Sports Injury Rehabilitation opportunity with Sale Sharks and University of Salford

By May.23, 2019

University of Salford MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation

The University of Salford and Sale Sharks are looking to offer an exciting opportunity to a chartered physiotherapist or sports rehabilitator.

We are looking for dynamic a self-motivated physiotherapist or sports rehabilitator, striving for clinical excellence that is interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full-time MSc combined with a placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The Masters programme in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at University of Salford is ideally focused towards practitioners who wish to deliver within the high-performance sports environment. The course will commence in September 2019 and be complete by September 2020. Sale Sharks and the University will provide a fee waiver for the MSc course fees.

Placement Experience: Sale Sharks RUFC

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be placed alongside the Sale Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team based at the Carrington training ground, Sale Manchester. The placement will offer the opportunity for the candidate to observe and be part of the Sale Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team. The Candidate will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the high-performance sports environment. The placement will involve the following activities:

  • Participation in projects and assignments within the Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team.
  • Applied sports injury rehabilitation experience within the high-performance training and competition environment through targeted learning and reflective practice.

MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

This is a practice based programme, allowing the participant to develop advanced theoretical knowledge, practical and clinical reasoning skills in sports injury rehabilitation. You’ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous programme graduates successfully publishing their research in peer reviewed journals. 

In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Management, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.

Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement: You will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific principles and theories of athletic screening and a clear understanding of the science behind performance measurement and appropriate interpretation of those measurements and learn to apply them in a real world context. You will gain research experience carrying out a systematic and structured group/individual project. This will further develop your critical evaluation and research skills in relation to your own professional practice and includes dissemination of research and good practice.

Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury: You will develop an understanding of the biology of tissue loading and how this significantly influences exercise rehabilitation. Through a series of keynote lectures and online material you will gain greater insight into assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, specifically aiming to improve management of acute injury, overuse injury and post-operative management of typical musculoskeletal injuries. This course also covers integration of other non-exercise treatment modalities into the exercise rehabilitation programme for patients. This will include ‘real life’ practical application, in relation to optimising patient management in specific sports.

Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area aligned to the project needs of Sale Sharks. This is a substantial, independent, research project.     

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week (Wednesday) during university semesters

Entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have:

  • A BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation, normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree.
  • Evidence of satisfactory current DBS.
  • Evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Application procedure:

Send cover letter including a personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington at the following email

Deadline for applications:

12 noon Monday 1st July 2019


If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Monday 15th July 2019 at the University of Salford. 

Further information contact:

Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation, by email:

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