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MSc Sport Rehabilitation

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiotherapy Sports Studies

Course type


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.


This module will develop your application of knowledge and critical understanding of research design, methods, and analysis in Strength and Conditioning. A range of advanced research techniques will be considered to prepare you for your Major Project module. You will critically understand the nature of scientific enquiry and the process of critical and rigorous research design. You will work with data analysis software packages, such as PASW (SPSS), to improve your understanding of the role of statistics in research. This module also serves to develop professional and academic skills including: academic writing style, information retrieval and research, systematic research critique and avoiding academic, research and professional misconduct.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

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 has a long history of providing high-quality education in the northwest of England. Founded in 1825, today it offers students a contemporary campus just a short distance from the town centre. Home to 11,000 students, the University of Bolton is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021). Postgraduate study is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding advancement,...more

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