The programme explores the interrelationships between training, performance, injury and rehabilitation in sports. It seeks to develop practice that minimises injuries during training and competition and maximises rehabilitation and return to competitive performance. University based elements encompass principles that the student may apply to their personal engagement with sport whether it is at elite level or in support of community based activities. The programme is therefore, designed to give practitioners the opportunity to explore and evaluate the evidence base for their practice enabling them to develop more effective and innovative approaches within their area of interest.
Topics covered include:-
The programme is interdisciplinary and students work together exploring the contribution each discipline makes to patient care. Through this approach students will develop a better understanding of other disciplines and develop approaches to working together to provide a patient led service.
The programme forms part of our Post Graduate Framework for Health Professions, which offers a wide range of accredited short courses and modules focused around patient centred care and evidence based practice.
Full time Students complete the programme in 5 months.
Part time students may take one to three years undertaking modules at a pace to suit their busy lives.
Students are required to complete two core modules:-
The modules are studied through a variety of activities including keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, workshops, laboratory sessions, web-based learning. Self direction is encouraged from the beginning and develops throughout the modules.
The modules use:-
This Masters level programme has been developed in accordance with underlying principles currently held at the forefront of the professional and academic disciplines. Students are asked to show originality in the application of knowledge and understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through practice.
Students will all have:-
We anticipate that the programme and modules offered may be of interest to a range of health disciplines including Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Nurses, Sports Therapists, Chiropractics, Osteopaths and Medics. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.
Students who apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.
No work experience is required.
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