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.