St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Sport Rehabilitation graduates are trained solely in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes. A Sport Rehabilitator may work alongside many other health professions or as an autonomous practitioner. Sport Rehabilitation is a discipline that ensures the clinical competence outlined by the professional body is achieved and maintained in areas such as: Prevention of Injury, Evaluation of Injury, Management of Injury and Immediate Care. There are also opportunities to undertake a work based clinical placement as an integral part of your degree and to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with clinical practice in the working environment. The programme has excellent partnerships with professional sports clubs and Sport Injury Clinics in the region to enable students to develop the necessary clinical skills they require to secure employment upon graduation.

Course Modules

Level 1: Language, concepts and knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology; students begin to understand the mechanism and causation of sport injuries, develop professional skills through risk assessment procedures and are introduced to the BASRaT legal/ethical guidelines. Level 2: Students begin to design rehabilitation/fitness programmes for themselves; overview of initial treatment and rehabilitation sensitises students to the mangement of injury at the early stages; programme includes a holistic approach, considering the sociological and psychological aspects of injury; hydrotherapy and aromatherapy are offered and a research skills module is introduced; students have 300 hours in a placement. Level 3: Specialist skills are encouraged by optional modules covering additional vocational skills; professional skills are developed in aromatherapy and clinical placement; performance and recovery are considered in fitness assessment and special population modules; current research findings in topical areas, e.g. chronic pain management are covered.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
1 - 4 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • SQA Higher BBBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 61%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

90% Go on to work and/or study

26% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 53%

Total Practical: 30%

£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation