Personal statement

Personal statements will be assessed against the application criteria please ensure you have read the course details  before completing your application. 

Your statement is your opportunity to show us your passion, enthusiasm, and your personality.  

Here's what we want to see in your personal statement: 

  • Your interest in sport rehabilitation: tell us why you are interested in pursuing sport rehabilitation as a career. Take time to learn about some of the big conversations happening in healthcare. We like to see that you are engaging in the world of health care and sport rehabilitation. 

  • Understanding the role: demonstrate your comprehension of the specialist responsibilities and the fulfilling aspects of working in sport rehabilitation. 

  • Transferable skills: highlight transferable skills gained from work experience, volunteering, or hobbies. These can include care environments or non-clinical interactions (for example, working in a shop/café, volunteering, or school leadership positions). 

  • Work experience: explain how your past work experiences have equipped you with the necessary skills to progress into sport rehabilitation. 

More information on writing your personal statement


Work experience

We recommend that you undertake as much work experience as possible.  A sport rehabilitation environment, such as coaching or sport is preferred and desirable. Work experience should give you a feel for the personal and professional attributes necessary for your chosen career, highlighting the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills required. 

Any experience in the below settings will strengthen your application: 

  • professional sports clubs and teams 

  • health and well-being sector 

  • leisure industry 

  • private practice 

  • sports clinics 


Receiving an offer

All offers for Sport Rehabilitation BSc are subject to: 

  • Achieving the academic and non-academic offer requirements 

  • Occupational health clearance 

  • Enhanced clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 

In accordance with the University's policy relating to equal opportunities, there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and religious belief.  

As part of your course, you will undertake supervised clinical practice placements. 

Find out more about your placements