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.
Explore the structure of the human skeleton; joints and classification; relevant stabilising structures; muscles and their origins; insertions, actions and nerve supply; and movements.
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.
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
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.
Explore the physiological principles that underpin a range of exercise-based techniques used extensively within injury rehabilitation.
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.
Hone your musculoskeletal assessment skills, clinical reasoning and enhance your application of soft tissue mobilisation techniques, manual therapy and exercise prescription.
Prepare and complete a small action research project to develop skills that will help you across your studies. 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.
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.