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Gain the skills and knowledge to become a registered member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT) and work as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR).
This course will prepare you to become an autonomous healthcare practitioner specialising in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, from early-stage to late-stage rehabilitation and return to sport and occupation, in both the general population and athletes
You will also be trained to be first response practitioner working pitch-side at sporting events, and to design, prescribe and implement exercise programmes for injury prevention and performance enhancement in populations with injury, illness and disease.
Our School of Allied and Community Health within the Institute of Health and Social Care is one of the largest in the country, enabling you to study in a state-of-the-art environment within a wide and supportive network. There are also a number of opportunities available within this course, such as the chance to undertake the Level 2 Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport Course (PHICIS), accredited by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
The programme is designed to build theory and knowledge across the range of contemporary musculoskeletal and sports medicine and rehabilitation environments. Integration of knowledge and practice underpins all of the core modules, with specific specialist knowledge and skills being developed throughout the 2-year full-time course.
Successful completion of the MSc (pre-registration) Sport Rehabilitation course (Level 7 – 180 credits) as well as a minimum of 400 clinical placement hours will confer eligibility for BASRaT Registration as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator.
Graduates of this course will be able to look for roles in a range of environments including sports injury clinics; amateur, academy and professional sports clubs; health, fitness clubs and gyms; rehabilitation units; the military, NHS and private practice; sports massage; or one-to-one and group exercise instruction. Graduates of this course will also be able to pursue further studies in education, research or undertake further training in healthcare, sports or business disciplines.
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The course is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT), the UK regulator and professional body for Graduate Sport Rehabilitators (GSR), who hold an Accredited Professional Register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) in the UK.
Upon successful completion of your degree programme, you will be able to apply for Professional Membership of BASRaT subject to meeting the prerequisite eligibility criteria set by the professional body.
BASRaT provides full professional liability insurance to all Professional Members, enabling you to practice as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator and use the GSR title.
The course also incorporates the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) Level 2.
As part of the programme, you will complete 400 hours of clinical placement. The 400 hours of placement experience is in line with BASRaT requirements for accredited courses.
Applied practical placements will be sourced in a number of ways. First, London South Bank University has a broad network of educational placement providers in place including private clinics and sports clubs as well as the on-site LSBU Sport Rehabilitation which will be used to support students. Alongside this, students will be encouraged to seek individually source opportunities through personal contact.
You may be required to undertake these either in one block of full-time work (4 or 6 weeks) or part-time over the full academic year. It may be necessary to live out or travel daily. Placement sites could be up to 1.5 hours travel from a home address (or friend/family students could stay with), however, we do our best to ensure that no student does more than their fair share of travelling or living out. Placements could also operate outside normal working hours (e.g. evenings, weekends, and bank holidays).
Placement locations currently include:
Students will also have the opportunity to complete our unique Teaching/Educational Placement, within our programme.
You’ll benefit from an array of outstanding facilities, providing the perfect environments for you to practice and develop your skills. Some of the facilities you’ll have access to include:
We have a variety of skills labs which replicate real-life work environments, and provide an ideal setting for simulation learning using the latest technologies. Facilities include adult wards, physiotherapy suite, and critical skills lab.
Equipped with modern technology, the Human Performance Centre enables word class research in the fields of sport, health, physical activity and exercise science.
You'll have access to a range of sports facilities and equipment, including a fully equipped fitness suite with SMART Centre Technology, a Functional Training Zone, Free Weights Room and Sports Hall.
You can explore these facilities further, including viewing virtual tours of some of the areas, by selecting the links above.
This course takes a blended approach to learning. It provides a range of learning formats and teaching delivery styles – and allows an individual approach, providing you with some flexibility in your preferred learning style.
Interactive lectures will introduce key subject matter. Practical sessions, small group teaching and demonstrations will be used to facilitate skills development.
A range of other approaches will be incorporated into students’ learning which can include online worksheets, guided independent study, e-learning, peer group learning, and group discussions.
When it comes to assessment, we use a variety of approaches to promote different skills and abilities while reflecting the nature of the module of learning. The main rationale for choosing the assessment method is helping students in the development of a wide range of professional knowledge and skills. The types of assignments demonstrate progression of skills and abilities as students’ progress on the course. Typical assessments include written examinations, written assignments, verbal (case study) presentation, practical examination and clinical assessments.
As a Health and Social Care student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a semester throughout your course.
To qualify for admission, students will normally be expected to have achieved a 2:1 or a good 2:2 honours degree in one of the following disciplines:
In addition, applications will also be considered from students with a 2:1 or a good 2:2 degree in one of the following:
Applications will also be considered from individuals with a degree in other allied healthcare professional fields including but not limited to nursing, radiography, health promotion, health and exercise. Applicants based on relevant work experience within the industry as detailed in a personal statement will also be considered. This may include voluntary work, coaching, personal training or shadowing. All students will be considered on an individual basis.
If an applicant is shortlisted, they will be invited to complete an interview. The interview panel will might consist of LSBU staff, lecturers, service users and clinicians.
The admission and selection procedures outlined are based on the following principles:
The university operates an equal opportunities policy where there is no discrimination in view of age, gender, race, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, disability or religious beliefs.
All offers of places on the course are conditionally based on:
Applications from candidates with disabilities are considered and assessment of abilities and needs undertaken sensitively. The safety of the potential students is an important consideration.
All applicants must be 18 years or over at the commencement of the course.
English Language Requirement
Students for whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 6.5 overall or equivalent (including 7.0 in written element and a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening element) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS)
Credit Accumulation & Transfer and Accreditation of Prior Learning
Students will not be considered for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) as per the new guidelines set out by BASRaT in 2014. APL will only be considered by the programme if the student in question has completed a module on another BASRaT accredited course. Any considerations on APL will be made in conjunction with the Course Director and BASRaT directly.
The course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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These publicly available materials provide some excellent preparation for your course, giving insight into the Sport Rehabilitation profession and some key concepts for developing into a qualified healthcare professional.
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