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Aimed at graduates of related subjects, our MSc Sport Rehabilitation offers BASRaT accredited training in orthopaedic sports medicine diagnostics, injury prevention, and recovery. This course offers an exciting array of placement opportunities, trauma management training, masterclasses and voluntary experience, all delivered by our expert team who will support you to achieve Graduate Sports Rehabilitator status.
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Designed to help you get to the top in the field of injury rehabilitation and prevention, the University of Bolton's British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT) accredited Master’s degree in Sport Rehabilitation focuses on clinical diagnostics, patient management, and the comprehensive rehabilitation of musculoskeletal issues.
Based in Bolton One, our specially designed sports and health teaching and research centre, this practically-focused course covers injury diagnostics, specialised early and late-stage rehabilitation, trauma management and movement analysis. Practical laboratory and clinical work are essential elements of the course. We host two commercially active facilities on campus to support this – our Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic and our Athlete Development Centre. We also work with an extensive network of partners, offering external professional placements with professional sports teams, private clinics, and orthopaedic departments.
Our dedicated team of experienced academic practitioners have worked at all levels of elite and professional sport. We wish to share our expertise and passion to help you gain a high level of academic and theoretical knowledge (for evidence-based practice) and the professional, vocational, and practical skills needed to be a successful clinician in this exciting and dynamic field of sports healthcare.
The course is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT), the professional body for Graduate Sport Rehabilitators (GSR), who hold an Accredited Professional Register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Healthcare in the UK.
Upon successful completion of your degree programme, you’ll be able to apply for Professional Membership of BASRaT subject to meeting the prerequisite eligibility criteria set by the professional body.
BASRaT provides full professional liability insurance to all Professional Members, enabling you to practice as a sport rehabilitation professional.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
With people’s increased awareness of exercise and the need to prevent and manage injury, there’s a growing demand for practitioners specialising in healthcare for the physically active. As a graduate of our MSc Sport Rehabilitation, you’ll understand how to conduct research and apply your findings to the real world. You’ll also have knowledge of a range of topics, including injury prevention and recovery, injury diagnostics, specialised early and late stage rehabilitation, manual therapies, trauma management and movement analysis.
This postgraduate course develops your subject knowledge and understanding, as well as your cognitive skills such as critical reasoning and analysis, application of sport rehabilitation principles to case scenarios, and how to appropriately interpret research findings.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge required to become an autonomous healthcare practitioner, specialising in fitness, exercise-based rehabilitation and musculoskeletal management.
Opportunities exist with professional and non-professional team sports as medical practitioners, elite sport organisations such as British Cycling, the Ministry of Defence as exercise rehabilitation instructors, private clinical practice, personal training, rehabilitation specialists, university education, and injury case-load management.
Our graduates can also establish their own consultancy business or progress on to additional study and research, including MPhil/PhD degrees.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers, bearing in mind that postgraduate study and/or relevant experience may be required. Areas of employment or possible roles include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £39 per academic credit, for the academic year 2022/23.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
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Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Sport Rehabilitation - 19 September 2022
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
We use a wide variety of learning, teaching and assessment methods. These aim to help you develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies you need to achieve this course's learning outcomes and, more importantly, to be successful in your future career.
You can expect timetabled classes (for instance, tutor-led lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars, and practical sessions) along with other learning activities that place a larger emphasis on independent, self-directed and self-managed learning. Information surrounding lecture topics, supportive material and recommended reading will largely be made available through the University’s virtual learning environment, Moodle, so that you can access it online. You’ll also have access to a personal tutor for individual support.
In addition, we offer sessions with expert guest speakers and masterclasses with key practitioners from the sport rehabilitation community. These seek to enhance employability and bridge the gap between theory and professional practice. Similarly, work experience forms a large part of the course and is designed to help you develop your skills in a clinical environment.
We also use a broad range of assessment methods, including practical assessment, coursework, viva, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), case studies, oral presentations, and research projects. Some assessments will contribute to your final module mark and allow you to demonstrate that you’ve met the learning outcomes. In contrast, others are designed to help you identify areas that need extra attention on your part or where you need extra support from your tutors.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 29%, Practical exams 71%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 46%, Placement/study abroad 25%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 29%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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