Sport Rehabilitation (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Rehabilitation (with integrated foundation year)

Course summary

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). Course Overview 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 you will learn Year One
  • Essential University Skills 1
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Sport in Action
  • Essential University Skills 2
  • Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations
  • Individual Case Study
Year Two
  • Personal and Professional development
  • Sports Massage
  • Functional Anatomy & Sports Injuries: Lower Limb
  • Functional Anatomy & Sports Injuries: Upper Limb & Spinal
  • Exercise Techniques & Training
  • Principles of Human Movement & Function
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 1
Year Three
  • Pathophysiology & Therapeutic Practice
  • Functional Sports Rehabilitation
  • Applied Manual Therapy: Peripheral
  • Applied Manual Therapy: Spinal
  • Strength & Conditioning for Performance
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 2
Year Four
  • Neurodynamics in Sport
  • Professional Development & Employment
  • Advanced Athlete Care
  • Screening & Pre-habilitation
  • Independent Investigative Project
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 3

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English at grade C/4. If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Sport Rehabilitation (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS