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BSc single honours Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation 2020/21

Year of entry

*Subject to validation

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation offers a blend of theory and practice as you explore the sport and health-related issues which can impact sport performance.

Through studying the fundamental aspects of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, alongside undertaking extensive practical work, students will develop key clinical skills to ensure they are prepared for the emerging opportunities in this field.

This programme will develop the key academic and practical knowledge graduates will require to enter this contemporary and emerging field of work where the graduate opportunities are extensive.

You will be joining a successful School with a longstanding reputation for delivering sport-related courses in Kent.  As well as being able to utilise the existing provisions as part of the sport-related offer at Christ Church, from 2020 students will benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories in a new multi-million pound facility currently being built on campus. The new facility will also house the newly established Kent and Medway Medical School. 

The course will provide extensive practical experience to complement detailed academic knowledge.  Initially students will explore functional anatomy and physiology, followed by concepts applied to issues aligned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury, and complications with disease.  Placement work will allow for students to provide real service to the community, and ensure that graduates are suitably skilled for work in this field. 

Year 1

Orientation

A first semester module supporting your academic studies to ensure you learn, develop and reflect to optimise your time and fully engage with your studies in the School.

Physiology

Physiology will explore fundamentals of human movement, including muscle contraction, metabolism and cardiovascular function.

Anatomy

Anatomy will be subdivided into upper and lower body compartments.  Key regions will be identified and movement explored.

Clinical skills

This module will begin the translation of academic knowledge into a clinical skillset for the workplace. 

Health, injury and disease

Real case data will provide the backdrop to some of the more complicated problems in a health related setting.  

Year 2

Research methods

Key aspects of exploring and undertaking research are aligned with therapy and rehabilitation on this module.

Biomechanics

On this module you will study the analysis of human movement during sport, exercise and rehabilitation.

Spinal anatomy

This module will focus on spinal anatomy, and will provide students with extensive detail associated with issues that arise from spinal dysfunction.

Prevention and management

The exercise practitioner engages extensively on the prevention and management of injury.  You will study the scientific basis underpinning both concepts from the practitioner’s perspective.

Examination and assessment of injury

Both theoretical and practical skills will converge on the processes and practices of assessment of injury.  The behaviour and skills required will be explored in this key role of patient care.

Year 3

Dissertation

Students will undertake an individual research project in their final year.  The process will involve the student and tutor identifying an original research idea, aligned with key interests and potential employment outcomes.

Health Psychology

This module investigates a number of the psychological factors that are associated with the adoption of and adherence to active lifestyles. Specific attention is paid to the cognitive and affective consequences of participation in exercise programmes, and the impact of these on health and wellbeing.

Ex Referral

The student will investigate the role of exercise in the prevention, treatment and/or management of selected health conditions in primary and secondary disease populations. Students will evaluate the efficacy of exercise as an alternative or supplementary prescription to traditional medical intervention and develop knowledge and understanding of the interaction of disease states and a more universal approach to treatment.

Sport trauma

Key cases will be reviewed from a practitioner perspective outlining immediate issues with detection and assessment, and the acute and chronic treatment strategies for the patient.

Clinical practice and work placement

All students will undertake a work placement module ensuring key knowledge, skills, and behaviours are reviewed in preparation for the workplace.

For the roles below, higher study can be undertaken at MSc, MRes or PhD.

  • Sport Rehabilitator/ therapist in both sport and clinical settings
  • Strength and conditioning /Fitness and wellbeing advisory work
  • Health screening/ prevention roles (e.g. fall prevention, pre obesity/diabetic populations)

Fees

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Course specific costs

CategoryDescription
Clothing / Kit

Corporate (badged by programme) sports kit purchase is recommended. Price list by garment is sent to students via online induction webpage normally in July prior to the start of your course.    

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of real and virtual lectures, seminars, practical sessions, labs, workshops and tutorials. You will typically have around 10-14 contact hours per week. Your actual contact hours depend on the option modules you select.
Seminars and tutorials in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and other sessions. In addition, you will meet with your personal academic tutor on a regular basis.
As a Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Scientist you will have access to specific resources including state of the art laboratories housing  ‘gold standard’ equipment; including  eye tracker technology, brain imaging equipment (EEG), reaction timers, gas analysis systems, cardiac screening equipment, 3D imaging, isokinetic and balance dynamometry, sprint timing systems and other sport/exercise related equipment (treadmills and weights, for example). All teaching is supported by online study skills material.
There are many opportunities within the programme to focus study on areas of interest and study topics that are aligned with career ambition.  All students will have a ‘consultancy’ and ‘research’ informed experience. Students will engage in activity aligned to the University consultancy unit ‘SportsLab’ that provides scientific services for sports people.
There are opportunities for paid employment for undergraduate students working for SportsLab when undertaking their studies. The staff are nationally and internationally recognised for their research, and you will have the opportunity to conduct a final year project (dissertation) which will based on a topic area of your choice utilising support from the academic, technical and professional services staff.
All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2020.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study.  Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for workshops, seminars, coursework and examinations.
Each module tutors will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before and/or after class to support your learning and development. Your allocated personal academic tutor will help you review your performance, and support your independent learning.
During the final year of study the, research project (dissertation), will be an independent research programme where you will work under the supervision of a member of the academic staff who you will meet regularly.

Overall workload

Your overall workload typically consists of 10-14 contact hours per week. You will undertake 15-20 hours independent learning and assessment related activity.  During each semester you will normally study three modules, so each module will have a 10-12 hour commitment per week.

Academic input

The programme team consists of highly qualified academics, supported by a specialist professional services and highly skilled technical team. They have a range of expertise and experience across the breadth of disciplines studied on this programme.
It is a University requirement that all academic staff have, or are working towards obtaining teaching qualifications, the staff in this field are 100% compliant with this regulation. The majority of staff hold the highest academic qualification (doctorate), with a small number of staff working towards achieving this standard. Staff are research-active, and many of the Sport and Exercise Science team are at the forefront of their research fields in the UK and beyond, and have substantial experience in delivering research led and research informed teaching. You can find out more about the current teaching team on our Sport and Exercise Sciences Staff webpage. You should note that members of the teaching team might change.
The Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate cohort, and these students sometimes assist in teaching some module content in their areas of expertise, and assist with peer learning. However, the vast majority of delivery is undertaken by an experienced academic team.

Assessment

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Practical sessions will also allow students to receive feedback on their engagement and progress throughout the programme.
There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations, presentations, practical treatment sessions and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Feedback

You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
We will provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in of your assessments.

The laboratories and practical spaces of ‘Building 2’ (the new and unnamed building to house specialist laboratory facilities) will provide much of the specialist facilities for the STRS cohort.

Students will be exposed to key industry developments, external speakers and experts from the therapy and rehab field.

UK/EU

Full-time study

Apply via UCAS

Part-time study

Apply directly to us

International

Full-time study

Need some help?

UK

For advice on completing your application please contact the Course Enquiry Team:

Email: courses@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1227 928000 (0)1227 928000

EU/International

Contact our International Team

Fact file

UCAS course code

  • B103 Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 3 years full-time

Starts

  • September 2020

Entry requirements

Location

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