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MSc Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation School of Health and Emergency Professions


Key strengths of our course:

The course has been endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and has been mapped to the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP). We also have close links with England Athletics, professional football, rugby, and cricket clubs and a number of other sports including elite swimming, cycling and dance. In addition, the University’s £15million Sports Village provides outstanding facilities and has been selected as a training camp for the 2012 Olympics. This all means that you will have the opportunity to explore a range of sports and professional opportunities.

• excellent facilities including human performance laboratories, the Sports Village and research laboratories

The course includes a significant level of work-based learning and gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. You are encouraged throughout each module to tailor the learning outcomes in a way that it benefits your current experience and serves your individual service development needs. All modules are supported by current knowledge and research evidence which is then applied to practice.

• opportunity to share ideas with other sport, exercise and health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in advancement of health care • flexible study options based on a modular structure • interprofessional learning • teaching by experienced staff and visiting external specialists

• opportunities to contribute to the evidence base through research opportunities

Is this the right course for me? The course is suitable for health, sport and exercise professionals including physiotherapists, sports therapists, sport and exercise rehabilitators, osteopaths and chiropractors or equivalent clinicians who are interested in advancing their existing skills or acquiring new ones. It is designed to meet your needs whether you are in full or part-time employment.

What makes our course unique?

This exciting and innovative interdisciplinary MSc course provides flexible, advanced professional training in the field of sport and exercise rehabilitation. It is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your knowledge and skills as a professional and develop your career so that you can practice effectively at the cutting edge of the discipline within an interprofessional working environment.


The MSc Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation course is modular and most modules can be studied as stand alone CPD courses. If you want to collect credits towards an award see below the different types of awards and credit requirements: • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits • Master’s degree – 180 credits To complete a Master’s degree for this course you need to collect the following credits: • Research modules – 60 credits • Core modules – minimum 30 credits • Optional interprofessional modules – maximum 90 credits

Research Research dissertation (45) Research methods (15)

Interprofessional Preparing for postgraduate success distance learning (15) Functional rehabilitation (30) Imaging for trauma (15) Imaging for non-trauma (15) Developing and managing people (15) Facilitation of education in practice (15) Weight management (15)

Musculoskeletal injection therapy (15) Foundation acupuncture (30) Pain management (15) Leading and developing services (15) Contemporary issues in health promotion (15) Physical activity and metabolic health (15) Physical activity and public health

Core Advancing professional practice in sport, performance and exercise rehabilitation (15) Applied strength and conditioning (30) Advanced injury prevention and management (30) Neuromusculoskeletal assessment and triage in sport, performance and physically active populations (15) Independent evaluation of professional practice (15) Note: the numbers in brackets show the credit value for each course

Where will I study? The courses take place at College Lane campus in Hatfield, just 25-minutes away from central London by train. Luton airport and Stansted airport are just 40 minutes away.

Course structure

Course structure


Entry requirements Applicants should have a recognised qualification in physiotherapy, osteopathy, sport and exercise rehabilitation or have a recognised qualification as a health clinician with at least one year’s post-qualification experience (post internship). If you do not possess a relevant university degree you must provide evidence of appropriate continued professional development and a commitment towards personal and professional development. Applicants should also possess membership of recognised professional body such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Society of Sports Therapists, British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Athletic Trainers (BASRAT), British Association of Sport Therapists, British Association of Osteopaths (BOA), Health Professions Council (HPC) upon application. If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate English Language proficiency of IELTS at Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component) or TOEFL internet-based test 100, or paper-based test 600.

Study Options Full time – 16 months Part time – 6 years

Fees Please visit our website go.herts.ac.uk/fees

How to apply If you would like to apply to the Master’s degree you need to complete a University application form which can be found on go.herts.ac.uk/apply. You can also apply for a single module if you are not sure you want to study for a Master’s degree on go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth.

Enquiries For further enquiries about the course and how to apply contact Dr Jane Simmonds at j.1.simmonds@herts.ac.uk For more information about the School of Health and Emergency Professions visit go.herts.ac.uk/hep

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MSc Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation