Sports Therapy (MSc)

Sports Therapy


Taught by professionals, for professionals

Learn from practising experts and gain the skills and experience needed to become a sports therapist.

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From classroom, to clinic, to dugout

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Julie Anne Lacroix.

"I've learned skills that I now use in my work with Aston Villa Ladies." Julie Anne Lacroix, student.

Graham Smith with students.

We are accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. Graham Smith, President, was recently a guest speaker.

Lecturer and student looking at a model of human muscles.

We can arrange trips to local medical schools and dissection labs, so you can develop your anatomical knowledge.

Professional standard

Develop your skills in our exceptional facilities, using the very latest equipment.

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Let their practice guide yours

Craig Pfeifer, Academic Course Leader, MSc Sports Therapy

Dr. Craig Pfeifer

Academic Course Leader, MSc Sports Therapy

"I have over ten years of experience working as a clinician in sports medicine in the United States. I have worked with patients across a range of sectors, including youth sport, university athletes, professional athletes, and personnel in the industrial and performing arts sectors.

Whatever your interests, you will be learning from professionals who have extensive experience with patient care. We use our expertise to guide your education and help develop your clinical knowledge and skills. You will develop foundational knowledge of evidence-based practice through review and critique of current research literature. The foundational knowledge is then integrated in to developing your practice through clinical placements."

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Course details

Sports Therapy staff and students.

Course outline

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.


The mission of the MSc Sports Therapy Course is to create a community to nurture the development of knowledge and clinical practice through a student-centered, evidence-based approach to the education of professionals. The course will develop proficient and compassionate professionals who will promote health-related outcomes in a diverse population through patient-centered care.


  • 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.

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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.

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Associated professional accreditations

The Society of Sports Therapists


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.

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Meet the Lecturer

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Entry requirements

  • 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


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £9000
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14700

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

School of Sport and Exercise

Our School of Sport and Exercise degrees are based in our new international-standard sports arena and state-of-the-art labs. You'll be challenged and supported by experienced coaches, therapists and scientists, building strong skills for employability and for lifelong learning.

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