Sports Therapy – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

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. 

Previous students have gone on to work for organisations such as Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC.

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.

As well as developing your understanding of the management of sports injuries, you’ll also gain clinical competence thanks to a combination of practical classes and work-based learning. You can gain experience in our on-site clinic, which offers treatment to members of the public, as well as through placements with our extensive network of industry contacts.

You’ll also find this network useful in progressing your career after graduation. We have strong links with a number of renowned sporting organisations and professional bodies both within London and around the world.

This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), which provides student insurance throughout your degree. On graduation, you will be eligible to become a member and purchase public liability insurance from the SST.

The first year of the course provides the opportunity to gain a First Aid at Work qualification, which enhances employability from the very beginning of the course.

Years 1 and 2 include Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) accredited content, which means you can go on to complete your REPS Level 2 and 3 qualification at a heavily subsidised rate.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits)

Human Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)

Physiological Principles of Training (core, 15 credits)

Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits)

Sports Trauma Management and Soft Tissue Therapy (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

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 modules include:

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)

Where this course can take you

On graduating, you’ll be equipped to pursue a career as a graduate sports therapist. Currently, most of  graduates work in private clinics or with sports clubs or teams either individually or as part of a multi-disciplinary medical team. Private sector employment is offered by health and fitness organisations, including those operating leisure and fitness centres. Larger private companies, schools and hotels frequently offer sports and leisure facilities „in house” and recruit sports therapists to run injury clinics. This course is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study

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