Sport Rehabilitation at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

We know you’re ambitious – that’s why on this sports rehabilitation course we will give you the support and opportunities you need to become your best. Our unique BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation degree, accredited by both BASRaT and CIMSPA, is designed to give you the industry knowledge, skills and enhanced 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 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. On this degree course, 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. Our sports rehabilitation degree enables eligibility for BASRaT membership as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator. This will open up NHS options via the Professional Standards Authority. You'll also gain an integrated CIMSPA endorsed Strength & Conditioning Trainer qualification. On this course you will

  • Help people recover from sport and physical activity-related injuries and conditions. You will positively contribute to sporting performance and public health.
  • 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 The modules on this course will deliver high-quality profession-specific training, including:
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of human anatomy
  • Physiology and relevant pathophysiology of neuromusculoskeletal conditions
  • Competence in manual/therapeutic techniques
  • Skills in exercise prescription
  • Rehabilitation
  • Conditioning and screening
  • Highly developed communication and inter-professional skills.
Year one
  • 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 two
  • 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 three
  • 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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English at grade C/4

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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Sport Rehabilitation at University of Cumbria - UCAS