BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and ExerciseC630

    Course Overview

    Duration: 3 years full time.
  • The BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise programme is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and upon successful completion, you will be able to register as professional member of BASRaT.

    This three-year, full-time course inspires and motivates students to develop their passion for sport and exercise rehabilitation. It is the perfect course for those interested in working with athletes, returning them to full functional fitness through expertly developed rehabilitation programmes.

    The BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise programme has been carefully developed to meet the demands of exercise rehabilitation. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies including Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Albion, Exeter Chiefs and Torquay United, as well as setting up their own successful businesses.

    This degree programme comprises enriching theoretical and evidence-based study, blended with practical application in our world-class sports centre and a minimum of 400 clinical hours of hands-on experience.

    Our modern teaching clinic allows students to experience the practical side of exercise rehabilitation from the very beginning of the course, always underpinned by the scientific principles of therapeutic interventions and developments in the field of sports therapy and rehabilitation.

    In the third year of our BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise programme, you will have your majority of your placement in our Sports Therapy & Rehabilitationunder the supervision of qualified staff. You will have opportunities in learning on how to use latest technologies, e.g. diagnostic ultrasound, an innovative anti-gravity treadmill, RS footscan, laser therapy, interferential therapy for clinical assessment and rehabilitation.

    You may also have placement opportunities in professional sports team, e.g. Exeter Chiefs RFC, Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth Devils Speedway, Plymouth Albion and Plymouth Storm Wheelchair Basketball.

    As a student of our BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise programme, you will have opportunities to use and conduct research and clinical assessments with various highly advanced equipment at our state of the art Biomechanics & Physiology Laboratories.

    Throughout the course, you will gain valuable knowledge and experience in functional anatomy, physiology for sport and rehabilitation, sports biomechanics, soft tissue therapy, sport science and strength and conditioning to lend strong foundations for whichever career route you choose to take.

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All modules are compulsory.

1st Year
  • Academic, Personal and Professional Development
  • Foundations of Coaching & Instructing
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Sports Massage
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Physiology for Sport Therapists
  • Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
2nd Year
  • Research Analysis in Sport, Health Science & Coaching
  • Essentials of Sports Science for Coaching
  • Essentials of Sports Science
  • Health & Fitness Training Principles
  • Clinical Practise in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Pathology of Sports Injuries
  • Injury Prevention
3rd Year
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Placement Learning-Intergrating Theory with Practice
  • Honours Project
  • Professionalism, Innovations & Ethics in Sports
  • Rehabilitation in Sport & Exercise
  • Diagnostics & Injury Management

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

The University of St Mark & St John is widely renowned for producing excellent vocationally focused graduates. This course is for those considering careers in the private sector, sports injury clinics and sports clubs. You may also consider working within the health and fitness industry and following this course you will be eligible for further study through the completion of an MSc or PhD course.

ALUMNI OF BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise

Current Students


Course Leader

This full-time course is co-conducted by Sarah Catlow and Sarah Martin. Both course leaders have extensive practical background in sport injury management and injury prevention, and they lead the course with passion and enthusiasm.