Qualifying as a sports therapist enables you to provide advice and treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries - to empower people of all athletic levels to achieve optimal potential and performance.
128 - 144 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A - levels or equivalent including 40 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
Placement experience throughout the course means you will gain relevant experience in real sports therapy settings from observation of clinicians to managing a caseload
This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists meaning that on successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for membership with them
We have strong links with sports injury clinics, sports clubs and some of the biggest names in the sports industry to inform our teaching and provide placement opportunities
Blending theoretical and practical elements – you´ll learn how to assess and manage sports injuries, and provide specialist advice and treatments like sport and remedial massage and musculoskeletal interventions
Lecturers are from a broad range of sporting and sports therapy backgrounds which is fed back into our teaching
Get involved in our variety of sporting clubs and teams at BU.
Foundations of Sports Therapy
Exercise Prescription in Sports Therapy
Assessment of Sports Injuries 1
Early Career Professionalism
Soft-Tissue and Therapeutic Modalities
Assessment of Sports Injuries 2
Manual Therapy 1 – Peripheral Joints
Rehabilitation in Sports Therapy
Optional placement year
You´ll have the option to complete a 30-week work placement (minimum) during the course, working in a professional environment. The placement provides you with an opportunity to enhance your personal development and future employability.
Manual Therapy – The Spine
Innovation in Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy Practice
Service Improvement Project
There are a variety of career options for students once you’ve graduated from this course. These include:
Working in a sports therapy clinic, either by setting up your own practice or working for others
Working with all levels of sports teams for both injury prevention and injury rehabilitation
Researching musculoskeletal function and performance in relation to sports injuries and sports therapy
Working in the health and fitness industry.
You will also develop transferable skills such as time management, managing data, project management, enhanced communication skills and critical thinking skills.
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