfunction.
Throughout the module students will develop clinical reasoning skills in order to select appropriate techniques in which to base a treatment plan on to effectively treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
This module provides you with a detailed knowledge of key concepts for a range of therapeutic modalities.
During this module, you will demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and apply these modalities to various musculoskeletal injures.
This module will explore the well-established concepts of pain theories in order to understand and apply appropriate management techniques to both acute and chronic injuries.
This module explores the complex procedures of emergency and immediate care of athletes whilst working in a pitch side environment.
You will obtain a detailed knowledge of the various treatment modalities appropriate for this environment, and understand the importance of risk assessment, management, and referral to appropriate medical personnel.
This module requires you to interact confidently on placement, ensuring you have the sufficient knowledge to work effectively as part of a treatment team.
This module develops a detailed knowledge base of clinical assessment and pre-participation screening methods to identify muscle imbalance, risk factors for injury and potential issues that impact performance.
You will utilise established theories to select appropriate techniques in managing a range of sporting injuries.
Throughout the module you will develop the necessary skills through a range of resources to assess clients, identify risk factors, plan and implement effective rehabilitation programmes to manage client’s needs.
This module builds on the personal and professional outcomes of undergraduate students that were secured at level 4. By continuing to work beyond sporting disciplines, learners will be challenged to provide opinions and back this up with reasoning and evidence throughout a range of inter-related sectors. Utilising multi-department collaboration, students will appraise, assess and critique the information from subject experts within Support and Wellbeing, Employability, Learning Enhancement and the Students Union.
Through comparing broader educational principles, students will further develop innovative skills that inspire a life-long aptitude for individually and co-operatively solving problems within inclusive socio-economic development, the sustainability of communities and the underlying concepts of equity, health and wellbeing.
This module aims to synthesise existing learning from the students' undergraduate programme, providing an opportunity for students to study independently and investigate a topic in depth.
It fosters academic curiosity; requiring students to use an inquiry-based approach, for the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of higher level of theorising. Students will select a topic relevant to their degree on which they wish to undertake a substantial in-depth study.
Students will judge the reliability, validity and significance of the evidence to support conclusions and/or recommendations.
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 being autonomous and linking of skills and in depth knowledge from all modules and its application to practice. Advanced topics will allow students to understand the multidisciplinary approach of sport and exercise rehabilitation within a range of environments.
This module develops the student’s ability to apply the in-depth knowledge and skills gained from prior learning in relation to a professional practice environment. Students will be required to reflect and evaluate their working practice and be able to adopt a problem-solving approach to practice and a working environment.
Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation Pathway only; There is a compulsory placement module where students will be encouraged to seek short term (minimum of 400 hours) of work experience in a suitable Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation environment; this should be supervised by a suitably qualified practitioner (certified and registered/insured with a professional body; Sports Rehabilitator, Sports Therapist, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Sports Medicine doctor, or equivalent, dictated by the programme leader).
Sport and Exercise Science (S&C, PE & Coaching) There is a compulsory placement module where students will be encouraged to seek short term (minimum of 50 hours) of work experience in a suitable Sport and Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, Teaching and Coaching environment determined by your programme; this should be supervised by a suitably qualified practitioner. Suitability of the placement and supervisor is dictated by the programme leader.
This module aims to provide students with advanced skills in exercise-based rehabilitation, which will include; complex factors effecting performance and recovery, monitoring of athletes and clients, performance enhancement and advanced exercise-based rehabilitation in relation to injury.
Students will gain an understanding of working within a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate the ability to evaluate their own performance as independent learners.
Mark graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy before going onto study his MSc in Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation. Since graduating Mark has worked in the NHS, Private practice, the Military and professional Sport such as England Touch Rugby, GB Slalom Canoeing and part of the medical team for British Judo.
Sarah graduated from Middlesex University with a BSc in Sport Rehabilitation before going onto study her MSc. Since graduating Sarah worked as part of the Medical team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and is just finishing her 7th season as a Sport Rehabilitator as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC. She has a keen interest in knee injuries in Women’s Sport.
Ebony graduated with an MSc in Sport Rehabilitation from Middlesex University, she is currently working alongside Saracens Women as a Sport Rehabilitator she is a member of the Sports Massage Association and is currently working with Saracens Women’s Rugby team as a Sport Rehabilitator.
Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation BSc graduate
Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation BSc student
Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation BSc graduate
Glenn now works as a Senior Sports Rehabilitator at Active Choice.
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.