BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
This hands-on Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation degree has a practical focus and is ideally suited if you're interested in health, fitness, sports massage, personal training and injury treatment. It will prepare you for a career as a sport and exercise rehabilitaton.
You will be taught by tutors who have worked in the industry and develop skills such as communication, patient management, professionalism and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will complete 400 hours of voluntary work placements in a range of organisations including our on-site Sports Injury Clinic. This course is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).
64 UCAS points.
What will I learn?
- Academic Study Skills
- Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- The Fitness Practitioner
- Sports Massage
- Sports Injury Management
- Research Methods 1
- Work-Related Learning
- Clinical Assessment
- Peripheral Mobilisations and Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
- Advanced Injury Practitioner
- Applied Biomechanics
- Psychology of Injury
- Injury Treatment Modalities
- Exercise and Rehabilitation
- Professional Development
- Research Methods 2
- Work-Based Learning
- Research Methods 3
- Career Development
- Clinical Practice and Advanced Trauma
- Spinal Mobilisations
How is the course taught?
- Practical sessions
- Guest speakers and visits
- Independent research
- Case studies
How am I assessed?
You will have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications alongside your degree including First Aid, Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instruction, Level 3 in Personal Training. In your third year of study you will have the chance to complete the Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport course which means you will become BASRaT accredited.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your degree you may decide to progress onto a physiotherapy or sports therapy Masters degree. You may also wish to apply for roles including sports rehabilitator, rehabilitation therapist, personal trainer or gym instructor within a range of sport settings. A number of our graduates decide to work independently and set up their own clinics.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.
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What can I do with a qualification in Sport
- Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
- Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
- Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
- Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
- Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
- Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
- Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.
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Therapy professionals n.e.c.
- Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
- Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
- Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
- Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
- Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
- Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.
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- Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
- Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
- Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
- Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
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- Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
- Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
- Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
- Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
- Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
- Assesses the fitness levels of clients.