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Sports Therapy

Entry requirements


104-112 UCAS points at A2 including Biology, PE or Sports/Exercise Sciences

104 - 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences

104 - 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D-D*D*

Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

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

D*D-D*D*

Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

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

DMM

Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

104 - 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences

104 - 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences

T Level

M

preferably in Biology or PE or Science

UCAS Tariff

104-112

Biology, PE or Sports/Exercise Science required

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Sports therapy

**Course overview**
- For any athlete, injuries happen. Be the one they turn to, with the specialist knowledge and skills to manage their rehabilitation and drive their recovery to peak performance.

- This degree programme offers the opportunity to learn both the theory of sport therapy and the hands-on skills of making it happen. It’s your chance to get to grips with the expertise vital for caring, managing and rehabilitating sportspeople – whether professional and amateur – back to full fitness.

- You’ll learn how to assist athletes with comprehensive injury assessments and sports-specific rehabilitation programmes, involving exercise, soft tissue mobilisations and manual therapy. As such, you’ll cover areas of physiology, psychology, pathology and exercise rehabilitation. Hone your skills on placement with Premier League or Championship football clubs, National Rugby or Super League Rugby Clubs, or in a range of other sports and clinical environments.

- There’s a real emphasis on manual therapy, massage and sports specific exercise as key therapeutic approaches – skills you can’t always develop in the classroom. So you’ll find a big practical element to your studies. You’ll not only work in our own sporting facilities, but also experience clinical practice in live, real-world environments – with a huge range of placements, including professional and amateur sports clubs.

**Why study with us**
- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sports Therapy is ranked 12th in the UK with 95% of students satisfied with learning opportunities (National Student Survey 2020)

- Our Sports Science courses are ranked 13th out of 78 institutions in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2021.

- This is the first Sports Therapy course in the country to offer students financial support towards the cost of travelling to their placements.

Modules

Year 1: Anatomy, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice1, Fundamentals of Movement and Exercise, Physiology and Pathology for Sports Therapists, Foundations in Sports Therapy, Management, Treatment and Referral in Sports Injuries

Year 2: Soft Tissue Therapy and Practice, Screening Techniques for Sports Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy for Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation of Sports Injury, Functional Anatomy and Pathology in Assessment, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2 (e-learning option part time)

Optional Sandwich Year.

Year 3: Compulsory Modules; Sports Therapy and Clinical Practice, Management of Sports Injuries in Specific Populations, Complete Management of an Injured Athlete, Applied Strength and Conditioning for Sports Therapists. Optional Module from a choice of: Dissertation
Or Research Project. With one of the following:- Skills for Leadership and Business, Advances in Fitness Training, Industry Based Experience

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Sport and Health 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.

85%
high
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

76%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Health associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational 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.

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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£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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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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