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Sports Therapy with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

A maximum of 3 subjects are considered A-levels or Level 3 equivalents Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Physical Education at A-level or Level 3 equivalent at Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 18 credits at Distinction which must be in Biology, Chemistry or a Health related subject If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold five GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five subjects at grade C/4 or above must include Mathematics, English language and Science. Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are not accepted. Acceptable level 2 Mathematics, English language subject:- Scottish National 5 Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - Five subjects at grade 2 or above • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 88 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Sport, Health or a Science subject related subject at Higher level

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Must be in Applied Science or Sport and Physical Activity Sport and Physical Activity must include a Merit in Unit 1:Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity and Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

88 UCAS points BTEC qualification must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades and the A-Level qualification must be Grade C or above

88 UCAS points BTEC qualification must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades and the A-Level qualification must be Grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMM

Must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Sport (2016 specification) is also acceptable but must include a Merit in 'Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology'

88 UCAS points BTEC qualification must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades and the A-Level qualification must be Grade C or above

88 UCAS points BTEC qualification must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades and the A-Level qualification must be Grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Sport (2016 specification) is also acceptable but must include a Merit in 'Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

88 UCAS points BTEC qualification must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades and the A-Level qualification must be Grade C or above

88 UCAS points BTEC qualification must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades and the A-Level qualification must be Grade C or above

Achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Must include a Sport, Health or Science subject at Higher level or above

UCAS Tariff

88

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Sports therapy

Underpinned by the latest research, our Sports Therapy with a Foundation Year BSc course is a chance for you to develop specialist skills in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

We offer the opportunity to undertake a sandwich year, where you'll take on a work placement, providing you with invaluable experience, networking and real-life hands-on learning. These placements could be national or international and could see you working with professional sports teams or private sports injury clinics. Even if you don't decide to opt for the sandwich year, work placements are an integral part of the course throughout all years. We have partnerships with Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Sports Birmingham, providing valuable placements, trips and case studies.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Sports therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biological sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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