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Sports Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 at level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2 with passes in level 2 Maths and Communication units. QAA accredited course required.

UCAS Tariff

112

a minimum of 112 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Sports therapy

**Why study this course?**

This was the world’s first Sports Therapy degree and was developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists. You’ll learn to recognise, treat and rehabilitate athletes with injuries or dysfunction. Our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to members of the public for consultation and treatment, gives you hands-on experience to complement the scientific learning.

This course received a 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020.

**More about this course**

This course, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), will help you gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to go on to a career in sports therapy. You’ll learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate athletes with sports injuries or dysfunction, and will gain a broad scientific background.

As well as developing your understanding of the pathologies and management of sports injuries, you’ll also gain clinical competence thanks to a combination of practical classes and work-based learning. You can gain experience in our on-site clinic, which offers treatment to members of the public, as well as through placements with our extensive network of industry contacts.

You’ll also find this network useful in progressing your career after graduation. We have strong links with a number of renowned sporting organisations and professional bodies both within London and around the world.

Modules

Modules for this course are subject to change. For full up-to-date module details please see the course page on the university website.
Foundation year (Year 0) modules include:
Biology (core, 30 credits);
Chemistry (core, 30 credits);
Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits);
Foundation year project (sports) (core, 15 credits);
Foundations of Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Sports Trauma Management and Soft Tissue Therapy (core, 15 credits)
Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits);
Human Physiology (core, 15 credits);
Professional Studies (core, 15 credits);
Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits);
Fundamentals of Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits);
Physiological Principals of Training (core, 15 credits);
Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits);
Sports Rehabilitation: Early and Intermediate (core, 15 credits);
Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits);
Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits);
Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits);
Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits);
Sports Rehabilitation: Late and pre-discharge (core, 15 credits);
Peripheral Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits);
Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits);
Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits);
Sports Therapy Work Placement (core, 30 credits);
Spinal Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits);
Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits);
Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits);
Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits);
Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits);
Electrotherapy (core, 15 credits);
Business Development in Sport (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£15,576
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,576
per year
International
£15,576
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,576
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human 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.

84%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

79%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
38%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
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.

£18,000
med
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.

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

£24k

£24k

£23k

£23k

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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