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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Course Overview

This was the world’s first Sports Therapy degree and was developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists. You’ll learn to recognise, treat and rehabilitate athletes with injuries or dysfunction. Our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to members of the public for consultation and treatment, gives you hands-on experience to complement the scientific learning.


This course, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), will help you gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to go on to a career in sports therapy. You’ll learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate athletes with sports injuries or dysfunction, and will gain a broad scientific background. Your first year will provide a solid foundation of general subjects underpinning sports therapy and sport and exercise science, including; anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, research and the application of sports principles. In-depth studies of sports injuries, manual therapy techniques, applied sports biomechanics, and physiology are the focus of the second year of the programme. By the third year, you’ll see that emphasis is placed on advanced and applied aspects of treating and managing sports injuries. Students will be using facilities provided within the University’s Science Centre, which includes state-of-the-art physiology laboratories, therapy treatment rooms, and an expansive sports hall.
Year 1
Year 2
  • Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Peripheral Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Rehabilitation: Early and Intermediate (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Rehabilitation: Late and Pre-Discharge (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement (option, 15 credits)
  • Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (option, 15 credits)
Year 3
  • Business Developments in Sport (core, 15 credits)
  • Electrotherapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Spinal Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Sports Therapy Work Placement (core, 30 credits)
  • Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits)
  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (option, 15 credits)
    Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (option, 15 credits)

Entry Requirements

a minimum of 104 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent) Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

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