Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Sport Rehabilitation

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About the 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.

Study

Foundation Year

On the foundation year, you take modules that are provided across the Faculty of Science and Engineering for the pre-certificate stage, gaining a solid grounding in readiness for further study on the BSc. Modules focus on mathematics and numeracy, and preparation for learning in higher education, in addition to specific modules run by the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science.

Due to the professional nature of the programme, all modules during the first three years are mandatory. To prepare you for 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.

Year 1

Modules on the first year of the degree include: Human Anatomy; Pathology, Mechanism and Principles of Injury Management; Theory and Application of Electrotherapy and Basic Sports Massage; and Introduction to Psychology within Sport, Health and Exercise.

Year 2

Second-year modules encompass Functional Rehabilitation; Clinical Biomechanics, Human Physiology, Introduction to Professional Practice Principles; and a Placement.

Year 3

Modules in Year 3 include Assessment and Management of Neurological Conditions; Working with Special Populations; Return to Fitness / Play Protocols; Injury Rehabilitation Psychology; Independent Research; Medico-Legal Aspects of Professional Practice; and Placement.

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.

Due to the professional nature of the programme, all modules during the first three years are mandatory. To prepare you for 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.

Year 1

Modules on the first year of the degree include: Human Anatomy; Pathology, Mechanism and Principles of Injury Management; Theory and Application of Electrotherapy and Basic Sports Massage; and Introduction to Psychology within Sport, Health and Exercise.

Year 2

Second-year modules encompass Functional Rehabilitation; Clinical Biomechanics, Human Physiology, Introduction to Professional Practice Principles; and a Placement.

Year 3

Modules in Year 3 include Assessment and Management of Neurological Conditions; Working with Special Populations; Return to Fitness / Play Protocols; Injury Rehabilitation Psychology; Independent Research; Medico-Legal Aspects of Professional Practice; and Placement.

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.

Final Year

In your Masters year, modules include options to help you focus on your area of special interest, as well as optional modules such as: Cardiometabolic Disease; Strength and Conditioning; Psychology of Health and Disease; and independent workplace learning within your chosen specialism.

A special feature of the MSci is that you are required to obtain a minimum of 400 hours’ clinical experience (during the first three years of the BSc Sport Rehabilitation), boosting your job prospects following graduation.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 280 points, points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 200 points from two or more A levels, or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications.
  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 18 credits at distinction in science units.

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.

Foundation Year entry requirements

The foundation course is designed for those whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to level 4. On completing the foundation year to the required standard, you will be ready to progress to the first year of your chosen degree.

  • Appropriate for those currently studying at level 3 - typical offers around 200 UCAS points.
  • Appropriate for those returning to study after a break, or those with non-UK qualifications unsuitable for UK level 4 entry.
  • A candidate's potential to succeed in HE will be considered as an alternative to formal qualifications by Admissions Tutors.

International students (language requirements)
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency.

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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.

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