MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration)
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).
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.
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 info.
How do I apply?
Applications for the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy course are now open, please follow the link below to our online application system.
- Course title:
- Sports Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration)
- 12-18 months full-time / 2-3 years part time
- Study mode:
- Full-time / part-time (September Entry)
- Typical offer:
- 2:2 degree in a relevant subject
MSc BSc PGCHE - Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
Thomas Bennett joined the School of Rehabilitation, Sport, and Psychology in 2020 as Senior Lecturer and Course Leader on the MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation and the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.
School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, Parkwood Campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• Research Methods
• Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation
• Clinical Assessment in Sport and Exercise
• Sports Manual Therapy and Massage
• Psychology of Injury, Pain and Recovery
• Client Care and Mental Health
• Injury Treatment Modalities
• Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Neurological Rehabilitation
• Muscle Injury Ultrasound
• Supporting Disabled and Para Athletes
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?
If you live in the UK, and undertake a placement, some placements require a Disclosure and Barring Service (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.
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.
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.
For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page.
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.
More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found here: Visas and immigration.
For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.
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.
Our current course costs for the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy course 2022 entry are shown below.
£7,826. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
£14,908. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
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 2022 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.
Information on additional costs associated with this course can be found here
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.