Mick Dwyer

Mick Dwyer Lecturer in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

I have been a Lecturer in Sports Therapy within a number of educational settings since 2006, having qualified with a degree in Sports & Exercise Science with History from the University of Liverpool and a BSc in Sports Therapy from the, then named, University of Luton. Since gaining a PGCE, and MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, I have developed a keen interest in the Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training and its beneficial adaptation to athlete recovery through rehabilitation. I became a full-time Lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in 2018. I love teaching, delivering practical manual therapy sessions; and the community morale; which I strive to develop with my students to achieve high levels of engagement across the course. I find a creative and innovative approach to teaching is the most beneficial way of motivating and driving my students to achieve highly in a very competitive industry.

Other References


  • BA History & Sports Science - University of Liverpool
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy - University of Luton
  • PGCE University of Greenwich
  • Post Graduate Diploma Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine - University of South Wales

Teaching Expertise

  • University of Greenwich/London Leisure College Programme Leader Sports Therapy
  • Course Manager BSc Sports Therapy University of Northampton
  • Manual therapy modules, Rehabilitation, Peripheral & Vertebral Mobilisations, Injury Assessment and Management modalities.

Research Interests

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Pitch side Trauma Care
  • Epidemiological reporting for Injuries in Rugby Union


  • BFR training Meta-Analysis.
  • Longitudinal epidemiological study of sports injuries to semi-professional rugby union players

External Roles

  • Expert Practitioner Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Validation Leeds St. Trinity University
  • Head of Science & Medicine Ampthill & District RUFC
  • Head Sports Therapist East Midlands RFU Senior squad

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1234 123456
E: michael.dwyer@beds.ac.uk


School of Sport Science and Physical Activity
Faculty of Education, English and Sport
Bedford campus
Polhill Avenue
MK41 9EA