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London Metropolitan University

Sports and Dance Therapy (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: CW66

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You will be required to have English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

32

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time day | 2021

Subject

Sports therapy

**Why study this course?**

Our Sports and Dance Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course offers an alternative route into an undergraduate degree if you don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year course.

This course has a built-in preparatory year (Year 0) designed to equip you with the confidence and necessary study skills to begin study at undergraduate level. On graduation you’ll receive the same award and title as students on the standard three-year course.t.

**More about this course**

Our bachelor's degree in sports and dance therapy will equip you for a professional career in roles treating athletic and dance injuries. This programme is unique among other sports therapy courses in the UK as it focuses on issues that are unique to dance.

The built-in foundation year will provide the basis for your undergraduate study by teaching you key transferable skills in time management, writing, critical analysis and scientific research. You’ll also get introduced to the fundamental methods used by scientists, including basic mathematics concepts, analysing scientific data, laboratory techniques and presenting findings in graphs and written form.

The foundation year will be shared with students from other foundation year degrees in the School of Human Sciences, which will prove the perfect opportunity to learn about other scientific disciplines and gain different perspectives on the topics you study.

Following your foundation year, you’ll study the same modules and attend the same classes as students on the three-year year course. To find out more about the subsequent three years of your study, visit our Sports and Dance Therapy BSc (Hons) course page. If at the end of your foundation year you’d like to change your specialism there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

During your time at the University you’ll be able to seek academic and pastoral support from your tutors and non-academic staff. This can be in the form of one-to-one meetings, accessing resources from our student services or attending one of our academic skills workshops. There will also be opportunities to improve your job application and interview skills through accessing resources offered by our careers service team.

Modules

Year 0 modules include:

Scientific Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Nutrition and Sports Science

Year 1 modules include:

Foundations of Sports Therapy
Human Anatomy and Biomechanics
Human Physiology and Training Principles
Sports Research Skills

Year 2 modules include:

Sports and Dance Physiology
Sports and Dance Rehabilitation
Peripheral Manual Therapy
Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy
Sports Science Research Methods
Biomechanics of Human Movement and Dance Technique

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Sports Therapy
Business Developments in Health Sciences
Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation
Sports & Dance Therapy Work Placement
Advanced Biomechanics
Clinical Exercise Physiology

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, written exams, oral assessments, practical assessments and a final dissertation.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
med
Sports therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sports therapy

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Sports therapy

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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
73%
high
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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