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Faculty of Health Sciences

Sport Rehabilitation

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: C602

What you'll study

Due to the professional nature of the programme, all modules during the first three years are mandatory. To prepare you for a seamless transition from student life to employment, we teach all of the topics progressively throughout your time here. If you choose Masters-level study, your final year provides the opportunity for clinical specialism.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Human Anatomy

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries

    Explore the main mechanisms, clinical signs and short and long term management strategies of a range of musculoskeletal injuries and their general pathologies. This module runs in conjunction with both Human Anatomy and Soft Tissue Injury and Musculoskeletal Assessment (STIMA) modules.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries and Musculoskeletal Assessment

    Learn the basic assessment techniques needed to perform a full injury assessment. This module is delivered primarily on campus, with a face to face approach, which is supported by an online repository of teaching materials.

  • Therapeutic Modalities

    Gain a basic understanding of the rationale underlying the use and application of therapeutic modalities, including current knowledge with respect to the healing process at the cellular level, and analgesia.

  • Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology

    This module will help you understand the role of psychology in sport, health and exercise environments; and will provide you with basic knowledge regarding the use of various psychological assessment tools (e.g., anxiety inventories, etc.) and techniques (e.g., imagery, relaxation, goal setting, etc.).

  • Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

    This module provides a solid grounding in to the scientific practice underlying sport, health and exercise science. It explores and critiques how data is collected and analysed using quantitative, qualitative and systematic reviews as methods of conducting research.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Functional Human Physiology

    Develop your understanding of the human body's systems from a physiological perspective. You'll also gain insight into the structure and function of the major organ systems. This module also provides the opportunity to gain experience working in a laboratory setting.

  • Functional Rehabilitation

    Explore the physiological principles that underpin a range of exercise based techniques that are used extensively within injury rehabilitation. These physiological principles will be put into practical use while learning to safely and effectively apply the skills and techniques to a variety of musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Clinical Biomechanics

    Learn the basic clinical underpinning knowledge of biomechanics in terms of the assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of common injuries and dysfunctions seen within sport.

  • Professional Practice 1

    Learn the relevance and importance of professional standards set by BASRaT (The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers) and how this interacts with working practices. You will gain the transferable skills required in a workplace culminating in a job interview as a method of assessment.

  • Clinical Skills

  • Research Methods

    This module offers the exciting opportunity to prepare and undertake a small action research project. It will introduce you to research methodology, the need for ethical approval, how to find and analyse data, and how you can use literature to support the formulation of a research question. The module will also help you to become better critical readers of others’ research.

  • Clinical Placement 1

    You will be given two exciting placement opportunities in the field of Sport or Health. Placements range from professional clubs, to private practice to amateur sport. These opportunities will allow you to practice skills learnt on the course and observe how other clinicians work in different environments.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

To graduate, you will be required to complete Emergency First Aid and Level II Immediate Care in Sport qualifications. We also give you the opportunity to gain other external qualifications which will help in gaining employment on graduation, for example, KinesioTape Level I and II

You are able to switch to a Masters course from Bachelor-level study and vice versa, subject to attainment conditions and funding where applicable. You may also be required to complete certain modules as part of any transfer.

Core modules

  • Dissertation

  • Psychology in Sport Rehabilitation

    Gain an understanding of the importance of providing holistic (physical and psychological) rehabilitation services to athletes who suffer from injuries. You will practice using various psychological techniques, such as imagery, relaxation and goal setting by engaging in role-playing activities with colleagues.

  • Neurology and Tissue Dynamics

  • Professional Practice 2

    Consolidate skills leant in Professional Practice 1 and gain further insight into the professional standards set by our governing body, BASRaT (The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers). You will be given information on CV writing, cover letters and applying for jobs as well as practising practical assessment skills in a work based learning environment.

  • Fitness and Injury Prevention

    Gain a greater understanding of the physiological and biomechanical principles underpinning training and conditioning. You'll also explore how this might be used to enhance performance, prevent injury and justify return to play decisions.

  • Clinical Placement 2

    You will be given two exciting placement opportunities in the field of Sport or Health. Placements range from professional clubs, to private practice, to amateur sport. You will also be given the opportunity to work autonomously with the university AU teams in a clinical environment. These experiences will prepare you for the field of work upon graduating.

"I have always been involved in sport in a variety of ways and also interested in sporting injuries. After looking at physiotherapy degrees, I came across sport rehabilitation. The course for Sport Rehabilitation at Hull looked the most useful compared to other universities."

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More about this course

Our Sport Rehabilitation programme is accredited by the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). Gain hands-on skills and experience while receiving the highest standard of teaching in a highly professional environment - for example, our Sport Injury Clinic.

This course gives you vital theoretical and practical skills, access to a Sport Rehabilitation Suite, other bespoke facilities such as world-class specialist equipment in our Health and Human Performance and Exercise Physiology Laboratories, and the opportunity to work with professional sports clubs such as Hull City FC.

There are three course options available for studying Sport Rehabilitation at Hull. The foundation year is ideal if you do not have the academic background for direct entry on to the three-year BSc course. The four-year Masters-level study option allows you to specialise in your desired subject in your final year to heighten your academic and practical credentials.

Your studies here will develop your communication skills, allowing you to translate the complexity of the various problems clients can present. Combining theory, evidence, experience, critical reflection and professional judgement, as well as client and peer review, you shape your own approach to treatment delivery while excelling in the competencies required in modern rehabilitation practice.

The University has strong placement links with sports teams at all levels, including Hull City, Hull FC and Hull KR, as well as local private practitioners and the Ministry of Defence. Our students also support major sporting and charitable events, from the Rugby World Cup, to the Great North Run.


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Our teaching staff

Study under experts who collaborate with the likes of the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Our state-of-the-art sports facilities are currently being upgraded in a substantial £16-million investment.

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Work with professional sports teams and elite athletes, as well as with NHS patients wanting to improve their health.

Our £1.5-million Health and Human Performance Lab boasts the sector's latest and most innovative technology.

Entry requirements

2019 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 18 credits at distinction in science units.

You will require a satisfactory Health check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check 

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £16,600 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.


Future Prospects

When you graduate from the accredited degree programme in Sport Rehabilitation, you will have gained valuable theoretical and clinical skills regarding the prevention, assessment and management of neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. You may therefore be eligible to join BASRaT as a full graduate member, practice within the field of sport rehabilitation and use the initials GSR.

This particular course provides invaluable experience of supporting a variety of sporting or charitable events. Students provided support to international rugby league teams during the 2013 World Cup, while staff and students have also provided sport rehabilitation support for the Allam British Open Squash Championships, plus sports massage support during the BUPA Great North Run, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10k and the Hell on the Humber event.

Students graduating from our Sport Rehabilitation programmes go on to work within clinical settings such as the military (as exercise remedial instructors), the NHS, occupational health and all levels of sport. Some graduates have also set up successful private businesses. Others choose postgraduate study at PhD level.

Our programmes also develop a range of transferable skills, which are attractive to employers beyond the field of health, care and sport. These skills include written, verbal and non-verbal communication, leadership, problem solving, organisation, working as a team, time management and data analysis.