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Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

What is Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)?

This contemporary, accredited programme, is designed to make you industry-ready, prepared to work as an innovative, evidence-based, graduate sports therapist.

Led by our Sports Sciences team this programme delivers a full set of competencies, allowing you to examine, assess, and treat musculoskeletal injuries.

On this Society of Sports Therapy accredited course, you will learn injury prevention strategies and rehabilitation skills, to return individuals to full participation. With a focus on opportunity, employability and business entrepreneurship, the comprehensive Sports Therapy curriculum enables you to combine theory, hands-on experience, critical reflection and professional judgement, as you learn to excel in the latest techniques in Sports Therapy.

The course is underpinned by sports science disciplines, and will develop advanced skills in physiology, biomechanics and scientific research methods, throughout your studies.

You’ll join a university where sport is part of the fabric. Be it the extensive and accessible wellbeing and research facilities at the purpose-built Oxstalls campus, the range of sports scholarship packages or the huge array of clubs – sport is a huge part of life at University of Gloucestershire.

To support your Undergraduate journey, there are also fee waivers, bursaries and awards available for both UK and International students. At the end, as a University of Gloucestershire graduate, you can choose to pursue a sports-related postgraduate courses, receiving a priority offer and a 20% fees discount.

Study style

Interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, independent study and e-learning materials make up the course. You are expected to undertake around 24-28 hours of independent study per week. The course is assessed through a range of methods, such as practical assessments, coursework, presentations, case studies, laboratory work, group debates and formal exams.

Throughout your course, you will be expected to manage your time effectively through scheduled taught content and independent study, alongside your placement hours.

There is an 80% attendance policy for this course due to Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB).

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Entry requirements

    • 120 UCAS tariff points, BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS and Health Clearance check.

    • This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare. A degree with an integrated foundation year starts your studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. You will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester C606 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester C606 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • Multidisciplinary or Sports Injury Clinics
  • Sports teams
  • Exercise therapist
  • Teaching in Further Education
  • Lecturing
  • Research.

Industry links

This degree is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), this organisation is responsible for upholding the standards of Graduate Sports Therapists across the United Kingdom. You’ll benefit from student membership with eligibility for full membership on graduation.

The major roles and responsibilities of a Graduate Sports Therapist are defined by the SST as:

  • Injury prevention
  • Injury recognition and evaluation
  • Injury management, treatment, and referral
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Education and professional practice issues.

Study a highly rated course

Our Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) course scored 92% for Teaching in the National Student Survey 2021.

Learn from a multidisciplinary clinical team and sports scientists at the top of their game

Screen, assess, rehabilitate and treat professional athletes from teams including Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, West Bromwich Albion, AFC Bournemouth football clubs, and Gloucester Rugby. Treat, rehabilitate and work with semi-professional athletes from local clubs as well as Emergency responders such as Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Learn from multidisciplinary lecturers, experts in their field

Clinical experience includes working within professional rugby league, international squash, semi-professional football and rugby as well as owning successful private practice injury clinics.

Trips and experiences

We regularly arrange trips to local dissection labs, so you can develop your anatomical knowledge alongside visiting St Georges Park for an insight into the professional world of sport and the multidisciplinary team. We also have links with The Chamwell Centre, which is one of the largest hydrotherapy pools in the country to allow students to gain an understanding of how hydrotherapy can be utilised for injury, rehabilitation and for special population groups.


Work placements are core to the course, with opportunities to gain experience with national, international, amateur sports team and athletes. Work placements have included Gloucester and Worcester Rugby clubs, Oxford City, Bournemouth and Cambridge United football clubs, British American Football, Cheltenham Town FC and many more. We also offer placement ours in our internal sports injury clinics. Discover our specialist sport facilities

"The lecturers are excellent"

“I feel really supported with my future plans. I’ve already got tutorials booked to discuss what career routes I want to go down and what I can be doing in my final year, ready for when I leave.”

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