06/05/2022

Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Schumacher, and Tiger Woods. What do all these celebrities have in common?

Like the idea of helping famous athletes on their road to recovery? Many top sports athletes have sustained possible career-ending injuries. However, many have been healed with the help of sports rehabilitation. You may have heard of Cristiano Ronaldo. From his sustained knee injury causing a threat to his career during his time at Real Madrid, to his Tachycardia condition causing a rapid heartbeat of over 100 times a minute; Ronaldo has still worked his way to being one of the world’s best footballers, winning 5 Ballon D’Ors. Alternatively, are you a keen F1 fan? If so, you’ll know who Michael Schumacher is. He too has been on a physiotherapy journey after his major racing accident at Silverstone in 1999. Or maybe you’re into golf. In which case, you’ll be aware of Tiger Woods’ health issues with his back surgery from 2014 to 2017. Despite this, with the help of sports rehabilitation, he has still worked his way to becoming a 15-time major winner in the sport. Sports Rehabilitation is truly a rewarding career path. At the University of Bolton, we can help you on track to a successful sports career by giving you access to world-class placement opportunities with professional sports teams. Sound good? Let’s explore some finer details about the sports rehab world.

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What is sports rehabilitation?

In its simplest terms, sports rehabilitation is involved with recognising, preventing, and treating sports and exercise-related injuries. As a sports rehabilitator, you will play an important role in assisting athletes, players, and sports participants by examining and assessing injuries and determining whether the athlete or participant can safely continue with the event or activity. You will also use exercise, movement, therapeutic interventions, and massage therapy to help people of all ages maintain their health and fitness.

Turning your passion into a career

Are you interested in using your passion for sports to help others get back to doing what they love? If so, a career in sports rehabilitation could be an excellent career investment. We would all love to have the opportunity to combine our hobby with work life. With a sports rehabilitation degree, this is a reality. You will get the opportunity to keep your love for sports on your mind daily while making a positive difference to athletes and sports teams. What a rewarding feeling it would be to see a professional athlete back to their best, knowing you were responsible for facilitating their recovery!

Many therapists work in this field in addition to other sports-related jobs. If you don't want to treat injuries all the time, a sports rehabilitation degree can lead to jobs in the police, fire service, health and social care, sports and exercise psychology, and sports therapy industries.
Sound interesting? Turn your passion into a career with a sports rehabilitation degree. Who knows, one day you might even be able to help your favourite athletes!

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Sports Rehabilitation Degrees at the University of Bolton

Like the sound of what you hear and think sports physiotherapy is for you? At Bolton, our sports rehabilitation and physiotherapy courses have been voted first in the UK for Teaching Quality*. Wouldn't it be great to work with professional sports teams and athletes? As a sports therapy student, you will be studying in our £31 million Bolton One facility, giving you access to swimming pools, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning suites, and fully equipped physiology and biomechanics laboratories. With state-of-the-art facilities, first-class placement opportunities and teaching qualities recognised by industry experts, it will ensure that you graduate with the skills to increase your employability and one day become a specialist in your field. We support you on your journey towards a passionate career in a thrilling industry, and that’s why our students love the supporting life at Bolton. 

If you like the sound of a career in sports rehabilitation and physiotherapy and would like to find out more about the sports rehabilitation degrees we offer at Bolton, feel free to give our advisory team a call at +44 (0)1204 900 600. Alternatively, you can send us an email at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk. Join the Bolton family and start your career journey.

 

You can also visit us at our next Open Day on June 18th to see what yourself what #UniAsItShouldBe is all about!

*The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide – 2022

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