This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and will prepare you for a rewarding career in an exciting and emerging profession.
The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. You will develop the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sports participation, as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or referral.
All learning is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience. The motivated teaching staff are well connected to the sports industry, with experience of working as professional sports therapists and within elite sports settings. The university has a strong reputation for the sporting achievements of its students and alumni; as a member of this dynamic community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies.
- Manual Therapy for the Spine - mobilisations and soft tissue techniques
- Manual Therapy - mobilisations and soft tissue techniques for peripheral joints
- Advanced Skills in Sports Therapy - includes hydrotherapy, screening and pre-habilitation, travelling with teams and case study analysis
- Sports Therapy 1 - examination and assessment of peripheral joints, anatomy and injuries.
The course is assessed through a range of methods, such as practical exams, portfolios, literature reviews and presentations. All sports therapy modules include a practical assessment.
- At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a sports science, sport and exercise science or related discipline
- EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent
- For those without the prerequisite sports science degree we offer a bridging sport and exercise module. For more information please contact us
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Sports therapists work at elite, semi-professional and amateur levels either in team sports or with individual athletes. They also work within the sports injury clinic environment.
Associated professional accreditations
The Society of Sports Therapists
Be eligible to join the Society of Sports Therapists
Our Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Society of Sports Therapists, the body responsible for regulation of this emerging profession, as well as providing practitioners with professional recognition.
Taught by experienced Professionals
You will be taught by experienced sports therapists who have worked - and continue to work - in elite sporting environments. This is a highly practical course and all learning will be placed in the context of working as a professional sports therapist.
Bridging module available for career entrants
A bridging module is available for students coming from a non-sports science discipline, who want to become sports therapists. Speak to us to find out more about this and how you can enter this exciting profession.