Applicants should have either a medical degree from a recognised university; at least an upper second class honours degree in the cognate subjects or Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Osteopathy. Other Allied Health Professionals interested will be considered on a case by basis.
Professional Requirements: You must provide evidence in your application of the following as appropriate for your profession: Current unrestricted medical registration certificate (e.g. GMC); Registered Osteopath and paid up member of GOsC (General osteopathic council); or Registration certificate with the Health Care Professions Council or Society of Sports therapist / BASRAT.
Applicants for this course are not usually interviewed. Therefore, it is important you demonstrate evidence of the following in your personal statement:
- A high level of interest in Sport and Exercise related health care
- Evidence of work experience in a sporting environment
- Evidence of excellent communication skills
- Evidence of self-directed study
- Evidence of the ability to work as part of a team
- Evidence of the ability to integrate information & skills across different subject areas
- Evidence of recent personal/academic development (normally within the past 5 years)
All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed on this webpage.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Months of entry
Help athletes to recover from injury and maintain the health of the general public with this course. It will provide you with the range of skills required to respond to increasingly challenging settings within sport, such as dealing with an increasingly ageing population wanting to be physically active.
You will understand the process of an injury audit to identify risk factors, and learn how to implement an evidence-based treatment plan that minimises the chance of re-injury. You will study rehabilitation strategies, return to play assessments and explore the emergent field of rehabilitation in order to prevent as well as treat injuries. You will gain practical experience of assessing, treating and supporting individuals from a variety of sporting disciplines, enabling you to accurately evaluate and attend to injuries, as well as help clients avoid future physical discomfort and damage.
Using our modern rehabilitation labs and extensive sporting facilities, you will have the ability and confidence to manage an individual's physical wellness, no matter what their ability or age.
Information for international students
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Fees and funding
Please see the funding page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Enquiries
- +44 (0)113 812 3113