Placements will be in environments where a sport rehabilitator would be expected to find employment, for example in private clinics and sports clubs. 

Placements will be arranged for you, and these will predominantly be within the East Midlands. You may be required to undertake these either in two blocks of full-time work (five weeks each) or part-time over the full academic year.  

It may be necessary to live out away from your term-time accommodation or travel daily. We will do our best to ensure that no student does more than their fair share of travelling or living away. Some placement locations may be further afield as we have contacts with several professional sports clubs in other regions. 

For the duration of each placement, you are allocated an experienced sport rehabilitator/ exercise professional who will supervise, guide, and support you, aiming to provide the best learning environment possible. You will also receive dedicated support from a university tutor during the placement period. 

Placement locations currently include*: 

  • Notts County FC 

  • Nottingham Forest FC 

  • Mansfield Town FC 

  • Leicester Tigers Rugby Club 

  • Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club 

  • Private Sports Injury Clinics (including the Sports Injury Clinic on University Park Campus) 

  • You may also be allocated to a ‘pod’ working alongside other healthcare students. ‘Pods’ support university sports teams by undertaking pre-season and concussion screening with players and providing pitch-side emergency care, and management of injuries throughout the season. 


Our Clinical Placements team organises all placements.

Your placements

*Please note: these locations may change. In order to undertake a placement, you will need to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University and meet any requirements specified by the placement host. There is no guarantee that you will be able to undertake a placement as part of your course.