UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Sport Rehabilitation

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Sport Rehabilitation

Hit the ground running as a sport rehabilitator, on this British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers-accredited course.
Why study sport rehabilitation?
Sport rehabilitation focuses on understanding, preventing and treating sports and exercise-related injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
As a sport rehabilitator, you'll play a vital role in supporting athletes, players and sports participants of all abilities.
Having up-to-date skills and knowledge will put you in a strong position for securing work in this varied and dynamic field.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Sport Rehabilitation is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) so you can apply to register with them once you graduate.
During the course, BASRaT student members may apply for malpractice insurance upon successful completion of the Sport Rehabilitation Practice 1 module for a small fee. The policy allows students to practice the soft tissue massage techniques gained on the module autonomously. Progressively, soft tissue competencies developed in modules Sport Rehabilitation Practice 2 and 3 can be added to the policy.
Combining university-based experience with extensive placement experience, you'll learn how to provide safe and effective care to people suffering injury, illness or disease related to sports and musculoskeletal conditions.
Explore good professional practice and study the academic subjects that underpin it.
Gain first-hand experience of providing injury assessment and management services to patients in both clinical and sports-based environments.
Provide services to local sports teams and clubs, and UWE's elite athletes in our Glenside injury clinic.
Learn to use the latest resistance equipment for rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Engage with practising graduate sport rehabilitators, sport dietitians, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and academic tutors working at the forefront of sport rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
Complete a pitch-side first-aid qualification, as a valuable extra certification for working with sports teams.
Spend at least 400 hours on placements, working with elite sports medical teams, sports injury clinics, sports clubs, fitness centres and rehabilitation units, putting you in a strong position for future employment.
We are committed to providing our students with a diverse range of learning opportunities, including this intensive rehabilitation day we spent at St George's Park. Please note that external learning experiences may vary.
Where can it take me?
Graduate sport rehabilitators are in demand across the UK.
You could work in sports injury clinics, health clubs, professional sports clubs and fitness centres, with the military or as part of a GP referral scheme.
Some graduates set up in private practice, or go on to postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Literature, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component 
  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Biology, Human Biology or PE.
  • Relevant subjects: Subjects that meet the Science requirement for this course: PE, Biology, Physiology, Sports Sciences.

Career Prospects

As a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator, you can put yourself forward for jobs with sports injury clinics, health clubs, fitness centres, rehabilitation units and professional sports clubs.

Recent graduates are working as Graduate Sport Rehabilitators with clubs such as Gloucester Rugby, Oxford United FC and Coventry City FC.

You could also work in the public sector, where there is an increasing demand for graduates in rehabilitation roles and for GP referral schemes.  Or, you could set up your own clinical practice serving your local sporting community or working in strength and conditioning.

Some graduates also go into teaching or research, or do postgraduate studies.

Course Details

Year 1

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology for Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation
Sport Rehabilitation Practice 1
Foundations of Exercise Prescription
Epidemiology and Aetiology of Sports Injuries.

Year 2

Supporting Healthy Lifestyles with Physical Activity
Sport Rehabilitation Practice 2
Informing Practice Through Research and Inquiry
Applied Athlete Conditioning and Sports Nutrition
Athletic Therapy and Functional Rehabilitation.

Final Year

Research and Evidence in Practice
Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Advanced Practice of Sport Rehabilitation
Healthy Futures
Sport Rehabilitation Practice 3.

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