Skip to main content

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

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

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.
BU and you. A match made in Clearing.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777.

Waiting for results? Stay up to date with Clearing opportunities at BU.

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.

Watch an online presentation about the course.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

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:

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.
BU and you. A match made in Clearing.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777.

Waiting for results? Stay up to date with Clearing opportunities at BU.

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.

Accredited by:

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.

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

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. 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

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the sports therapy sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course.

Course changes