MSc Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation Programme Information For students commencing 2010-2011

Programme Director – Clare Gibson gibsoncl@smuc.ac.uk
School of Human Sciences

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ac.MSc Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation Summary The Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Programme can lead to the award of: Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) Masters Degree (180 credits) The programme sits in the School of Human Sciences here at St. Mary’s University College.smuc. Undergraduate or Short Courses please go to www. Coaching Science and Sport Psychology are in developmental stages. Nutrition and Physical Activity MSc/PG Diploma in Sport Performance MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Other programmes in Strength and Conditioning. For online programme details and details of other Postgraduate. The School of Human Sciences has established expertise and resources in running undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.uk The School of Human Sciences currently offers the following programmes: Foundation Degrees Foundation in Sport Health and Fitness Undergraduate Degrees Human Biology Health and Exercise Health Nutrition and Exercise Nutrition Sport Health & Exercise Science Sport Rehabilitation Sport Science Postgraduate Degrees MSc/PG Diploma in Health. Other Courses 2 .

assessment and management of sports related injuries. Sport Rehabilitation. These include individuals with first degrees in Physiotherapy. A part time Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) normally takes two years of study and should not exceed eight consecutive semesters. BACKGROUND INFORMATION The MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation aims to build on the long established strengths of the School and offers a specialist programme in the field of Sports Injury management. Osteopathy. A part time Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) normally takes one year of study and should not exceed six consecutive semesters. It is important to consider study time within work/ life schedules when considering your mode of study. There is particular interest in the rehabilitation components of injury and fitness which may not be covered to any significant depth in undergraduate training for many healthcare professionals. Chiropractic. Initial Rationale for Programme There is currently a high clinical demand for specialisation and further education within the field of prevention. in NHS and private sector musculoskeletal fields as well as those wishing to pursue careers in this field.CPD / Short Courses Length of Study The overall duration of study for a full time Masters Programme (180 credits) from initial registration to completion of the programme is one calendar year. 3 . A part time Masters Programme (180 credits) normally takes two years and should not exceed five consecutive calendar years. This demand comes from a diverse group of clinicians currently working in the field of amateur and professional sport / health. Please discuss with the Programme Director Lesley Haig for further guidance. and Medicine. Sport Therapy.

Entry Qualifications To qualify for admission and access to all modules leading to an MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation students will normally be expected to have an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or a good Lower Second Class Degree and preferably a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in one of the following disciplines:Physiotherapy Medicine Osteopathy Sport Rehabilitation Sport Therapy Chiropractic In addition applications will also be considered for selected elements of the programme from students with a first degree in one of the following:Nursing Nutrition Physiology Psychology Sports Science Podiatry Complementary Therapy A system for the Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is in place College wide. We have strong links with the Armed Forces. Initial assessment is made by the Programme Director.ac.uk/news/news310.ac. both in terms of location (West London) and facilities.htm The English Institute of Sport Endurance Base is housed at the University as well as having close links with elite sporting individuals and teams who are frequent visitors to use the training and clinical facilities.smuc.uk/News/index. University College staff are highly active in consultancy and all contributing to this programme are clinically active within their respective disciplines. The college has a strong sporting reputation (see links for latest event http://www.htm) and has been confirmed as a pre-Olympic Training Camp for 2012 – see http://www. appropriate 4 .St Mary’s University College is ideally situated to provide such a Programme.smuc. professional clubs and large multidisciplinary clinics which have been developed over several years and provide excellent Internship placement opportunities.

A certificate of attendance will be provided. In addition the credits gained can contribute to an M-level award (up to 5 years in order to complete the MSc award).certification is requested from the former institution(s) and a formal finding is sought from the College’s Credit Transfer and Exemption Committee. Modules 5 . It would be recommended generally that students take the assessment component due to the high levels of learning experienced in undertaking this. Modules as CPD Stand-alone Units All modules except the Internship option SRM30 can be taken as standalone units of study. The fee for audited modules is 50% that for the full credit-bearing modules. Bone and Connective Tissue) Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation: students must accumulate 180 M level credits which must include module SRM01 (Current Concepts in Physiology – Muscle. the same regulations regarding core modules exist (see page 5). Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation: students must accumulate 120 M level credits which must include module SRM01(Current Concepts in Physiology – Muscle. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME Post Graduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation: students must accumulate 60 M level credits which must include module SRM01 (Current Concepts in Physiology – Muscle. As well as providing an excellent CPD opportunity this can provide a taster for a M-level award and the credits can be ‘banked’ towards this working towards a full MSc award where this is the intention. If students do progress on to PC Cert/PGDip/MSc. Bone and Connective Tissue). We are in the process of updating the application forms for modules in this mode. Bone and Connective Tissue). References are not required when applying for stand-alone modules as CPD. Please use the current application in the interim. Modules taken as CPD can be studied either on an attendance-only basis (called ‘auditing’ ) or include the assessment component (where on passing full credits would be gained). SRM02 (Research Methods) and SRM20 (Dissertation).

The Credit value of each module is 15 M (Masters) level credits with the exception of the Dissertation which is 45 M level credits and the Internship module which is 30 M level credits. Bone and Connective Tissue).990.With the exception of the dissertation and internship modules all other modules will normally run for fifteen weeks (including examinations). or programme fees or £8. It is becoming clear via student feedback that although not designated formally as pre-requisites at this stage. An installment scheme is available to facilitate payment – please contact the Student Finance department on 020 8240 4035. 6 . All remaining modules have been designated optional to cater for individual student learning requirements. It is proposed that all students following an award study core module SRM01 (Current Concepts in Physiology – Muscle. The PG Diploma and Masters students will also need to complete SRM02 (Research Methods) and SRM20 (Dissertation). Overseas fees will be £742 per 15 credits. Fees Modules cost £397. It is an important feature of this proposal that students are allowed freedom of choice based on their selected professional scope.775 for the entire programme in full or part-time mode.91 per 15 credits – equivalent to £4. there is a suggested ordering of modules throughout the programme which may be useful to consider when planning your programme. preference and responsibility.

SRM30 – Internship – Semester 1 / 2 Portfolio (40%) 2000 word essay (50%) 2 hour written examination (50%) 15 SRM07 – Advanced Rehabilitation . Bone & Connective Tissue SRM02 – Research Methods & Statistics 2 hour written examination (50%). 20 minute presentation (50%) 45 1500 word Analytical Report (35%) and 2500 word Proposal (65%) SRM20 – Dissertation Semester 1/2 5000 word literature review (40%). 30 minute practical examination (50%) SPM09 – 4000 word 15 NPM05 3000 word Advanced case study Exercise essay (60%) Sports (100%) psychology 20 minute Nutrition presentation (40%) SRM09 – 4000 word 15 SRM05 – 2000 word Lab Strength and case study Applied Report Conditioning (100%) Biomechanics – (50%) of Athletes Systems for 2 hour Assessing Written Human examination Performance (50%) 7 1 hour viva voce (60%). 5000 word report (60%) Optional Modules Structure and Assessment Map 15 SRM03 – Movement Impairment and Dysfunction SRM04 – Principles of Management of Sports Injuries 2000 word essay (50%) 30 minute practical examination (50%) 15 SRM06 – Therapeutic Intervention 30 minute practical (50%) 2000 word essay (50%) 15 15 15 30 2 hour written examination (50%).Core Modules 15 15 SRM01 – Current Concepts in Physiology – Muscle.

September to December 8 .00 13.00 15.00 MSc Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation Starting September 20th 2010 Semester 1 Modules Available .00 12.00 16.00 Mondays SRM02 Research Methods (15) SRM01 Physiology (15) Wednesdays Fridays SRM03 – Movement Impairment and Dysfunction SPM09 Advanced Sports Nutrition (15) SRM07 – Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques (15) 11.Time 9.00 10.00 14.

00 10.00 14.00 SRM01 Physiology – 15 Credits SRM02 Research Methods – 15 credits SRM20 – Dissertation – 45 credits 9 .00 16.00 13.00 SRM04 – PMSI (15) NPM05 – Exercise Psychology (15) SRM09 – Strength and Conditioning for Athletes (15) Additional Modules not listed in plan: SRM20 Dissertation –45 credits SRM30 Internship – 30 credits For the MSc route the following are compulsory: 15.Semester 2 Modules Available – February to May Time Mondays 9.00 SRM06 Therapeutic Intervention (15) Wednesdays Fridays SRM05 – Applied Biomechanics (15) 11.00 12.

