• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Offering a blend of science and practice, this Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation (Hons) programme at University of Derby prepares you for the challenges of the role. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the human body in terms of anatomy and movement. You’ll also cover all aspects of the rehabilitation process, including manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy, and sports massage.  

Careers and employability

96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

After graduation, you’ll be equipped for a rewarding and challenging role in sports therapy and rehabilitation. Because our course is aligned to the professional guidelines set out by The Society of Sports Therapists, you’ll be fully prepared to operate as an injury and exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness specialist. You’ll also be capable of working in multi/inter-disciplinary healthcare teams.

If you want to take your knowledge of sport to the next level, this degree also acts as a gateway to postgraduate education, with opportunities for you to progress to masters level courses such as our innovative MRes Sport and Exercise programme or our MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    120 Credits per Year alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Stage One
  • Research and Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Principles
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Introduction to Sport and Injury Biomechanics
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Massage
Stage Two
  • Research Methods
  • Sports Specific Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment: Peripheral
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Trauma Management
  • Injury Biomechanics and Corrective Principles
Stage Three
  • Independent Study
  • Clinical Placement
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Assessment: Spinal
  • Advanced Soft-tissue Skills and Clinical/Critical Thinking
  • Sports Conditioning

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

September typical entry requirements

  • UCAS points Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation (Hons) programme at University of Derby
  • Specific requirements at GCSE Five GCSEs at or above Grade C (or Grade 4), including Maths and English

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • UK/EU £1,155 per module


  • Eligible Undergraduate students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover the full cost of their annual tuition fees.
  • A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,430 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.

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