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Sports Therapy

BSc (Hons)

Study mode Full time / Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 6
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 3 years / 5 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree is the ideal route for students who are interested with working with sports athletes and amateurs alike to achieve their potential. At Moulton, sports therapy is not restricted to just injury diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and ‘prehabilitation’. Our course offers you the opportunity to learn more about sports therapy interventions, and evaluate their impacts on athletes. Under the guidance of expert lecturers you’ll learn how to assess injuries, deliver pitch-side injury management and design injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes.

Making use of our clinical teaching rooms, rehabilitation room, and strength and conditioning facilities, this is an applied programme that is aligned to vocational skills, knowledge and abilities that are mapped to the industry standards of proficiency, opening opportunities throughout the health and fitness sector, with Sports Therapists working for teams, individuals and in health clubs in the United Kingdom and abroad.

This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST). This means our students, on graduation, will be eligible to apply for membership to the society and professional liability insurance.

This course provides a mixture of theory and practice and includes the following modules:

Year 1

  • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Sports Injuries
  • Principles and Practices of Sports Massage
  • Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Professional Practice for Sport Therapists
  • Fundamentals of Physiological Testing
  • Study Skills for HE Science

Year 2

  • Advanced Assessment of Sports Injuries
  • Sports Trauma Management
  • Functional Sports Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Mobilisations
  • Sport Research Methods
  • Coach – Athlete Relationship (Optional)
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Through Sport and Exercise (Optional)

Year 3

  • Research Project in Sport
  • Spinal Mobilisations
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Management of Injury for Special Populations
  • Clinical Placement for Sports Therapy

Students will also have the opportunity to complete additional awards which may include, LUBAS, L3 VTCT Sports Injuries, L4 VTCT Sports Massage.

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

Assessments for our sports studies courses vary depending on your level of study. Expect everything from written work and practical tests, to presentations and work-based learning assessments. Your course could also include end-of-year exams, research projects and laboratory reports.

This course will give you the opportunity to work as s practitioner within sports teams, clinics, clubs or self-employment as a Sports Therapist.

A typical offer for this course is 112 UCAS points or equivalent and should include Grade 4 or above GCSE Maths and English.

BTEC: DMM, DDM from an extended diploma in a relevant subject

A-Level: Typically BBC or equivalent. This should include at least one A level in a biological science, sports studies or PE subject at grade D or above.

Access: 30 credits achieved at merit with 15 credits completed in a Biology subject.

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