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MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration)

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Turn your sport-related degree into an exciting career helping people improve their quality of life as a qualified sport rehabilitator, with this one-year course.

MSc Sport Rehab and Therapy students
Course Title MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration)
Qualification MSc
Study Mode Full-time / part-time & On-Site
Typical Offer 2:2 degree in a relevant subject
Accreditation BASRaT
Duration 12-18 months full-time / 2-3 years part time
Institution Code BASRaT
Start Date September Entry
Locations Parkwood Campus, Bournemouth Or Borough High Street, London

Overview


This BASRaT-accredited course is the ideal way for students with a BA (Hons) in subjects such as Sports Therapy and Physical Education to take the next step towards a rewarding career as a sport rehabilitator.

You’ll develop a broad range of rehabilitation-focused skills and expertise ranging from soft tissue therapies to pitch-side first aid and injury recovery. You’ll also learn how to rehabilitate athletes back to full sports participation, as well as how to examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or referral.

The course is focused on getting you work-ready, so you’ll be taught professional skills and undertake a 400-hour clinical placement during your year with us.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to develop hands-on skills at our state-of-the-art facilities which include onsite clinics, imaging services, treatment spaces and a pro-section laboratory. Assessment methods for the course are also highly contemporary – you’ll have the opportunity to write blogs and consultancy reports, produce short videos and engage with social media and debates, in addition to writing more traditional essays and dissertations.

Study Options

This course is now also being offered in London, and from September 2024 (subject to approval) students can choose to study at AECC University College’s Bournemouth campus or with our expert team at the University College of Osteopathy site, on Borough High Street in London.

Please note: This course is currently subject to approval.

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Course Details


Why study for a MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration) 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 course is currently delivered two days per week during term-time with practical face-to-face delivery. Students will be expected to undertake allocated work outside of these days during the week, equivalent of a further day per week. Students are encouraged to undertake additional self-directed learning into topics they find interesting outside structured hours.

How you will be assessed

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.

For more information see our Course Specifications.

Placement

Students enrolled on this course must complete 400 hours of placement experience, as stipulated by BASRaT regulations.

Please note: students are responsible for covering their own transport costs to and from the placement sites.

Please see Additional Costs page for more information.

While the programme maintains connections with placement opportunities nearby, students may need to actively seek and secure placements independently. This could involve searching for placements locally or even in their place of residence, allowing students to find a suitable site that aligns with their preferences.

Important Information

BASRaT – (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)

The BASRaT accreditation of this course means graduates can, and often will go on to become BASRaT registered Sport’s Rehabilitators.

Please note: 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.

This course is currently subject to approval

We are committed to ensuring that the curriculum, teaching and learning methods and forms of assessment for our courses are up to date, to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of learning opportunities for students. This course is currently subject to approval which may mean that some changes are made before the course starts in September 2024.

Please note: This course is currently subject to approval.

Unit Breakdown


Clinical Assessment in Sport and Exercise

Units

(Core Unit)

SEH7002 – Clinical Assessment in Sport and Exercise

This unit will prepare aspiring sport and exercise rehabilitators and healthcare practitioners to critically assess, treat, and make clinical decisions about sport and exercise service user care which may include working in a multi professional context.

In this unit you will develop an in-depth understanding of relevant clinical assessment processes and procedures and develop your own skills in clinical assessment.

Research Methods in Health Sciences

Units

(Core Unit)

PSY7001 – Research Methods in Health Sciences

Therapeutic Intervention and Manual Therapy

Units

(Core Unit)

SEH7007 – Therapeutic Intervention and Manual Therapy

This unit will prepare aspiring sport and exercise rehabilitators and healthcare practitioners to critically assess, treat, and make clinical decisions about sport and exercise service user care which may include working in a multi professional context.

In this unit you will develop an in-depth understanding of relevant clinical assessment processes and procedures and develop your own skills in clinical assessment.

Muscle Injury Ultrasound

Units

(Optional Unit)

SEH7004 – Muscle Injury Ultrasound

This unit will provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of muscle injury ultrasound.

In particular, you will develop an understanding of the requirements for musculoskeletal practitioners in the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging and in the competent interpretation of ultrasound reports and visualisations for upper and lower limb muscle conditions.

Please Note: May be subject to change

Supporting Disabled and Para Athletes

Units

(Optional Unit)

SEH7003 – Supporting Disabled and Para Athletes

This unit will provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of muscle injury ultrasound.

In particular, you will develop an understanding of the requirements for musculoskeletal practitioners in the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging and in the competent interpretation of ultrasound reports and visualisations for upper and lower limb muscle conditions.

