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NESCOT

Sports Therapy

UCAS Code: C600

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Pass with 60 credits

UCAS Tariff

80

Including Sports/Science based subjects. Plus 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Science.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy at Nescot College is a two-year course, following the guidelines of the Society of Sports Therapists to address the sport and fitness industry’s demand for professional treatment and rehabilitation of injured participants.

Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

Modules

Year 1:
Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition
Sports Massage and Advanced Remedial Techniques
Corrective Exercise

Year 2:
Clinical Assessment
Treatment Modalities and Rehabilitation
Client Psychology and Pathology
Clinical Research Practice

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed using a variety of methods which include case studies, presentations, practical assessments and exams. The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

Students are encouraged to be ‘active’ and ‘involved’ in their learning so practical activities are especially important in helping students embed and contextualise theory. The teaching team engage in circular learning to allow students to re-visit and retain important knowledge, as well as apply new clinical assessments and practices to existing knowledge. The significance of the role of Information Learning Technology (ILT) is recognised and practiced in teaching and learning practices, as well as assessment. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on formative assessment to support and develop students’ knowledge and skills related to sports therapy, prior to module summative assessments.

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Course location:

NESCOT

Department:

Sports, Leisure and Tourism

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