Taught course

Sport Rehabilitation

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Sport

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to complete an application form (including a personal statement) and will be expected to attend an interview.

Applicants for the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation are expected to satisfy the following requirements:

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Strength and Conditioning, Sport and Exercise Science and Podiatry.

Exceptional entry routes may be available to applicants with significant and relevant industry experience. Usually more than 3 years’ experience in Sport Rehabilitation. Candidates with extensive experience in elite level sport may also be considered. All exceptional entry routes are available for non-graduates will be in line with the University criteria for the admission of students to modular Masters Degrees (and for Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma programmes).

Months of entry


Course content

This course has three exit points/awards:

  • PgCert Rehabilitation Studies
  • PgDip Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation
  • MSc Sport Rehabilitation

This Master's degree in Sport Rehabilitation aims to develop highly competent, industry ready Sport Rehabilitation practitioners with a critical awareness of the field. This aim is achieved by developing independent, reflective students with an understanding of professional issues, clinical reasoning and evidence based practice, whilst simultaneously equipping them with the wide spectrum of practical skills essential to Sport Rehabilitation. The course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and students who complete the accredited MSc programme will be eligible to apply for registration with BASRaT.

The course has a strong focus on practical skills and competences and all students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of clinical placement experience; a requirement directly linked to (BASRaT) accreditation*. We have placement opportunities with sport rehabilitation clinics, University based and local sports teams and teams further afield for students who are prepared to travel. As part of the course students will complete a recognised advanced trauma care qualification (Level 2) that is endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This qualification is a requirement stated by BASRaT and will serve to provide students with additional knowledge and skills that will be of great benefit while completing the Professional Clinical Practice module (SSP7155) and for their working careers.

The Cyncoed campus of the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences (CSSHS) is well resourced with extensive and world-class practical facilities for the teaching, learning and research components of the programme and to support the recreational and elite sport culture within the CSSHS.

Please note: BASRaT accreditation will only apply to the MSc award and not the PGDip or PGCert.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English, a minimum International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.5 overall is required with no lower than 7.0 in Speaking and Reading and no lower than 6.5 in the remaining element.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    42 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

029 2041 6044