The Sports Therapy (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University comprises enriching theoretical and evidence-based study, blended with practical application in our world-class sports centre and a minimum of 500 clinical hours of hands-on experience. Students will experience the practical side of sports therapy from the very beginning of the course with hands-on training in our Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Clinic with supervision by qualified staff. These practical sessions are always underpinned by the scientific principles of therapeutic interventions and developments.
In the clinic students will learn how to use the latest technologies, e.g. diagnostic ultrasound, anti-gravity treadmill, RS footscan, laser therapy, interferential therapy etc., for clinical assessment and rehabilitation. As a student of our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme, you will have opportunities to use and conduct research and clinical assessments with various highly advanced equipment at our state of the art BASES accredited Biomechanics & Physiology Laboratories.
You will gain valuable knowledge and experience in functional anatomy, physiology for sport and rehabilitation, sports biomechanics, soft tissue therapy, sport science and strength and conditioning to lend strong foundations for whichever career route you choose to take.
We are renowned for producing excellent vocationally focused graduates. This course prepares students to work as exercise professionals in preventative and rehabilitative treatment for the National Health Service (NHS). It equips them for careers as clinical demonstrators, as performance specialists with professional sports clubs and governing bodies and as rehabilitation specialists both the private and public sectors, working in sports clubs and sports injury clinics. Our students are also well prepared for a number of roles with the Armed Forces.
Also following this course students are eligible for further study. Students could progress to a masters degree, a PhD or train as a teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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