Undergraduate

BSc Sport Rehabilitation

Gain the clinical skills to prevent, diagnose and treat neuro-musculoskeletal injuries at Team GB's only official university partner.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code

C602

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Course overview

Gain hands-on skills and experience in a highly professional environment. You’ll combine theory, hands-on experience, critical reflection and professional judgement as you learn to excel in the latest techniques in exercise rehabilitation.

Our expertise is illustrated by our collaborations with 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.

Six reasons to study Sport Rehabilitation at Hull

  1. This programme is accredited by BASRaT*
  2. Spend 400 hours on clinical placements
  3. 94% student satisfaction with resources
  4. 95% graduate employability rating
  5. Learn from staff who work with the likes of FIFA
  6. Benefit from £16m upgrade in sports facilities
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What you'll study

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.

First year modules

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.

  • Core

    Human Anatomy

    Explore the structure of the human skeleton; joints and classification; relevant stabilising structures; muscles and their origins; insertions, actions and nerve supply; and movements. 

    Musculoskeletal Injuries

    Discover the main mechanisms, clinical signs and short- and long-term management strategies of a range of musculoskeletal injuries and their general pathologies. 

    Soft Tissue Injuries and Musculoskeletal Assessment

    On this module, you'll learn the basic assessment techniques needed to perform a full injury assessment. 

    Therapeutic Modalities

    Gain an understanding of the rationale behind therapeutic modalities, including current knowledge of the healing process at the cellular level and analgesia.

    Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology

    This module provides you with knowledge of various psychological assessment tools and techniques, such as anxiety inventories, imagery, relaxation and goal setting.

    Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

    A solid grounding in to the scientific practice underlying the subject. It explores and critiques how data is collected and analysed.

Second year modules

  • Core

    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. 

    Functional Rehabilitation

    Explore the physiological principles that underpin a range of exercise-based techniques used extensively within injury rehabilitation. 

    Clinical Biomechanics

    Gain a clinical knowledge of biomechanics in terms of the assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of common injuries and dysfunctions seen in sport.

    Professional Practice 1

    Get to grips with the professional standards set by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and how these interact with working practices. 

    Clinical Skills

    Hone your musculoskeletal assessment skills, clinical reasoning and enhance your application of soft tissue mobilisation techniques, manual therapy and exercise prescription.

    Research Methods

    Prepare and complete a small action research project. It's hands-on learning about research methodology, ethical approval, data analysis and formulating research questions. 

Final year modules

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

    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 holistic physical and psychological rehabilitation for injured athletes. You'll use techniques, such as imagery, relaxation and goal setting.

    Neurology and Tissue Dynamics

    ​This module introduces you to the central and peripheral nervous systems in health and disease, and their inter-relationships with musculoskeletal pathologies. 

    Professional Practice 2

    Build on what you learned in Year 2 with deeper insight into the professional standards of The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). 

    Fitness and Injury Prevention

    Explore how the physiological and biomechanical principles behind training and conditioning can enhance performance, prevent injury and justify 'return-to-play' decisions.

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

How you'll study

Throughout your time with us, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours in your first year and 1,400 hours in both your second and third years as you begin clinical placement.

Those figures are based on 200 hours per 20 credit module, a minimum of 200 hours of clinical placement in both your second and third year, and time spent completing independent study.

Overall workload

324 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

876 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and practical/laboratory sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have are dependent on the modules you are studying.

Placement hours include time spent on a clinical placement, which is either completed during the day or at evenings and weekends dependent upon your allocated clinical placement. Placements are completed alongside your scheduled teaching hours.

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

Overall workload

252 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

840 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

200 hours

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

Indicative assessment proportions

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and practical/laboratory sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have are dependent on the modules you are studying.

Placement hours include time spent on a clinical placement, which is either completed during the day or at evenings and weekends dependent upon your allocated clinical placement. Placements are completed alongside your scheduled teaching hours.

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

Overall workload

252 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

840 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

200 hours

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

Indicative assessment proportions

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and practical/laboratory sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have are dependent on the modules you are studying.

Placement hours include time spent on a clinical placement, which is either completed during the day or at evenings and weekends dependent upon your allocated clinical placement. Placements are completed alongside your scheduled teaching hours.

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

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Entry requirements

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

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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 

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.

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

Switch to the foundation year

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. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year (subject to approval)*

International

£17,200 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.

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. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Sport rehabilitator 
  • Sports therapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach
  • Sports development officer

You’ll graduate with clinical skills in the prevention, assessment and management of neuro-musculoskeletal injuries.

Our students go on to work with sports clubs at all levels, in the military, in private practice and with the NHS. Others find their professional skills are sought by employers across the graduate job market.

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*Accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

†Satisfaction score for learning resources (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)

‡Percentage of students in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018