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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

  • UCAS Code:
    846W
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Qualifying and practising as a Sports Therapist will enable you to provide advice and treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Upon graduation you'll be able to empower sports men, women and children to achieve optimal potential and performance.

The course is split between theoretical and practical elements, and you'll learn how to provide advice and treatment to manage the individual needs of a person within their sporting environment.This may involve designing and carrying out injury prevention programmes, providing immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, clinical, training and competitive environments. There will be opportunities to assess and manage sports injuries by providing specialist advice and treatments like  sport and remedial massage and musculoskeletal interventions as part of  a rehabilitation programmes.

This course at Bournemouth University is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists who will provide insurance for 250 hours of practice. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for membership with them.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3 years Full-time, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement

Accreditations:

The Society of Sports Therapists

Required subjects:

Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science, Health Science

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 128 - 136 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A - levels or equivalent including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

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. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

Qualifying and practicing as a Sports Therapist will enable you to provide advice and treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Upon graduation you’ll be able to empower sports men, women and children to achieve optimal potential and performance.

The course is split between theoretical and practical elements, and you’ll learn how to provide advice and treatment to manage the individual needs of a person within their sporting environment. This may involve designing and carrying out injury prevention programmes, providing immediate care of injuries and basic life support in recreational, clinical, training and competitive environments.

There will be opportunities to assess and manage sports injuries by providing specialist advice and treatments like sport and remedial massage and musculoskeletal interventions as part of  rehabilitation programmes.

This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists who will provide insurance for 250 hours of practice. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for membership with them.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 527 kb)

Placements

Engagement with placements will develop from observation to managing a caseload over the three/four year course. You’ll be supported throughout this time to enable you to apply theory in practice.

Your application

For Sports Therapy, we are looking for applicants who are:

  • Experienced in health, fitness, sports and/or rehabilitation settings
  • Motivated, committed and enthusiastic about being involved in Sports Therapy
  • Able to demonstrate a  clear understanding of the Sports Therapy profession and can demonstrate the skills and qualities relevant to the profession
  • Able to demonstrate that they have a career plan and are thinking of future employment  opportunities. 

Entry requirements

Careers

Within six months of completing their studying Sport & Exercise Science related courses, 91% of our students are working or studying.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our pages on funding support for healthcare courses.

Our fees and funding section also includes information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice in the sports therapy sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

You can find out more about some of the staff that are currently teaching on the course and their research activities below. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes