Entry requirements

At least a 2(ii) undergraduate honours degree is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable for who are interested in exercise rehabilitation in particular. It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to the student's individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice. You will also have the opportunity to gain a REPs* accredited Level 2 Gym Instructor vocational qualification free of charge to supplement your MSc academic qualification. This will depend on prior learning and it is expected that MSc students on the Exercise Rehabilitation programme will be able to gain this qualification by carrying out approximately half the typical work load. This vocational qualification is a required qualification within the exercise referral industry. Students may have the opportunity to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association's professional accreditation. Within the modular structure all students undertake core/compulsory modules in: research skills; independent study (a one to one supervised programme of work leading to the development of the proposal for the research project); supervised experience a module tailored to the needs of the individual and could include directed work with a specified client group or individual patient; research project relevant to the programme being studied. Students also undertake compulsory modules in Clinical Exercise Physiology (including disease and aging), exercise psychology and rehabilitation of the injured athlete. This latter module covers theoretical perspectives in sports injury rehabilitation; psychological response to sports injury; the role of confidence in injury and rehabilitation; exercise, training principles and biomechanics of rehabilitation; plus returning the athlete to competition; failure to rehabilitate; current trends in injury rehabilitation research and future research directions; and critical assessment of sports rehabilitation research.The programme is delivered using a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, practical work, tutorials and role play. Each module comprises approximately 200 hours (including formal contact).

Information for international students

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Fees and funding

The School will reward academic excellence at entry. A fee reduction of £1,000 will be applied for self-funding Home/EU students who achieve a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Other applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships with the School. Please see our website for more information.
Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Jonathan Moore
01248 388256