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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED1201 Supporting the Injured Athlete

10 creditsClass Size: 16

Module manager: Tim Jarrett

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications


This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This is an opportunity to explore the principles of rehabilitation along with the key skills and attributes required to operate as a supporting specialist to performance sport. This module will cover the foundation of supporting and rehabilitating the injured athlete.A key component of the module is to experience practical techniques used for rehabilitation and practice in producing a plan for rehabilitation of an injured athlete. The module also provides a great insight into the practice of working as a strength and conditioning coach alongside a physiotherapist within performance sport support service. Designated a Special Skills module, this is open to students on all degree programmes. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


On completion of this module, students:
- will have developed a foundational understanding of sports injuries and their treatment;
- will have had the opportunity to learn the basics of evidence-based practice when supporting an athlete through the rehabilitation process;
- will have gained an understanding of the role played by strength and conditioning coaches, supported by physiotherapists when working with an injured athlete.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse a range of different sports injuries and their associated diagnostic tests;
2. Display a knowledge of acute and sub-acute treatment techniques for a range of sports injuries;
3. Describe evidence-based treatment plans for an injured athlete and evaluate their efficacy;
4. Identify and analyse different techniques used to restore fitness following an injury and apply them to a rehabilitating athlete;
5. Apply evidence-based practice through the construction of a training plan, to facilitate the return to play process for an injured athlete.


- Identifying sports injuries and diagnostic tests;
- Developing knowledge of acute and sub-acute treatments of sport injuries;
- Using evidence to prescribe treatments for sport injuries;
- Understanding and assessing functional movement;
- Restoring mobility, stability and function to an injured athlete;
- Creating an evidence-based training plan to enable return to play.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours37.00
Private study hours50.00
Total Contact hours13.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Research for lectures & practical’s (Directed reading towards specific injuries, anatomy and treatment methods) (35 hrs);
Planning & research for case study assignment (24 hrs);
Planning & research for training plan assignment (20 hrs).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Throughout online and in-person delivery the session lead will plan activities and challenges that present formative feedback opportunities. These will include strategies such as;
- Online formative quizzes, discussion boards and journals
- Practical session with peer and teacher feedback
- Conditioned situations aimed at testing students against the skill demands of practical environments.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayCase Study (1,000 words)40.00
In-course AssessmentTraining Plan (1,000 words)60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 06/07/2021 10:21:12


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