Sports Therapy (MSc)

Womens rugby player injured on the pitch receiving treatment

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Develop specialist skills within sports science to enter a career as a Sports Therapist working with elite and non-elite athletes.

Gain the practical skills and experience needed to enter the emerging profession of sports therapy. This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and prepare you for a rewarding career working with elite and non-elite athletes.

On this practical and distinctive course you will gain the skills to work in an exciting and rewarding profession that is currently seeking recognition, regulation and protection in the same way as other allied health professions. 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. Working with teams and individuals, you will have the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sportsparticipation as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or onward referral.

All learning is acutely focused on acquiring professional skills which means 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 and committed community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies.

Study style

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.

Entry requirements

  • you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a Sport Science or Sport and Exercise Science or related discipline
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no lessthan 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent
  • for those without the prerequisite sports science degree we offer a bridging sport and exercise science module. For more information please contact us


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


Sports therapists work at elite, semiprofessional 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

Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Society of Sports Therapists


Learn from experienced sports therapists

You will be taught by experienced sports therapists who have worked or continue to work in elite sporting environments, and all learning will be placed in the context of working as a professional sports therapist.


Enter a career as Sports Therapist

Develop unique skills within sports sciences to qualify as a Sports Therapist. A bridging module is available for students from a non-sports science discipline.


Work with elite and non-elite athletes

Sports Therapy focuses on delivering the highest standards of care to elite and non-elite sportsmen/women in relation to sports injuries and performance needs. As a Sports Therapist, you will require a unique skill set which serves to prevent, diagnose and rehabilitate sports-related injuries in the clinical or sporting environment.


Prevent, diagnose and rehabilitate athletes, including:

  • Screening for injury prevention
  • Sports massage and other soft tissue manual therapies
  • Sports trauma management and pitch side first aid
  • Examination and assessment of injuries that lead to a diagnosis or onward referral
  • Treatment of the injury, including electrotherapy and manual therapy
  • Rehabilitation that returns a player to full sports participation and sports conditioning

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

+44 (0)3330 141414

The Society of Sports Therapists