AFTER undergoing hip-resurfacing surgery in January, Andy Murray is back on court for this year’s Wimbledon Championship, a real credit to his will power and the power of sports rehabilitation.

Following surgery, Murray underwent extensive rehabilitation treatment to get him back to tennis fitness. As he stepped on court for the last few days, after two years of absence from the Championship, both Murray and the team behind his steadfast recovery celebrate their achievements.

With a BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation degree from the University of Cumbria, you could be on the front line of helping people get their lives and careers back on track. Whether it is the recreational runner, or an elite professional athlete, recovery without expert rehabilitation is all but impossible.

Whether you see yourself working in the NHS, in private sports injury and rehabilitation clinics, with a professional club, or health and fitness centres, a recognised qualification can help you build a varied and fulfilling career. And the University of Cumbria will help you gain and develop all the knowledge and skills you need to become a fully trained sports rehabilitator and member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRat).

Katie Walker-Small, Senior Lecturer in Sport, Medical and Sports Sciences at the University of Cumbria, says: “Sport rehabilitation is a rewarding profession, helping to support people physically, psychologically and emotionally through all stages of rehabilitation ranging from post-surgical through to advanced late stage functional rehabilitation and return to play. In practical terms, seeing someone who thought their football career might be over after an injury score the winning goal in a cup final having overcome and recovered from their injury with your help, it’s quite amazing.”

This has been a summer of many exciting sporting events, including the Women’s World Football Cup; the Cricket World Cup; the Tour de France; and the Golf Open – with a lot more to come. At some time in their careers, every one of those competitors will have the need for sport rehabilitation.

The course at the University of Cumbria is designed so you gain high-quality, profession-specific training to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat sports and physical activity-related injuries. And, with academic theory backed up with hands-on practice in our multi-million- pound sports complex, rehabilitation gyms and dedicated sports laboratories, we’ll teach you all you need to secure employment in this dynamic profession.

Undergraduate Open Day takes place on August 17, so why not come along and see for yourself how you can not only make a difference to the lives of many people, but have a rewarding career as well?

If you want to find out more about our sport rehabilitation courses you can also visit our website or call our Enquiry Centre, on 0845 606 1144, to talk to a dedicated member of our team.

We will get you there.