Course Overview

This course has three exit points/awards:

  • PgCert Rehabilitation Studies
  • PgDip Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation
  • MSc 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.

Learning & Teaching

The course will be delivered using theoretical and practical lectures, seminars and work placements. Students will be expected to undertake a direct study to prepare for forthcoming lectures, plan seminar activities/deliveries and read relevant research literature that tutors direct them to. Independent study time will also be a requirement and includes the time when the student engages in additional problem-solving or research-based activities that are related to a given module but where the activities are not directed by the module tutor.

Students will be exposed to the latest technologies and communication mediums such as, kahoot, panopto and moodle.

As postgraduate students at Cardiff Metropolitan University, your Programme Director will be your personal tutor and will provide pastoral care and academic support. Further information will be available in your programme handbook.

Employability & Careers

As a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR) you will be an autonomous healthcare practitioner specialising in musculoskeletal management, exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness.

The course is designed to achieve BASRaT accreditation and students who complete the accredited MSc programme will be eligible to apply for registration with BASRaT, which is the professional body that oversees and regulates the practice of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers in the UK. The 400 clinical placement hours required for BASRaT membership are included in the Professional clinical practice module, and this will provide students with the opportunity to use a problem-solving approach to sports injury management in the working environment. Through exposure and immersion in the professional environment the student’s professional autonomy, accountability and evidence-based practice will be enhanced to meet the industry standards and needs.

The MSc degree in Sport Rehabilitation will lead you to career opportunities in:

• Sports injury clinics
• Health clubs
• Professional sporting clubs
• Fitness centres
• Rehabilitation units
• The military
• GP referral schemes

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be required to complete an application form (including a personal statement) and will be expected to attend an interview.

Applicants for the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation are expected to satisfy the following requirements:

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.

All applicants will be required to complete an application form (including a personal statement and transcript of undergraduate modules) and will be expected to attend an interview. Students whose first language is not English, a minimum International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 overall with no sub score lower than 5.5 is required. These requirements have been agreed by BASRAT. Further information on English Language requirements can be found at: For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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Last updated October 17, 2019
This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
13,000 GBP
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