The compulsory modules are worth a total of 75 credits An additional 105 credits must be taken to gain the MSc which is 180 credits in total If you wish to take the Internship option. you would need to choose another 7 taught optional modules @15 credits each Module Outline Summaries The MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation programme has the following module content: 10 . this would mean you choosing 5 taught optional modules @15 credits each OR without the Internship option.

Movement Impairment and Dysfunction Students undertaking this module are expected to have studied basic analysis of movement at undergraduate level. This module aims to provide students with a more detailed understanding of the stages and processes involved in preparing a research project and the tools necessary for interpretation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. function and adaptations of muscle. pathophysiology and possible acute and longer term management of specific regional injuries commonly seen in sport. 11 . SRM04 . body segments and the body as a whole.Research Methods and Statistics Students undertaking this module are expected to have studied basic research methods at undergraduate level. The inter-relationship between body segments will be explored and the effect of abnormal posture and pattern of movements on injury. Bone and Connective Tissue Students undertaking this module are expected to have studied structure and function of muscle. bone and connective tissues in health and disease.CORE MODULES SRM01 –Current Concepts in Physiology – Muscle. This module aims to provide students a more detailed knowledge and understanding of the structure. It will explore investigative and diagnostic methods and treatment options including surgical interventions. to plan design and conduct an original and high quality research study independently and communicate the findings to others. This module aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge analysis of normal motion of joints. SRM02 . neurological and vascular structures of the relevant regions studied in this module. SRM20 – Dissertation To provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills. This module aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the pathomechanics. OPTIONAL MODULES SRM03 . bone and connective tissue at undergraduate level. investigated.Principles of Management of Sports Injuries Students undertaking this module are expected to have studied the structure and function of the musculoskeletal.

This module aims to provide students a more detailed knowledge. understanding and practical expertise in the design and implementation of fitness training for team and individual sports. tendons. This module aims to provide students a more detailed knowledge. The importance of diet and assessment in health and disease throughout the life cycle and within different population groups will be developed.Therapeutic Intervention Students undertaking this module are expected to have a basic understanding of clinical assessment of musculoskeletal injuries. SRM07 . ligaments. SRM09 – Strength and Conditioning of Athletes Students undertaking this module are expected to have an understanding of fitness training and assessment concepts from undergraduate study. SRM06 . Students will be taught handling skills to carry out a variety of assessment and treatment procedures and encouraged to develop critical thought processes in selecting the most appropriate procedure. 12 . fascia and nerves).SRM05 . SPM09 – Applied Sports Nutrition (Currently Validated on the MSc Applied Sport Science) The primary aim of this module is for the student to develop an understanding of the nutritional issues relevant to the scientist. the health industry and the general public. This module has high levels of clinical application. This module aims to provide students with a more detailed understanding of principles and underlying theory behind musculoskeletal assessment and treatment procedures with particular reference to the soft tissues surrounding a joint (muscle.Applied Biomechanics – Systems for assessing Human Performance Students undertaking this module are expected to have a basic understanding of biomechanical principles normally studied at undergraduate level. understanding and practical expertise in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury and conditions. the dietician.Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques Students undertaking this module are expected to have an understanding of rehabilitation and stability concepts and a clear understanding of current rehabilitation principles from undergraduate study. This module aims to provide students with a more detailed understanding of principles and systems used to assess biomechanical and neurophysiological aspects of human performance including underpinning theory.

This allows exposure to specialist clinical environments that relate to the specific pathway they have followed as well as developing and justifying their clinical reasoning skills. a sound understanding and an integrated view of psychological issues pertaining to exercise and physical activity behaviour. Concomitant with this will be the development of their analytical and critical abilities with reference to scientific literature and information. 13 .Exercise Psychology (Currently validated in the MSc Applied Sport Science) The primary aim of this module is to provide students with current knowledge. OPTIONAL WORK PLACEMENT SRM30 – Internship To provide students with the opportunity to put theory into practice under the supervision of a suitably qualified practitioner.NPM05 .