You will develop your understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques involved in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries through this BASRaT-accredited programme.
A degree at 2:1 or above in a subject related to sport and health sciences
Applicants with other relevant professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
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UCAS institution code P63
Duration Two years part-time. Mandatory attendance 2 consecutive days per month plus online study equivalent to 2 days per week
Contact Rachel Bailey-Lewis, our Student Recruitment Officer (Postgraduate).
Our MSc Sport Rehabilitation has been designed to develop autonomous practitioners who can function as part of an interdisciplinary team across various sport, physical activity, and public health settings. It develops the five core competencies of a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator: Professional Responsibility and Development, Prevention, Recognition and Evaluation of the Individual, Management of the Individual – Therapeutic Intervention, Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement, and Immediate Care.
You will apply your skills during clinical placement opportunities in a range of settings, such as Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth Patriots, Exeter Chiefs, the FA Women’s High-Performance Centre, Armed Forces partnerships and in our on-site Health and Wellbeing Clinics, accumulating more than 400 hours of experience. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to obtain an advanced trauma care qualification, endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Pre-Hospital Immediate Care.
Blended learning approach allows you to combine digital learning with face-to-face practical teaching two days per month
On completion of this master’s you can apply for BASRaT accreditation as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator
Acquire over 400 hours of clinical experience across a range of sport and health settings
Access to the latest technologies within world-class clinical and laboratory facilities
Established partners to gain clinical experience in sport and public health contexts
Specifically designed to enhance knowledge for individuals with a background in sport and health science
“ We’ve been learning about the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of a wide range of injuries. The majority of learning is spent doing practical work, in small classes, or on placement at the Marjon clinic or helping out pitch side with Marjon teams. In the first year, so far we have learnt about the procedures needed to identify injuries, manual therapy techniques such as massage and joint mobilisations and the potential healing effect of electrotherapy. We’ll be moving on to study fitness training, therapeutic exercise and writing our Master’s thesis; all back up with many more hours of clinical experience.”
“The transition to studying the Masters programme at Marjon has accelerated my learning and understanding of injury management and diagnosis. I have found all the lecturers are on hand to help develop practical skills by offering brilliant opportunities and links within the university and externally. The small focused lecture groups are perfect for a focused and driven individual, striving towards their future career.”
“I chose this course to further my knowledge of rehabilitating injuries and manual therapy as well as learning new skills such as sports massage. The mix of theory, practical sessions and seminars is great for me because it helps to reinforce the theory and my understanding. I already feel that I have improved my knowledge of stretching and strengthening techniques as well as anatomical knowledge. So far it has been challenging but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to each lesson.”
The science of sport rehabilitation
Injury prevention and management
Human anatomy and physiology
After obtaining the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation you will be eligible to register with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR) and pursue a variety of career paths in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation. As a sport rehabilitation specialist, graduates have gained employment in a variety of settings including professional sports (Plymouth Argyle FC, Torquay United FC, Exeter City FC, Plymouth Albion RFC, Exeter Chiefs RFC), Cornwall and Devon County Football Associations, amateur and semi-professional sports teams, private clinics, the armed forces, the NHS and charities such as the Firefighter’s Charity.
BASRaT is the professional association and sole regulator for sport rehabilitation in the UK.
You will be taught through blended learning consisting of online delivery of live and pre-recorded sessions and learning tasks, with mandatory attendance two days per month on campus.
Assessment methods are based on the practical competencies of a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator and appraises underpinning theoretical knowledge and critical thought. Assessment methods include a range of essays, written exams, case studies, clinical competency exams and critical appraisal on your performance on work placement.
Course leaderView full profile
Sarah has been employed as a full-time lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University since 2008. Following graduation from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy she trained as a Higher Education lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. Sarah, as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator, works closely with the accrediting body for the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning and MSc Sport Rehabilitation programmes, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).
Fees UK students: £6,750
Fees for International students: £13,000
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
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Senior LecturerView profile
Sarah has worked with international, national and local sports persons from a variety of disciplines for over 20 years. She holds professional qualifications in manual therapy, acupuncture and she is a tutor for the RFU Intermediate Care in Sport qualification. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO) and a member of the Federation of Holistic therapists (FHT) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) . Her research expertise is in the use of kinesiology tape in the reduction of acute and chronic pain.
Lecturer in Sports Therapy and RehabilitationView profile
Vicki specialises in exercise rehabilitation and has worked with diverse groups including adolescents, sports people, disabled and fire service personnel. She currently leads the physical performance services for the FA High Performance Centre
The Sport and Health clinic has a number of treatment beds and an active rehabilitation area. There is a reception and waiting area for clients too.
The rehab area is well equipped with equipment used to prevent injury and return you to fitness, including weights, medicine balls, steps, bands, foam rollers, exercise balls, mats and wobble cushions.
The Game Ready system is used to reduce swelling and pain and to increase range of motion, applying ice and compression to areas of the body.
A range of electrotherapy modalities are available including therapeutic, diagnostic ultrasound and TENS machines. These are used to diagnose and treat many different injures.
All first-time clients have a thorough consultation and assessment discussion with a therapist to establish an accurate diagnosis, from which they devise the best course of treatment.
The Strength and conditioning lab offers an extensive range of weights equipment as well as a treadmill and rowing machine. There is also a large smart screen which is used during lectures.