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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers and the Sports Therapy Organization. It gives you a clear pathway towards a career in sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, health and exercise and related fields with eligibility to become a practicing member of both organizations.

Using a problem-based learning and practical skills development approach, you will gain an advanced understanding of: assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of a range of health and sports related conditions and develop these skills through supervised clinical experience. You will explore evidence-based practice, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation combined with physiological, biomechanical and psychosocial factors, evaluating how they impact upon or are affected by health and exercise, sports injury, treatment and rehabilitation and you will apply your learning from these modules to conduct a self-initiated research project.

Student-led Clinics
You gain hands on experience in massage, injury assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation in our specialist sports clinics on campus. You work under direct supervision from our experienced clinical supervisors and gain real-life experience working with staff, students, and alumni of the University. You have the opportunity to put into practice the skills that have been taught during the academic sessions.

[Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) 2021] Teesside University Sports Therapy Clinics won the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) 2021, which recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education. The clinics form a strategic part of the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation course with students working in them across all three years of their studies.

Professional accreditation

This course is the only one of its kind in the North of England to be accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation and BASRaT.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods include assignments, critical review, presentations, portfolios and practical examinations.

These methods allow you to demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding and application of the relevant curriculum. Professional and key transferable skills are also developed through these assessments. You are required to undertake appropriate research, using the skills developed in the core modules and this provides the impetus for the development of your project proposal. The sport and exercise research project module gives you the opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate standard of research and enquiry into a specialist area, selected by you, displaying an original and/or compelling study or review of that area.

Career opportunities

Typically, graduates are employed as sports therapists and sports rehabilitators. However, you are also well prepared for employment in related areas including the health and fitness industry, sport development, research and sport science support.


You will acquire, disseminate, and critically analyse the knowledge and skills requisite to the management of musculoskeletal conditions including massage, peripheral and spinal injury problems and injuries. The evidence and clinical use of soft tissue massage and treatment techniques, peripheral and vertebral mobilisation techniques in relation to the mechanisms and pathophysiology of spinal injuries and problems will be explored through online lectures and group discussion and group tasks, practical elements will be explored during seminars. Treatment techniques will be developed through interactive workshops.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree in sport science or a related area. An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check may be required for certain modules or placements which involve working with children and/or adults at risk. Where an enhanced DBS check is required, applicants will cover the cost of these checks which can only be processed through the University.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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