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Sport Rehabilitation MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Aimed at graduates of related subjects, our MSc Sport Rehabilitation offers BASRaT accredited training in orthopaedic sports medicine diagnostics, injury prevention, and recovery. This course offers an exciting array of placement opportunities, trauma management training, master classes and voluntary experience, all delivered by our expert team who will support you to achieve Graduate Sports Rehabilitator status.

Course Details

Designed to help you get to the top in the field of injury rehabilitation and prevention, our British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) accredited Master’s degree in Sport Rehabilitation focuses on clinical diagnostics, patient management, and the comprehensive rehabilitation of musculoskeletal issues.

Based in Bolton One, the University of Bolton’s specially designed sports and health teaching and research centre, this practically-focused course covers injury diagnostics, specialised early and late stage rehabilitation, trauma management and movement analysis. Practical laboratory and clinical work are essential elements of the course, and we host two commercially-active facilities on campus to support this - our Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic and our Athlete Development Centre. We also work with an extensive network of partners, offering external professional placements with professional sports teams, private clinics, and orthopaedic departments.

Course Highlights:

  • Graduates of this Sport Rehabilitation Master’s degree will be eligible to join BASRaT, and subsequently use the title of Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR).
  • You’ll be expected to gain a minimum 400 hours of professional experience before joining BASRaT, giving valuable, hands-on, real-life experience of clinical practice under the mentorship of experienced clinical supervisors. Our extensive network of industry contacts and partners means we can offer a wide variety of placements in sports teams, private clinics, and the Ministry of Defence.
  • We offer an integrated level two Immediate Care in Sport trauma course, endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), which helps to prepare you for your professional placement module.
  • You’ll have opportunities to engage with research that influences the Sport Rehabilitation profession and enhances your evidence-based practice.

Career Opportunities

With people’s increased awareness of exercise and the need to prevent and manage injury, there’s a growing demand for practitioners specialising in healthcare for the physically active. As a graduate, you’ll understand how to conduct research and apply your findings to the real world. You’ll also have knowledge of a range of topics, including injury prevention and recovery, injury diagnostics, specialised early and late stage rehabilitation, manual therapies, trauma management and movement analysis.

This course develops your subject knowledge and understanding, as well as your cognitive skills such as critical reasoning and analysis, application of sport rehabilitation principles to case scenarios, and how to appropriately interpret research findings.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge required to become an autonomous healthcare practitioner, specialising in fitness, exercise-based rehabilitation and musculoskeletal management.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

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Performance, Training, and Special Populations
Clinical Treatment Skills
Physical Literacy, Rehabilitation & Preventative Exercise
Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment and Management
Professional Practice
Masters Project
Anatomy and Physiology
Scientific Enquiry and Data Analysis

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses are set per module and usually charged per module. Please contact the university for more accurate fees at the time of admission.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses are set per module and usually charged per module. Please contact the university for more accurate fees at the time of admission.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Typically, you’ll have successfully completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy, sports therapy, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, strength and conditioning, or physical education). Preferably, you’ll also have relevant vocational experience, or be in the process of obtaining some.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more

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