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Sport and Exercise Therapy

Loughborough College

UCAS Code: ST01 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

• GCSE Maths Grade C/Grade 4 or above and GCSE English Language Grade C/Grade 4 or above Or • Equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills in Numeracy and Communications Plus

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112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sports therapy

This highly practical 3 year degree course validated by Loughborough University provides students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge and practical skills required to assess, manage and treat injuries in a sport and exercise setting. The varied nature of this provides students with essential clinical skills in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants. As the course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, graduates will have the opportunity to become an accredited member of the society by demonstrating professionally recognised standards of knowledge and competence during their studies.

The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Therapy has been designed to meet the following :

• To develop comprehensive knowledge of Sport and Exercise Therapy
• To develop an analytical, critical and reflective approach to Sport and Exercise Therapy
• To promote an understanding of the multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to Sport and Exercise Therapy
• To enhance students employability and career preparation by establishing the practical skills, techniques, and methods required by Sport and Exercise Therapy practitioners
• To promote good practice as a Sport and Exercise Therapist in clinical, laboratory and field based settings
• To have an understanding of professional behaviour, knowledge of practical problems, awareness of health and safety, and duty of care towards clients
• To establish an understanding of the roles of related practitioners and regulatory organisations, including the Society of Sports Therapists

Modules

Year 1: Research & Academic Skills, Foundations of Sport & Exercise Science, Anatomy & Physiology, for Sport and Exercise Therapists, Sports Massage, Introduction to Exercise Therapy & Introduction to Sports Therapy.
Year 2: Research Methods, Strength & Conditioning, Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation, Clinical Joint Assessment and Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Modalities and Sports Trauma, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, , Sports Science for Sport and Exercise Therapists.
Year 3 - Research Project, Advanced Manual Therapy, Sport and Exercise Therapy Placement, Strength & Conditioning Training.
Optional Modules: Advanced Topics in Exercise & Health Physiology, Performance Nutrition, Advanced Topics in Physical Activity & Health Promotion, Advanced Topics in Sports Biomechanics and Performance Physiology.

Assessment methods

Assessments include a range of exams, essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
International
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough College

Department:

Sport, Leisure and Tourism

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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.

79%
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

60%
Library resources
40%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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.

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£15k

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£31k

£31k

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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