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Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy

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In this honours degree, students will become skilled in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity. 

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AIT - BSc (Hons) in Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy

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AL841 - Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy
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AL841 - Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy
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Merit in C20139 or 5N1833 or LC Maths at OC3
Distinctions in three modules

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As a graduate from this programme, you may expect to find rewarding careers in the areas of sports injury clinics, employment with amateur and professional sports clubs and teams, employment with national governing bodies of sports associations, and in health and fitness centres.  You could also be self-employed as a sports therapist and rehabilitator. Other areas of activity include preventing, treating and the rehabilitation of injuries in sport and physical activity arenas.

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