This Programme has been designed to allow a sports therapist or a physiotherapist to continue professional and educational development by consolidating, enhancing and extending their expertise and abilities in biomechanical analysis, and applying them for clinical practice in sports therapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
A key feature of the course is its integration of the theoretical and practical components needed to work professionally in their respective clinical practice.
This course provides you with postgraduate skills in application of movement science in assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. You also learn how to design and implement custom-made, exercise-based rehabilitative programmes developed from applied knowledge of the pathomechanics of injury. Other professional skills may be practised within the modules and applied to more complex clinical scenarios, which will develop a higher level of sophistication of clinical reasoning and autonomous decision-making and problem-solving.
How you learn
You will develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the knowledge, techniques and methodologies appropriate to research and advanced scholarship in the application of movement science principles in musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation. This is achieved through attending lectures, workshops, seminars and problem-based learning in core modules. In addition, tutorials, laboratory and e-learning sessions will be directed towards enabling you to make informed contributions to the seminar and workshop discussions. Research skills will be further developed during the seminars and workshops in modules.
Thus you will target your acquired skills towards more specialist fields of enquiry. This is designed to provide a platform from which you can proceed to complete coursework for core modules and an original research project.
How you are assessed
All modules in this programme employ a variety of assessment methods to facilitate the development of key skills in this programme. These include written, practical exam, essay, critical review, presentation, assessment, portfolio, proposal, and report.
These methods allow you to demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding of the relevant issues. You will be required to undertake appropriate research, using the skills developed in the core modules and this will provide the impetus for the development of your research proposal, the research required by the assessments in your core modules and eventually your research project. The research project will give you the opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate standard of research and enquiry into a specialist area, selected by the student, displaying an original and/or compelling study or review of that area.
Successful completion of this course will give you the skills and attributes to meet the changing demands of health care, fitness industry, sport development, research, sport science support and enhance your ability to progress within your profession. It will enable you to improve current practice, seek promotion and/or develop a wider role in relation to leadership or policy positions.
* Biomechanics and Anatomy of Movement in Sport
* Hydrotherapy for Rehabilitation
* Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain
* Sport and Exercise Research Project
* Student Independent Learning
* Understanding Research in Sport and Exercise Science
Modules offered may vary.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Postgraduate funding support
From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:
* are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
* have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
* graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12)