Please Note: May be subject to change

Sports Injury Treatment Modalities

Units

(Core Unit)

SHE7008 – Sports Injury Treatment Modalities

In this unit you will critically examine contemporary knowledge and best practice relating to the rehabilitation of a range of sports injuries.

You will explore the factors that contribute to sports injuries, the various approaches used in their management and approaches to improve the athlete’s overall ability to return to optimal function and performance. You will also evaluate the effectiveness of various multi-disciplinary management approaches used in sport rehabilitation programmes.

Principles of Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation

Units

(Core Unit)

SEH7001 – Principles of Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation

This unit will provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of muscle injury ultrasound.

In particular, you will develop an understanding of the requirements for musculoskeletal practitioners in the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging and in the competent interpretation of ultrasound reports and visualisations for upper and lower limb muscle conditions.

Mental Health

Units

(Core Unit)

PSY7008 – Mental Health

This unit will provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of muscle injury
ultrasound.

In particular, you will develop an understanding of the requirements for musculoskeletal
practitioners in the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging and in the competent interpretation of
ultrasound reports and visualisations for upper and lower limb muscle conditions.

Psychology of Injury, Pain and Recovery

Units

(Core Unit)

PSY7009 – Psychology of Injury, Pain and Recovery

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the
psychological factors both influencing and determining the individual’s response to injury,
rehabilitation and recovery.

Building on a strong conceptual foundation, you will explore a range of psychologically-focused intervention skills and their application across a range of trauma and rehabilitation contexts. The concept of pain will be explored, developing an understanding of key influencing factors, and you will also explore the psychological challenges associated with a return to full functioning post injury.

Rehabilitation of Neurological Conditions

Units

(Optional Unit)

SEH7006 – Rehabilitation of Neurological Conditions

In this unit you will develop an understanding of the processes underpinning the rehabilitation of the
most common neurological conditions.

In particular, you will consider the most contemporary
rehabilitation techniques based around the promotion of neuroplasticity and neural repair. You will also develop an understanding of the key features and symptoms of progressive and degenerative diseases, and sudden onset neurological conditions both in the acute and chronic phases. Finally, you will consider how exercise and physical activity can aid recovery.

Please Note: May be subject to change

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Units

(Optional Unit)

SEH7005 – Cardiac Rehabilitation

In this unit you will critically examine contemporary knowledge and best practice relating to the rehabilitation of a range of cardiac conditions.

In the unit you will explore the factors that contribute to the development of coronary heart disease, the medication used in its treatment, and the implications for exercise prescription within cardiac patient groups.

Finally, you will also evaluate the effectiveness of a range of cardiac rehabilitation programmes.

Please Note: May be subject to change

Sports rehab placement

Units

(Optional Unit)

SEH6001 – Sports rehab placement (April – Feb)

Please Note: May be subject to change

Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Dissertation

Units

(Core Unit)

SEH7000 – Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Dissertation

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and independent empirical study in a topic of interest related to sport and exercise rehabilitation. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate originality in the development and application of knowledge and research skills.

A research proposal will initially be produced that will outline the chosen focus for the research and the specific method/methodology to be adopted. No data collection will be permitted without ethics approval, which forms part of the proposal submission. Completion of the research project will demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the research process, an ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically, and how to communicate information in a clear and appropriate fashion.

Staff


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Course Leader

Michelle Evans

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation

Michelle joined AECC University College as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, teaching on the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy and MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation courses.

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Entry Requirements


What qualifications do I need?

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. Examples of degree subject areas accepted are: Sport and Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning; Sports Coaching Sports Science; Sports Therapy; Physical Education; Physiotherapy and Health and Physical Activity. Other degree subjects may still be considered.

Is there anything else that is required?

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, and undertake a placement, we will need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (Enhanced DBS) check. We will guide you through this process if required.

If you’re not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team on the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

How do I apply?

How do I apply?

Applications for MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration) are now open, please follow the link above to our online application system.

International Students

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. You’ll need a minimum IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

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.

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.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, see latest policies.

For general questions on the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (Pre-registration) qualification or to register your interest in the course, please use the contact form below.

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Course Fees


Our current course costs for the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy course are shown below.

Home/ROI/Channel Islands

2023/24

  • £8,209. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • £456 (Per 10 credit)

2024/25

  • £8,619. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • £479 (Per 10 credit)

International

2023/24

  • £15,638. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • £869 (Per 10 Credit)

2024/25

  • £16,419. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • £912 (Per 10 Credit)

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by August 31st 2024 and more details will be provided in your offer email. Further details about how to make this payment can be found on our Fees and Funding Information page.

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%.

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.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, see latest policies.

Additional Course Costs

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 (£48.95 in 2024). Students from low-income backgrounds eligible for bursary support from the AECC UC may be able to have this funded.

 

For more information see Additional Costs page.

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