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Sport Rehabilitation (with integrated foundation year)

Entry requirements


A level

B-D,E

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D

UCAS Tariff

40

Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience. You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table. Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sports therapy

**Course Overview**

Want a career helping everyone from the occasional jogger to elite professional athlete recover from injury and get back to peak performance?
On our course, you’ll learn to work collaboratively with other healthcare and sport-related professionals, just as you would in a sports rehabilitation role, which will also be a great boost to your CV.

Well, whether you want employment in the NHS, with professional sports clubs or as a consultant, we’ll help ensure you develop all the knowledge and skills you need to become a fully trained British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) sports rehabilitator.

Our foundation course will enable you to acquire the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

Our course is designed so you gain high-quality profession-specific training to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat sports and physical activity-related injuries.

And, with academic theory backed up with hands-on practice in our multi-million- pound sports complex, rehabilitation gyms and dedicated sports laboratories, we’ll teach you all you need to secure employment in this dynamic profession.

You’ll be living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular north west coastline. And, within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.

- We have good industry links with professional sports clubs

- Our contacts and partnerships give you great placement and job prospects

- Great tutor support and we get to know you because our seminar sizes are small

- 400 hours of placement in sports clubs, hospitals and clinics for BASRaT accreditation

- Taught by tutors with a wealth of experience in professional sport and sport rehabilitation

- Tutors are involved in international research, which keeps your learning up to date

- More than 20 years excelling in sport-related degrees

- Develop confident rehabilitation skills to a standard expected by employers

- Gain professional opportunities, including Kinesiology Tape and gym instruction

- Partnerships with local leisure centres (Including Salt Ayre) gives you access to even more sports facilities and rehabilitation experiences

Modules

Foundation Year; Essential Academic Skills • Routes to Success • Applied Practice • Working with Data • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology • Foundations of Sport Rehabilitation *Module availability is subject to validation and student numbers. Years 1-3 modules include; •The Neuro-musculoskeletal System •Biomechanics •Foundations of Sport and Exercise Performance •Introduction to Sport and Exercise Therapy •Complementary Therapies – Therapeutic Massage •Sport and Exercise Physiology •Therapeutic Assessment and Management •Therapeutic Techniques •Exercise Testing and Prescription •Therapeutic Practice •Injury and Rehabilitation •Therapy Practice in Sporting Environments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster

Department:

Medical and Sport Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

96%
high
Sports therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
43%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
19%
Therapy professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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