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Sport Rehabilitation Placements

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

The course is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), who stipulate that undergraduate Sport Rehabilitators must complete at least 400 hours of supervised clinical placement during the course.

At Nottingham we expect students to complete clinical placements totalling well above the minimum 400 hours required by BASRaT. Delivery may vary and you may be required to work weekends or evenings depending on the requirements of the placement area. In addition, you will be encouraged to gain extra clinical hours working closely with the health professionals who support the University sports teams on a weekly basis. You will be issued with a passport in which to record these additional hours. 

A three week elective placement is also undertaken at the end of year three which you organise in an area you are interested in. This can be anywhere in the world as long as you are working with a sport or other healthcare professional who is accredited or recognised by a governing body in their country.

Placements will occur in years two and three. We feel that students are better prepared and more confident to undertake placements in year two, once the first year has been successfully completed, and key year two modules have commenced.

Placement locations

Placements will be arranged for you, predominantly in the East Midlands, in a variety of sport, health, occupational health and leisure settings. We do have links with professional sports clubs further afield, and there may be occasions when you will be required to live out. We will however aim to place students with family and other commitments within commuting distance of Nottingham. 

Any accommodation costs will have to be financed by the student. We will aim to ensure that a maximum of one live out placement is necessary per student over the course.

Local links

We have links with many local sports teams and sports practitioners who contribute to the BSc Physiotherapy programme, and who are keen to contribute to the new BSc Sport Rehabilitation course. These include:

  • Notts County Football Club
  • Nottingham Forest Football Club
  • Nottingham Rugby Club
  • The GB Speed Skating Physiotherapist

Support on placement

All placements will be supervised by a Sport Rehabilitator or other recognised sport or health professional. Assessment is continual and you will be visited during your placement by a tutor from the University to discuss progress.




School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559