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Coventry University

Sport and Exercise Therapy

UCAS Code: BC96

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


to include Biology or Physical Education. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit of which 15 must be in Biology or Sport Science related units. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Mathematics and two Sciences.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


to include 5 points in Biology at Higher level.

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


in a Biological or Sport Science based subject. Excludes Health and Social Care.

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About this course

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Course option


Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021


Sports therapy

This challenging and rewarding course provides a pathway to a range of career opportunities within the sporting and non-sporting sectors. Coventry University gives you the opportunity to work with a range of clients of all ages and abilities. Whilst on the course you could be working with anyone from transplantees at the World Games to international Rugby players and others. This course has been developed in conjunction with the Society of Sports Therapists and currently holds accredited status. As such, you will be provided with student membership of the society throughout the course, including malpractice insurance during your final stage of study (no additional fees apply). Successful completion of the course will ensure you are an independent practitioner as a Graduate Sports and Exercise Therapist. You will work alongside our expert research-active staff who will mentor and guide your professional development. The interactive nature of the course means that you will develop a close professional relationship with the course team that can continue following the completion of your studies. Our cutting-edge facilities including; anti-gravity treadmill, modern strength and conditioning facilities, dedicated therapy teaching rooms, and dedicated treatment rooms, complement our contemporary therapy clinic. You will also work alongside Sports Scientists as part of an interdisciplinary team in our new Sports Science Laboratories. As well as your mandatory final-year placement as part of the Clinical Practice module, you will have the opportunity to apply for a national or international sandwich year placement to enhance your skills and experience.

Please note that mandatory placements are arranged by the University and are included as part of your course, however you may incur additional travel costs associated with such placement. Other optional placement opportunities may however be subject to additional costs, application processes, and availability and/or meeting applicable visa requirements.

**Key Course Benefits**
* The course team are active Sports and Exercise Therapy practitioners and members of the SST and other professional bodies.

* Excellent staff links with sporting organisations, events, local sports teams and clinics which have previously provided employment opportunities for our graduates, while many of our staff are actively involved in research within the Faculty Research Centre.

* Opportunity to work in The Sports Therapy Clinic on campus, which has full access to a fitness suite housing an AlterG and Cybex equipment alongside a substantial free weight section.

* Assessments to obtain industry related qualifications, such as first aid certificate enabling you to undertake first responder work experience with our sports teams.

* The course has been mapped to the educational standards and competencies specified by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST)


Your main study themes are:

* Throughout the course, you will develop your knowledge of a range of injuries and movement dysfunctions, planning appropriate programs and protocols to meet the aims of the client.

* In order to achieve this, you will explore factors relating to injuries and dysfunction determining what we can reduce and control vs uncontrollable factors.

* Recognise and reduce injury risk through understanding functional movement patterns and the implication of central and peripheral movement dysfunction.

* Through the design of treatment and management protocols, you will evidence and demonstrate appropriate treatment methods and exercise prescription to benefit clients both on site as well as their rehabilitation/maintenance work.

* While on the course, you will have the opportunity to develop your therapy skills while delivering treatments in a fully functional Sports Therapy Clinic. Through the clinic, you meet a range of cliental enabling you to develop professional practice and appropriate treatment techniques in a clinic environment.

* The theme of continual professional development (CPD) runs throughout the course, enabling you to uphold the standards of professional practice and understanding the need for continuing your education.

* Through research, you will gain an understanding of the significance of critiquing current literature, designing and carrying out an undergraduate research project with the aim of writing an article for publication.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Please be aware that some optional modules may require a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

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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.

Sports therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

Staff make the subject interesting
Staff are good at explaining things
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
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

Library resources
IT resources
Course specific equipment and facilities
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?

UK students
International students
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2:1 or above
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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

Top job areas of graduates

Health associate professionals
Sports and fitness occupations
Public services and other associate professionals

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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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.







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