Mr Nick Bent MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Year 1 Tutor

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Nick is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. He is Year 1 Tutor for the BSc Physiotherapy programme.


  • MSc Sports Medicine 2001
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 1998
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 1998


Nick Bent qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 1998 and achieved an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2001.  

Between 1998 and 2003, he worked as a physiotherapist at NHS hospitals in Walsall, Tamworth and Nottingham, as well as Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion football clubs. His clinical caseload was made up of musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on rehabilitation of lower limb sports injuries, particularly those of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Nick took up a post as Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham in 2003 and moved to the University of Birmingham in late 2005. 


Nick’s areas of teaching include functional human anatomy, the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injury, and sports and exercise medicine. He contributes to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate musculoskeletal modules and is Module Leader for the Physiotherapy in Sport and Physical Activity and Exercise modules on the BSc Physiotherapy Programme, and the Therapeutic Rehabilitation module on the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) Programme.

Teaching Programmes

Postgraduate supervision

Nick is interested in supervising research projects in the following areas:

  • The measurement properties (e.g. reliability and validity) of rehabilitation outcome measures.
  • Outcomes assessment in ACL rehabilitation.
  • ACL injury and rehabilitation.
  • Sports and exercise medicine.
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.


Nick's current research is focused on the evaluation of a new outcome measure for use with ACL-injured patients - the Anteromedial Reach Test (ART).