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Faculty of Health Sciences

Sport Rehabilitation

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: C602

What you'll study

Learn how to diagnose and treat injuries. And specialise in the prevention and treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions.

Besides the three-year option, there are more specialised versions of this course.

  • Extend your study to Masters level with an extra year
  • A foundation year boosts your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Human Anatomy

    This module introduces you to the human anatomy in detail. You'll explore the structure of the human skeleton; major landmarks; joints and classification; relevant stabilising structures; muscles and their origins; insertions, actions, and nerve supply; and movements.

  • 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 the Human Anatomy and the 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 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 of 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. It will provide you with basic knowledge regarding the use of various psychological assessment tools and techniques, such as anxiety inventories, imagery, relaxation and goal setting.

  • 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.

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.

Second year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • 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 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 the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and how these interact 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 to 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

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

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

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

  • 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 leaned in Professional Practice 1 and gain further insight into the professional standards set by our governing body, The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). You will be given information on CV writing, cover letters and applying for jobs as well as utilising 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.

"The placement opportunities we have been given are absolutely amazing, I’ve been at Doncaster Rovers and Hull FC."

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More about this course

Gain hands-on skills and experience in a professional environment. Combining theory, evidence, experience, critical reflection and professional judgement, you'll shape your own approach to treatment while learning to excel in the competencies needed in modern rehabilitation.

  • Enjoy practical work experience thanks to our links with professional sports clubs such as Hull City, Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers, as well as private practitioners and the Ministry of Defence.
  • Access the latest technology in our upgraded and expanded £16-million facilities.
  • 97% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS).
  • Accredited by the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).
  • 95% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).

Our students also support major sporting and charitable events, from the Rugby World Cup to the Great North Run. By choosing to study at Hull, you’ll be coming to a university acknowledged for its expertise – as illustrated by our major research collaborations with the likes of FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency. You'll work in facilities such as our Sports Rehabilitation Suite, Health and Human Performance Laboratory, Environmental Chamber, Performance Analysis Suite, and Exercise Physiology Laboratories. These are on top of our excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which are currently undergoing a £16 million transformation.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.

Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

36%

46%

18%

Second year

25%

50%

25%

Final year

17%

50%

33%


Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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

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

Find out more

Benefit from our excellent placement opportunities through links with professional sports teams, such as Hull City AFC.

Become part of an impressive community of sport and health graduates.

Sport, Health and Exercise Science has created its own Student Thesis Conference - the only one of its kind in the UK.

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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.

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 no less than 7.0 in each skill. For Foundation Year, we require IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 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 - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

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.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

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 for Graduate Sports Rehabilitator.

This particular course provides invaluable experience of supporting a variety of sporting and charity events. Students provided support to international rugby league teams during the 2013 World Cup. Staff and students have also provided sport rehabilitation support for the Allam British Open Squash Championships. They also provided 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 in clinical settings in the NHS, in the military and in occupational health and all levels of sport. Some graduates have also set up successful businesses. Others choose postgraduate study at PhD level.

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