Are you driven to make a difference in Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation? From diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of injuries, studying Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation at Kent equips you with the extensive knowledge and skills needed to work in a range of environments from treating elite athletes to teaching specialist exercise groups and setting up your own business as an independent Graduate Sports Therapist and Rehabilitator. Sports therapy is one of the fastest-growing careers in the sports and healthcare sector and at Kent we are dedicated to giving you the best start to a career in this exciting field. Get hands-on experience in our excellent facilities including laboratories and custom-built teaching spaces, or complete a placement for the chance to put your learning into practice. Together with our dedicated careers and employability support, studying at Kent gives you the edge in pursuing a career in a range of areas including research and development, within a sports club and sports rehabilitation. Reasons to study Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation at Kent
- You’ll complete professional placements to put into practice the skills you learn and make valuable industry contacts.
- Benefit from our new Kent Sport Clinic - the largest in the South East - where under the supervision of a fully qualified member of staff, you’ll get real world experience supporting athletes and the general public.
- You are taught by lecturers with vast experience in sports training, treatment of injuries and rehabilitation.
- Canterbury campus is home to an outstanding sports centre and gym, outdoor pitches, indoor and outdoor tennis and netball courts and plenty of green space as well as more than 60 extra-curricular sports clubs.
- This programme is accredited by the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). Graduates can apply for accreditation and full membership of BASRaT, the UK regulator for sport rehabilitation.
- If you are already competing at county level or equivalent (at least), you can apply for a sports scholarship from the University.
- Initially, you’ll cover topics such as functional anatomy and biomechanics, sports and remedial massage, introductory techniques in therapy and rehabilitation. You then move on to study more advanced modules covering these topics as well as exercise testing and prescription for special populations and techniques for research analysis required for your dissertation.
- You gain the academic, clinical and professional skills required of a sports therapist, whose role it is to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries. You also learn how to create exercise and training programmes tailored to individual clients.
- During your year in industry, you'll develop hands-on experience in a professional environment, giving you a competitive edge and the best possible start to your career.
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