BSc (Hons) - Sport Rehabilitation (with Integrated Foundation Year)
You’re the difference between the motivation to push on and old habits, a dream realised and one prematurely ended. You’re ambitious – that’s why on this foundation course we will give you the support and opportunities you need to become your best.
Our sport rehabilitation foundation degree will help you on your way to achieving this full degree, accredited by both BASRaT and CIMSPA and designed to give you the industry knowledge, skills and employment prospects for you to kickstart your career as an accredited professional.
What’s more, our sport courses are ranked 1st in the North West for continuation and 2nd in the North West for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results).
If you are passionate about pursuing a career as a sports rehabilitation professional but do not have the required qualifications for direct entry, our sport rehabilitation degree with an integrated foundation year offers a supportive alternative route into higher education.
On this four-year course, you’ll learn to prevent, examine and treat sports-related injuries whilst developing the skills to become an independent learner and practitioner. You’ll undertake a minimum of 400 hours of work experience, with opportunities including supporting runners taking part in the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days event and our sports injury clinics.
You’ll receive knowledge and insight from industry-sourced professionals and have access to facilities including our rehabilitation clinic, strength and conditioning room, and biomechanics and physiology laboratories. You can also pursue your interests with our support. Industry links, including top-flight football teams, will help fast-track your job hunt.
On this course you will...
- Develop your knowledge and build a solid foundation of the core skills needed to progress from the sports rehabilitation foundation year onto the full degree programme.
- Develop hands-on techniques, learning skills such as sports massage, musculoskeletal injury assessment, and joint mobilisations and manipulations.
- Become creative in your ability to devise and implement functional and sport-specific exercise rehabilitation to restore athletes, from recreational up to elite levels of performance.
- Put theory into practice by completing placements early on in your studies. Past students have worked with professional sports teams, sports rehabilitation clinics, fitness centres, and the NHS.
- Complete a range of courses and qualifications to enhance your CV, including Rocktape, Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport, and a CIMSPA endorsed Strength & Conditioning Trainer qualification.
What our students say
I couldn’t recommend the university any more highly. If you’re thinking of returning to education and you're unsure then a foundation degree is certainly something to consider to gain all those vital skills needed for higher education study.
Ben Hargreaves, Sport Rehabilitation with Integrated Foundation Year
Ben spent nearly 15 years out of education before deciding he wanted a change in his career. He used our 4-year Integrated Foundation Year route into Sports Rehabilitation to get back into education.
I have enjoyed every aspect of the course so far, never a dull topic as it is so vast in what can be learnt. The course is very interesting and the endless possibilities of what can be explored in the world of sport and what the human body can handle are never-ending.
Jane Day, Sport Rehabilitation
Jane left the military and chose to study Sports Rehabilitation after being personally helped by a sports rehabilitation specialist. She wanted to help people who had the same barriers to cross that she did.
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