The Importance of Placements for Sport Rehabilitation Courses
03 Mar 21
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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Studying a sport-related degree is far more detailed and fascinating than most people realise. Sport rehabilitators, athletic trainers and physical therapists are instrumental in helping athletes prevent, treat, and recover from injuries.
Sport rehabilitators help people that suffer from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. They also help people of all ages to maintain their health and fitness, recover from and prevent injury and reduce pain using exercise, movement and manual based therapeutic interventions.
Working in sports rehabilitation is a very rewarding role; seeing those with sporting talent face struggles with injuries and then helping them to overcome them to continue their success is a heart-warming feeling.
There are a variety of different roles you can get by having a sports rehabilitation degree, it all depends on what areas you wish to focus on, or whether you want to be involved with a particular sport, for example, basketball.
At the University of Bolton, our Sports Rehabilitation with Foundation Year Degree course allows students to gain direct experience on-campus at our Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic and Athlete Development Centre. Alongside this, our courses provide external placements, keeping students safe in the knowledge that as a graduate they’ll be eligible to practice as a registered Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR), rehabilitating athletes from injury.
The University’s expert team of lecturers will guide you as you explore musculoskeletal injury prevention screening, specific exercise therapy, and clinical treatment skills. Extensive practical and laboratory work will help to cement your understanding of human anatomy, the biomechanics and physiology of the human body, and the pathology of injury and dysfunction.
Does working with sportsmen and women from a variety of different sporting backgrounds sound like the career you want? You could help athletes to not only improve their development and performance but assist them in overcoming struggles too. For information on our Sports Rehabilitation with Foundation Year degree, click here.