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Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    C630

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time
    4 years with Foundation

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £12,900 Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


This BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning course is aimed at students who are committed to working with the public, athletes and populations of all ages to support improvements in the public’s health and wellbeing. You will apply both academic and practical skills to assess, treat and rehabilitate people from injury and illness and develop injury prevention strategies.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 15/10/2020

Highlights


Course Content


  • Our academic staff are enthusiastic, experienced and are actively involved in research in their specialist areas. This practical-based programme will equip students with the hands-on skills needed while our active blended learning approach will engage and support students both during and outside of the taught sessions. Further to this our careers and employability, and business and entrepreneurialism modules ensures that you are well-prepared for employment upon graduating.

    This degree is built upon the core competencies required and set by BASRaT which includes modules that develop your knowledge and skill in musculoskeletal injuries, athlete screening and injury prevention, manual therapies and strength and conditioning, as well as the underpinning sports-science disciplines modules such as physiology, anatomy, nutrition, psychological management of athletes and a research dissertation.

    In addition to developing your own business and entrepreneurialism skills you will complete a minimum of 400 hours of work-based learning during your studies to enable you to apply your knowledge in real-world settings and gain the valuable experiences needed for future employment.

      • Module code: SPO1003
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of pertinent areas of physiology. Recent years have seen a rapid rise in the application of scientific principles to sport performance and within this module links are made between these aspects and exercise performance.
      • Module code: SPO1034
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide a strong understanding of the epidemielogy aetiology and presentation of a range of musculoskeletal conditions common to athletic and non-athletic populations. This module will develop a sound theoretical understanding of common injuries illnesses and diseases to the musculoskeletal system inclusive of the psychological impacts of these conditions which will form the foundations to support the development of the practical skills necessary to assess a range of musculoskeletal injuries illness and disease.
      • Module code: SPO1035
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to develop students understanding of how to conduct athlete screening processes analyse their outcomes and develop knowledge of strategies employed for the prevention of sports injuries. Students will also develop an evidenced-based understanding of the strengths and limitations of the procedures used.
      • Module code: SPO1036
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is provide students with a range of psychomotor (hands-on practical) skills that can be used by a sports rehabilitator in addressing and preventing neuromusculoskeletal conditions and dysfunctions. Student will also acquire a theoretical understanding of the mechanism indicators for use and contra-indications of each form of manual therapy to ensure they can justify their inclusion in an individual?s management and understand their application within the scope of practice of a sports rehabilitator
      • Module code: SPO1037
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is provide a comprehensive level of antomical understanding pertinent to a healthcare practitioner. The module will cover traditional and contemporary models of anatomy of the musculo-skeletal neurological and arthrological systems of the human body. The module will also provide the skills to palpate and distinguish between key musculoskeletal structures and landmarks commonly associated with sports injuries musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. The knowledge base and skills acquired in this module will provide a strong foundation of knowledge that will be applied across the other modules within the programme.
      • Module code: SPO1039
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to give students the essential academic and employability skills in order to improve their capabilities and excel at university and then onto their chosen career.
      • Module code: SPO2018
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of a variety of research designs methods and research skills within a subject-based context. It equips the student with a framework in which to conceptualise quantitative and qualitative traditions and applications. The emphasis will be upon understanding and experiencing the research process and developing critical skills necessary to collect analyse and present data.
      • Module code: SPO2020
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is provide an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the role and application of the assessment of sport and exercise specific fitness components. It will further explore the complex issues surrounding overall design and monitoring of individual?s training programmes in the context of sports performance or special populations. It will also provide the student with the necessary theoretical knowledge and understanding of the different methods of training and how this information may be applied to enhance specific performance or life style characteristics. Finally the module will introduce the student to the associated adaptation developed during training.
      • Module code: SPO2040
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is provide an understanding of the aetiology and presentation of a range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions effecting or originating from the spine and trunk. This module will develop the students ability to assess the spinal region perform manual therapy and exercise techniques manage spinal conditions and understand the theoretical concepts and principles of pain.
      • Module code: SPO2041
        Status: Compulsory
        This module will enable students to gain experience working within a programme relevant environment and to make an effective contribution to the operation of the host organisation. This module will also help prepare students for small business start up by developing entrepreneurship business development and management skills through the application of vocationally relevant knowledge
      • Module code: SPO2042
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is provide students with a skills set for managing a range of client conditions. The module will provide students with evidence based knowledge of how to apply methods for different forms of conditions and different phases of injury; when to apply methods; contradindications for use and make informed decision around their scope of practice. This module will also develop student?s ability to develop and monitor the effectiveness of individualised rehabilitation plans and will allow students to be able to plan adapt and monitor physical activity programmes to improve health and well-being.
      • Module code: SPO2055
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with the technical and digital skills to develop short and long term injury and rehabilitation programmes. The module will also develop students practical skills in exercise prescription strength and conditioning and functional training for athletes.
      • Module code: SPO3040
        Status: Compulsory
        This module will provide students with theoretical and practical training and knowledge in the immediate management of an injured athlete. The module will also provide an insight into specific issues associated with a range of sports.Students will acquire a knowledge of the anatomy and mechanisms that result in sports injuries an appreciation of which injuries the student can safely assess within their scope of practice and a competency to justify and arrange appropriate measures to ensure the extrication and transfer of an injured athlete to hospital or appropriate further care where necessary.
      • Module code: SPO3041
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is broaden students understanding of core principles and practices of exercise conditioning and injury rehabilitation to a range of specific population groups. The module will develop the skills to adapt these practices and the reasoning for this.
      • Module code: SPO3042
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to build on knowledge and understanding from the experiences gained at level 5. Students will put into practice the skills and knowledge they have acquired in real life work based environments and reflect upon their development and readiness to meet the demands of their specific areas of sport and exercise employment.
      • Module code: SPO3050
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide an understanding of current issues pertinent to a professions working within the sport injury and rehabilitation sector. This module will cover topical matters including nutrition and its impact on associated health related conditions and it?s role in the recovery from injury; the use of ergogenic aids and drugs in sport including the role of sport injury professionals in anti-doping processes; understanding professional practice the role of the professional body scope of practice and the referral processes relevant to a sport rehabilitator / scientist. The module will also discuss emerging technologies and their impact on the profession of a sport rehabilitator / scientist
      • Module code: SPO4001
        Status: Compulsory
        The dissertation provides an opportunity for sport students to apply knowledge concepts and research techniques to a question or problem in sport exercise or physical activity. The dissertation builds and expands on students' prior knowledge of research acquired at levels four and five. It aims to foster the development of expertise in methodology and skills in the planning conducting and writing up of research reports. This form of independent experiential learning will require students to ask logical questions to diagnose and define problems generate and implement solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of their action-outcomes. It therefore develops in the students the ability to work independently and to reflect on the subject-specific research process.
  • Will I have access to specialist sports facilities on campus?

    Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there also are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied a sports coaching, physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level or BTEC level 3 diploma. Relevant industry vocational qualifications would be considered where applicable.

    You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on admission in order to go out on work placement, which is a mandatory part of the course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

    Additional costs

    • The British Associate of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers Student membership is £45 for 36 months.
    • The England Rugby Pre Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (ICIS) Level 2 (up to £300).
    • Uniform requirements are tracksuit bottoms and Polo t-shirt (costs will vary; approx. £30-50).
    • Travel to work placement (will vary depending on distance, mode of travel, and frequency of attendance).
    • You will need to cover costs associated with producing a poster for the final year conference.
    • Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

    Additional costs

    • The British Associate of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers Student membership is £45 for 36 months.
    • The England Rugby Pre Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (ICIS) Level 2 (up to £300).
    • Uniform requirements are tracksuit bottoms and Polo t-shirt (costs will vary; approx. £30-50).
    • Travel to work placement (ill vary depending on distance, mode of travel, and frequency of attendance).
    • You will need to cover costs associated with producing a poster for the final year conference.
    • Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

  • Sport rehabilitators are practitioners who work alongside and complement other sports and healthcare professionals. Subject to accreditation approval students will also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and benefit from the professional industry insight they provide.

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Careers and Employability


This course provides you with the skills necessary to secure employment in a range of sectors including sport rehabilitation, sport therapy, soft tissue therapy, sports teaching, and strength and conditioning in both sports and private practice settings. Graduate sports rehabilitators can also pursue careers within specialist military medical and rehabilitation centres.

You will develop excellent communication and analytical skills which will give you a great advantage when looking for employment. You also have the opportunity to continue your academic study, and have the option to progress onto our postgraduate programmes.