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Sports Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-A,B,B

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths and English are required. We will consider equivalent qualifications.

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

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UCAS Tariff

104-128

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 104 - 128. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sports therapy

Interested in a career as a Sports Therapist? Whether you’re preventing injuries, or rehabilitating patients, our Sports Therapy degree is the foundation for an outstanding career in Sports Therapy. Studying at Buckinghamshire New University means you can make a positive impact on the mental health, wellbeing and performance of those around you, at all levels.

This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists so you can expect your lecturers to have extensive industry experience and to have the chance for excellent placement opportunities.

**Why study this subject?**
Working in Sports Therapy, you’ll be concerned with preventing injury and rehabilitating patients back to peak fitness. You’ll learn to be a confident and effective professional who is able to provide first class care to a range of sport, exercise and recreational participants.

You could find yourself working with individual athletes and teams as part of a big organisation or running your own private practice – whatever you choose, this course will prepare you to succeed in your future career.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
In today’s world, work experience is essential, and you can gain the opportunity to undertake high quality placements via our preferred providers, as well as in our Sports & Wellbeing Clinic under the supervision of our staff.

At BNU, we have strong links with sports organisations like the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey (home to several governing bodies of sport) and Stoke Mandeville Hospital (the birthplace of the Paralympics). We also have close relationships with Wycombe Wanderers FC, Norwich City FC, and Reading Ladies Football Club.

Following graduation, you’ll be eligible for a professional registration with The Society of Sports Therapists, which will help boost your profile to new clients and employers.

**What facilities can I use**
As part of your studies, you’ll use The Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre, a professional facility for our sport courses and it contains industry standard equipment which is a part of your degree.

The Sports and Wellbeing Clinic is a real working clinic within the University and puts you directly in your workplace from day one. Much of your time can be spent here learning first-hand in a real professional setting.

**What will I study?**
Throughout this sports therapy course you will be given the chance to demonstrate competence in the field of sports therapy through the application of theory to practice. Integral to the teaching content is honing you into a sports therapist using information our lecturers have gained in their professional careers.

This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in the areas of sports medicine and sports therapy. You’ll learn how to diagnose injured athletes and treat them effectively. You’ll also explore the biomechanics of human movement, physiology and functional anatomy.

In your final year, you’ll work closely with your personal tutor to dive more deeply into an area you’re passionate about to deliver your final dissertation project. This course has been designed to combine therapy and business skills to give you the confidence and entrepreneurship you’ll need to start a small business.

**What are my career prospects?**
With our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree, you’ll be qualified to work as a sports therapist for professional teams, clubs and private clinics. You’ll be able to pursue a career in exercise management and rehabilitation, or as a physiotherapy assistant.

Studying a course accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists also enables access to the additional training you’ll need to work in professional football and rugby.

Alternatively, you may choose to further your studies at postgraduate level in an area like sports medicine, sports science and physiotherapy. BNU graduates might be interested in our postgraduate courses such as MSc Sports Performance or MSc Physiotherapy.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Human and Social 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.

78%
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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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

69%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

Sport and exercise 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.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
57%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Information technology technicians

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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