Rehabilitation sciences

Rehabilitation sciences

Awarded by St George’s, University of London

Rehabilitation sciences have been offered within Kingston and St George’s for over 10 years. With over 250 students, 20 academic staff and a number of high profile research grants, our rehabilitation sciences courses continue to shape the health outcomes of many service users and patients throughout the United Kingdom.

We’re actively engaged in research and policy making, working with a range of professional bodies to influence rehabilitation sciences in practice. Our pioneering courses are designed in response to current healthcare initiatives, and in collaboration with health and social care service users whose experience influences teaching, learning, practice and research here.

Based at the St George’s, University of London campus at Tooting, south west London; Kingston and St George’s provides courses in pre-registration physiotherapy, occupational therapy, postgraduate rehabilitation and applied exercise for health.

These courses are currently offered through a partnership with Kingston University, the Joint Faculty of Health Social Care and Education. For students enrolling from 2022, the courses will be delivered through a structure which is the sole responsibility of St George’s, University of London, our Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education. There will be no impact on the teaching or the award of the degree. See further information.

Why choose us?

  • We are number one in London for physiotherapy and in the top five in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Long running reputation with a holistic approach to rehabilitation sciences disciplines
  • A knowledge transfer partnership with Places for People – one of the largest retailers of health and leisure centres in south west London – ensures our teaching is practice informed and relevant
  • Bridges,  one of the UK’s leading stroke self-management programmes, was developed by resident rehabilitation sciences academic – Professor Fiona Jones. The research has resulted in a spin-out social enterprise based within Kingston and St George’s
  • High quality research rating in the 2015 Research Excellence Framework for all our courses
  • Over 80 practice partner businesses from the public and private sector help shape our courses. They include NHS trusts in south west London as well as voluntary sector partners
Employment prospects
All graduates of the school obtain employment within six months of receiving their degree.
Student benefits
Our courses offer the innovative use of peer-assisted learning and students benefit in particular from the support provided by more senior students in classroom and clinical settings.
We also have a dedicated Student Support Officer to ensure student wellbeing; they are the first point of contact for students who have personal problems, need advice or are seeking information about University services.