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MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy

This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sport and exercise rehabilitation and will prepare you for a rewarding career in the exciting and emerging profession of Sports Rehabilitation. Accredited by BASRaT (The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers). Applications for September 2020 are now closed.

Course overview

Developing highly skilled evidence-based sport and exercise rehabilitation practitioners, equipped to face the challenges of a rapidly evolving profession.

This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sport and exercise rehabilitation and will prepare you for a rewarding career in the exciting and emerging profession of Sports Rehabilitation.

The course prepares graduates from sport and exercise science and other related courses to work as registered Sports Rehabilitators and Therapists Students on the course will develop a broad range of rehabilitation-focused skills and expertise ranging from soft tissue therapies and massage, to pitch-side first aid, and injury recovery.

Students will also develop the skills to rehabilitate athletes back to full sports participation, as well as learning to examine and assess injuries for both diagnosis or referral.

All learning on the course is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience to achieve competency in a broad range of practice-focused skills. Students will also be able to gain experience delivering services as part of the Sports Injury and Rehabilitation service delivered as part of AECC University College’s clinical services.


Key Information

Course title:
Sports Rehabilitation and Therapy
1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Study mode:
Full-time / part-time
Typical offer:
2:2 degree in a relevant subject
AECC University College

Course leader

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Stewart Cotterill

PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA – Head of School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology

Stewart is Head of School for Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity at AECC, and a Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology. He is a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist, and BASES accredited sport and Exercise Scientist, with over 15 years’ experience as a consultant psychologist across a wide range of professional/ amateur sports, as well as across a broad range of performance domains.

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Course details

Course location

School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, Parkwood Campus.

Why study for a MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy at AECC University College?

We offer an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of aspiring Sport and Exercise Rehabilitators. We have fantastic state-of-the-art healthcare education provision including onsite clinics, imaging services, treatment spaces and a pro-section laboratory. This coupled with our expertise in sport and exercise science, our Sports Performance Centre delivering sport science testing services, and the development of an on-site sport and performance injury clinic, offers a fantastic environment in which aspiring Sport and Exercise Rehabilitators can train and develop.

Structure of study with key unit highlights.

Structure of study, lectures, seminars, practical with key unit highlights.
We utilise a diverse range of delivery approaches to maximise learning in individual units. Delivery modes include: seminars, workshops, practice sessions, manual therapy and practice labs, placement opportunities peer and expert observations, online learning and laboratory sessions.


The MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy course utilises a range of contemporary approaches to assessing learning, whilst also seeking to develop key applied skills and communication approaches. So alongside more traditional dissertation and essay assessments students will also write blogs, produce short videos, engage with social media, write consultancy reports, engage in role plays and debates.

Need more info about, learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, credits per unit? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.

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Unit breakdown

"the course is designed to develop the knowledge skills and expertise for aspiring Sport and Exercise Rehabilitators to make a positive contribution to society, and sport and exercise domains in particular"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

Applications for our 2021 MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy course will be open soon via our online application system.
You will need to provide your educational history, a personal statement and a satisfactory reference.  Please register your interest in this postgraduate course on the form below and when applications open for 2021 our admissions team will be in touch. 

What qualifications do I need?

Normally a first or second-class (2:1 or 2:2) Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language we would be looking for one of the following:

  • IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
  • TOEFL overall score of 100 with minimum scores of 19 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a UK university
  • A completed undergraduate or postgraduate degree which has been taught in a ‘majority English-speaking’ country. These are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand,  St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia,  St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America


We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. 

If you’re not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team by email or calling us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.

Students from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) requiring a Tier 4 (General) student visa to undertake this course should note that AECC University College is not able to sponsor them for a part-time study mode, and will therefore not be able to consider them for a place of study.


Course Fees

Our current course costs for the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology course 2020 entry are shown below.


£7,560 per annum (1 year full-time)

£420 for each 10 credits undertaken (2 years part-time)


£14,400 for the full Masters (1 year full-time) 

£800 for each 10 credits undertaken (2 years part-time)

Information on additional costs associated with this course can be found here (Link coming soon).

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our name.

Our tuition fees policy can be found here on our latest policies page.

Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below. 


Register your interest in MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy and/or send an enquiry on the form below. Please note, an asterisk(*) denotes a required field.

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