Staff Profiles: Kirsty Hopgood

Kirsty Hopgood

Staff Profile: Kirsty Hopgood
Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Kirsty Hopgood

Kirsty Hopgood

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

As a passionate and dedicated sports therapist I thrive in an environment where I can educate and develop future sports therapists.

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I graduated from the University of Chichester in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy. Since then I have gained clinical and pitch-side first aid experience in a variety of sports.

I enjoy working from grass-roots level to international sport, attending Olympic qualifiers and World Championships with GB Women's Ice Hockey Team and have worked with the Team Malawi Olympic and Commonwealth athletes.

I continue to maintain my practical skills, working in ice hockey at club and national level as well as in a private practice delivering a sports therapy service to a variety of athletes.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy University of Chichester 2010
PGCAP Academic Practice University of Gloucestershire 2014

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the society of Sports Therapists

Teaching and research


Teaching areas include pitchside first aid, sports massage, sports rehabilitation, electrotheraputic modalities for sports injuries, and supervising clinical practice.