BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation | AECC University College

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BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

BSc (Hons)

Passionate about sports and health? Get ready for an exciting career in the rapidly developing field of musculoskeletal care as a highly skilled sport rehabilitator.

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Course Title BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation
Qualification BSc (Hons)
UCAS Code C630
Study Mode Full-time
Accreditation BASRaT
Duration 3 years
Institution Code A65
Start Date September Entry
Location Parkwood Campus, Bournemouth


On this course you will be trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries – expertise that is essential across all sports, and all levels from amateur to elite.

You’ll learn about anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and therapeutic exercise, acquiring in-depth theoretical knowledge combined with hands-on experience. You’ll also do practical placements, offering the opportunity to learn and develop in fantastic applied practice environments, preparing you for your future career within sports medicine.

Our innovative curriculum integrates classroom learning with our state-of-the-art facilities including onsite clinics, imaging services, treatment spaces and a pro-section laboratory.

Everything you’ll learn on this course will be at the forefront of evidence-based musculoskeletal management and rehabilitation, and as a graduate you’ll be able to go on to become a BASRaT registered sport rehabilitator.


Course Details

What you will learn

Students on the course will get hands-on practical experience, learning from the expert staff who teach on the course. The course includes extensive practical and laboratory-based work to help develop your understanding of human anatomy, the biomechanics and physiology of the human body, and the pathology of injury and dysfunction.

How the course is taught

The course utilises a range of contemporary approaches to assessing learning, whilst also seeking to develop key practitioner skills, specialist expertise, and interdisciplinary approaches.

Delivery modes include: seminars, workshops, practice sessions, manual therapy and practice labs, placement opportunities peer and expert observations, online learning and laboratory sessions.

Students on the course are required to complete a number of practical placement hours offering the opportunity to learn and develop in some fantastic applied practice environments. You may gain experience in our on-site clinical and sport performance centres.

For more information see our Course Specifications.

Why Study Sport Rehabilitation?

  • If you have a love of sport and want to work in the sporting world
  • If you’ve been affected by sports injuries
  • If you want to learn more about the field of rehabilitation in a sports environment
  • If you want to learn at the forefront of evidence-based musculoskeletal management and rehabilitation
Career prospects
  • Graduates of this course can go on to become registered members of BASRaT – eligibility is contingent on a number of requirements, one of which is holding a BASRaT accredited degree, or equivalent entry. Please see course details below for more information.
  • Sport rehabilitators work in areas such as professional sport, primary musculoskeletal care, military and corporate environments and more
  • Successful completion of the undergraduate programme also opens up further postgraduate opportunities such as Strength and Conditioning, Sport Sciences or research in the form of MRes/PhD study
What makes this course unique?
  • A strong focus on sports and working in sports environment
  • Gain 400 + hours of clinical experience
  • Train and develop in our state-of-the-art sport and performance injury clinic
  • Be at the forefront of evidence-based musculoskeletal management and rehabilitation

BASRaT – (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)

Graduates of this course will be able to go on to become BASRaT registered Sport Rehabilitators*.

Eligibility for joining BASRaT is contingent on: holding a BASRaT Accredited degree or equivalent entry via the International Arrangement; obtaining a pass in the BASRaT registration exam; successfully completing a Trauma Care qualification endorsed by the faculty of pre-hospital care; and completion and submission of all other documentation in relation to Fitness to Practise.

Unit Breakdown

Year 1


  • Anatomy (20)
  • Exercise Physiology (20)
  • Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport (20)
  • Motor Learning and Biomechanics (20)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (20)
  • Prescribing Exercise 1 (20)
Year 2


  • Research Methods (20)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology (20)
  • Clinical Assessment Skills (20)
  • Advanced Anatomy (20)
  • Injury and Rehabilitation (20)
  • Treatment Approaches in Sport Rehabilitation (20)
Year 3


  • Dissertation (40)
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (20)
  • Late-Stage Rehabilitation and Return to Sport (20)
  • Exercise Management and Long term conditions (20)
  • Sport Rehabilitation Placement (0)
Option modules (one of either)


  • Advanced Exercise Prescription (20)
  • Consulting and Private Practise (20)


Course Leader

Dr Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Entry Requirements

What qualifications do I need?

What qualifications do I need?

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.

T Level 

Merit Award in any Health and Science pathway accepted.

Accreditation: Accreditation with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

Is there anything else that is required?

Is there anything else that is required?

We encourage anyone interested in sports rehabilitation, to gain some experience volunteering, not least to see how you enjoy real life experience in the field.

Experience is not obligatory to applying, but it will give you an edge as this will show us your level of intent and interest in becoming a sport rehabilitator.

If you live in the UK, and undertake a placement, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (Enhanced DBS) check. We will guide you through this process if required. To gain a place on the course some applicants may be requested to attend an interview which may take place in person or remotely via Teams, you will be contacted beforehand to confirm.

International Students

International Students

If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found on our Visas and Immigration page.

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Course Fees

Tuition Fees

UK/ROI/Channel Islands: £9250 per annum

International – £16,560 per year

Please note: These fees are for the 2024-25 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study.  Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.

Additional Course Costs

Students may wish to purchase their own copies of some recommended textbooks.  Books are estimated to cost between £50 and £200.  Students may also wish to purchase AECC University College-branded items of clothing.  This clothing will cost approximately £50 to £75.

BASRaT accreditation currently required students to undertake a Royal College of Surgeons Pre-Hospital Immediate Care endorsed course this will cost approx. £350-500 per student.

For more information see Additional Costs page.

UK-domiciled applicants are required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Further information will be sent to those who accept our offer. Applicants must meet the costs of this check (£45 in 2023). Students from low-income backgrounds eligible for bursary support from the AECC UC may be able to have this funded.

Visit our student finance pages for more information on:

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries

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Please 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 AECC University College.

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