Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Sciences
The Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Sciences team incorporates the studies of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, sports therapy and sport and exercise medicine. The team have expertise in physical activity, exercise, health promotion and lifestyle management to foster healthy living.
Occupational therapists promote health and wellbeing through occupation to enable to people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Sports Therapy is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and with rehabilitation to enable people to return to their optimum levels of sports specific fitness and function.
Sport and Exercise Medicine involves the medical or therapeutic care of injury and illness in those who wish to undertake physical activity.
We offer a BSc Occupational Therapy course and an MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) course. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as an occupational therapist.
Our Academic Team
Head of Subject
Dr James Milligan
James is Head of Subject for Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Sciences being responsible for studies relating to occupational therapy, physiotherapy, sports and exercise therapy, sports therapy and sport and exercise medicine.Read More
Work Based Learning
The pre-registration courses include integrated work-based practice placements across a variety of health and social care settings as relevant to the course. All placements are quality assured in liaison with our various stakeholders.
We have excellent facilities. Our clinical skills suite enables us to deliver the practical components of the courses in modern and purpose built environments.
The majority of academic staff have clinical backgrounds. All are Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and/or have completed such courses as the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice unless newly appointed.
The team is research active disseminating research by publication and conferences both nationally and internationally.