Why study sport and exercise rehabilitation with us
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.
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 knowledge of the key academic skills required for you to successfully complete your degree. You will know the underlying theoretical frameworks for research methods and academic writing by demonstrating your understanding of literature, sourcing literature, the components of research and identifying strengths and weaknesses. This module will also provide you with the fundamental skills to gain professional industry experience as you will know how to identify appropriate work placements and understand the professional requirements to work effectively with others, recognising the factors for team performance.
This module provides an introduction to the fundamentals of a range of therapeutic modalities including electrotherapy, cryotherapy, thermotherapy and hydrotherapy. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the key concepts related to these therapies, as well as the skills to analyse, evaluate and apply these modalities to various musculoskeletal injures. You will also explore the concept of pain theories in order to understand and apply appropriate management techniques to both acute and chronic injuries.
This module provides you with more in-depth 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. You will also be expected to gain an understanding of working within a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate the ability to evaluate your own performance as independent learners.
This module aims to synthesise learning from previous modules and provide an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry-based approach, the employment and application of research skills, and facilitate the development of higher level theorising. You will select a topic relevant to your degree on which you wish to undertake a substantial in-depth study. You will judge the reliability, validity and significance of the evidence to support conclusions and/or recommendations.
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.
This module aims to enable students to understand the physiological basis of human movement from the cortex to skeletal muscle. Students will gain an understanding of the mechanical basis of human movement from Newton’s laws to the kinematics and kinetics of sport, exercise and rehabilitation. Students will gain understanding of the chronic physiological adaptations to sport, exercise and rehabilitation. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of measurement in muscle, vascular, cardiopulmonary physiology, kinetics and kinematics of human movement.
The module expands the depth of orthopaedic assessment of athletic injuries and their treatment 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 1241 introducing the student to the aetiology, patho-physiology of injury and the phases of healing. Students will develop an awareness of models of pain development and management. The science and application of massage therapy, electrotherapy, taping and strapping, cryo and thermotherapy will also be explored.
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.
This module develops your ability to apply the in-depth knowledge and skills gained from prior learning in relation to a professional practice environment. You will be required to reflect and evaluate your working practice and be able to adopt a problem-solving approach to practice and a working environment.
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.
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 along with knowledge around working with a variety of special populations.
More information about this course
See the course specification for more information about typical course content outside of the coronavirus outbreak:
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.
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.
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.
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.