Clinical treatment skills you'll learn with a master’s in sports rehabilitation

05/12/2022

A master's in sports rehabilitation can provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a career working with athletes. The curriculum for this type of degree is designed to give students a well-rounded education in sports medicine, so that they can provide the best possible care for their patients. 

For some sports graduates, a key reason for wanting to study a master’s in sports rehabilitation is to develop their understanding of clinical treatment skills. So, if this sounds like you, look no further than the University of Bolton! Our MSc Sports Rehabilitation course offers a specific module dedicated to clinical treatment skills; giving you the relevant knowledge to excel in a competitive industry.  

Let’s explore some of the skills that you can expect to learn during the course... 

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Diagnosis and Assessment 

One of the most important skills you'll learn in a sports rehabilitation program is how to diagnose and assess injuries. This process begins with taking a thorough history from the patient. From there, you'll need to perform a physical examination and order any necessary imaging studies. Once all that information is gathered, you can form a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.  

Developing Treatment Plans 

After an injury is diagnosed, it's time to develop a treatment plan. This will involve deciding on the best course of action for treating the injury, which could include things like physical therapy, surgery, or medication. You'll also need to consider what kind of timeline the patient is looking at for recovery. In some cases, patients may need to miss significant time from their sport or job; in others, they may be able to return relatively quickly. 
 
Communicating with Patients and Families 

It's also important that you know how to communicate effectively with patients and their families. This means being able to explain diagnoses and treatment plans in clear and concise language. It's also important that you're able to address any concerns or questions they may have. Effective communication is key to building trust with patients and ensuring that they're compliant with their treatment plan. 

MSc Sports Rehabilitation at Bolton University 

While being accredited by the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators, the MSc Sports Rehabilitation course at Bolton University is designed to help you get to the top of a competitive field of injury rehabilitation and prevention; focusing on clinical diagnostics, patient management, and the comprehensive rehabilitation of musculoskeletal issues. 

Bolton sports rehab students Want to benefit from studying in our state-of-the-art £31 million Bolton One building? Due to the practical nature of the course, our students get to benefit from our own Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic, as well as our Athlete Development Centre; providing them the opportunity to gain the industry experience they need for entry into the professional field. 

We also work with major industry players. Graduates have been able to put their learning into practice by providing treatment to international rugby teams, such as Wales and Fiji. Not to mention that we also have a team of experienced academic practitioners who have worked at all levels of elite and professional sport; who are also happy to share their industry experience with students to help them gain a high level of academic and theoretical knowledge. This is one of the reasons why we have been voted first for Teaching Quality! * 

Interested in finding out how to apply for our master’s degree in sports rehabilitation? Take your next step in your sports journey by reading our full course details. Learn how to help athletes back to their best on the pitch! 
 
*The Times and Sunday Times – 2022 - Northwest 

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