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Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

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 an alumni 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 additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

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

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

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • 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

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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 Course code Fee (UK)
Fee per module
Fee (international)
Fee per module
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester Variable* Variable*
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester Variable* Variable*

*The fee for this course and study option will vary depending on which modules are taken during each year of study. View our current fees

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Careers

As a Sports Therapy graduate, you’ll find a variety of exciting career paths awaiting you. Picture yourself at the forefront of sports injury clinics, employing your expertise in multidisciplinary environments. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the pulse of sports teams, guiding athletes towards peak performance. Your journey could also lead you to become an exercise therapist, shaping wellness regimes that foster vitality.

For those with a passion for education, opportunities abound in further education teaching and lecturing, where you can impart your wisdom to the next generation. Beyond that, delve into the world of research, contributing to the ever-evolving field of sports therapy. Your career possibilities are as diverse as your skill set, promising a thrilling professional journey.

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.

Sports Therapy students provide baseline testing for Sports Related Concussion (SRC)

Athletes involved in contact BUCS sports will receive baseline testing on SRC carried out by UoG’s student Sports Therapists across the 2023-24 season.

Alongside Sports Therapy’s matchday provision with BUCS, this is another great step in ensuring student wellbeing is at the forefront of any return to play or study decisions.

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.

Placements

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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