Sport Rehabilitation BSc

Sport Rehabilitation BSc

Bachelor degree
36 months
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Intakes: September
International tuition: £23,760
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

University of Nottingham's BSc Sport Rehabilitation course is aimed at those who are committed to working with patients and athletes of all ages to rehabilitate them following injury. Injury prevention, health, wellbeing and sporting performance are also areas where you will design and implement exercise and rehabilitation programmes for your clients. Sport rehabilitators are practitioners trained in sport and exercise medicine, who work alongside and complement other sports and healthcare professionals. The course will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and flexibility to work independently in a range of sporting, health, and rehabilitation and exercise environments. Students will be expected to exercise sound judgement in a variety of rehabilitation and sport performance situations, and focus is on how to evaluate and adapt their approach to meet the needs of the individual client. Learning environments The majority of teaching will take place in the Clinical Sciences Building at the Nottingham City Hospital site. The Clinical Sciences Building is purpose-built and contains a 200-seat lecture theatre, a number of large lecture rooms, several smaller tutorial rooms and a clinical skills suite with four practical rooms. These are stocked with all the equipment necessary for practical skills teaching. A human performance laboratory is also based on-site and is used for the analysis of human movement and biomechanics. A smaller laboratory room can be used for nerve conduction studies, imaging ultrasound and upper limb movement analysis. Other locations Students also use specialised facilities at our other campuses, such as the human physiology units at Sutton Bonington campus and the Medical School, the sports facilities at the David Ross Sports Village, and the functional training room at Jubilee Sports Centre. Sport at Nottingham The University of Nottingham is one of the UK’s leading universities for sport. It has one of the biggest portfolios of sports facilities in the country, including the brand new £40m David Ross Sports Village which has a sports injury clinic and hydrotherapy pool for use in rehabilitation. Year one This year provides the fundamental basis of the academic concepts and practical skills required for professional practice. This includes; anatomy, physiology, common musculoskeletal conditions, basic research skills and an introduction to professional development. Two themes run throughout the course; one covers the basic principles of research, ending with a research project, and the other includes aspects relating to personal and professional development, such as: skills for effective management of learning communication health and wellbeing policy sport policy client records/ethics personality behaviour life-long learning There are no placements in year one, as the course focuses on skills training to equip students with the expertise necessary to undertake their first placement in year two. Years two and three Years two and three contain supervised clinical placements in a variety of sport, exercise, rehabilitation and health settings. You will also undertake a recognised Emergency Sports First Aid qualification. University of Nottingham prides ourselves on the flexible approach that it offers in year three, allowing you to select a course of study based on your interests, selecting two optional modules from each semester. You will also undertake an exciting community-based module that you can develop in an approved area related to sport, exercise, health or wellbeing. This may be within a charity, school, occupational setting or other community project. During the third year, students are given the opportunity to undertake a three week elective placement.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



A level offer ABB Required subjects A levels must include a biological science or PE. Applicants are required to pass the practical element of assessment in biology, chemistry and/or physics if assessed separately. General studies not accepted. Plus a minimum of six GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, taken in one sitting, to include maths, English language and biology/double science IB score 32 (5 in biology at Higher Level) IELTS 7.5 with no less than 7 in any element

Career opportunities

Graduate sport rehabilitators (GSR's) have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of sport rehabilitation and exercise science, experience of relating theory to practice and utilising skills in a practical setting on placements. The ‘Community Project’ module will also demonstrate a commitment and responsibility to promoting health and wellbeing in society. You will have developed skills in research, and spent considerable time on personal development. GSR's are employed in a range of sport, health and occupational settings. Many work in private practice, with professional teams, clubs and the leisure industry, and in the Ministry of Defence. There are also opportunities in research and/or teaching.

Campus location

Nottingham , United Kingdom