Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Sport Rehabilitation

This course 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 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sport and Exercise Science. 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). A student who has successfully completed modules in a similar programme at another institution might gain direct entry onto the programme as long as they have satisfied the aforementioned entry requirements and meet the University Criteria for the admission of students to modular Master's Degrees, and to Post Graduate Diploma programmes - advanced standing.

Course modules

Sports Injuries and Clinical Assessment; Rehabilitation Principles and Injury Management; Applied Functional Rehabilitation; Professional Clinical Practice; Research Methods in Sport; Dissertation Project.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment will be used to provide students with feedback on their progress and will help them to learn more effectively and aid in the development of key practical skills and critical, reflective thinking. Summative assessment methods will include written assessments, unseen examinations (written and practical), portfolios, placement evaluations, presentations, dissertation proposal and a dissertation thesis. A number of support mechanisms are available to aid students with assessments, these include, personal tutoring, academic support in the library and student services.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus CF23 6XD Wales

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