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Sports Therapy (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The sports therapy industry is growing at a rapid pace and demand for skilled, expert professionals is increasing in line. Accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO), the Sports Therapy (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University has been carefully developed to meet the demands of modern sports therapy employers. 
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Course Overview

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.

What might you become?

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).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Engaging with learning: Personal and professional development
  • Introduction to sport, exercise and health psychology
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise sciences
  • Functional anatomy for sport therapy and rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue theory
  • Musculoskeletal assessment

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • For entry applicants must have three A-levels at grades BBC or above, BTEC triple grades DMM or above, or Access 30-42 with 18D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • In addition to the above fees students are required to self-fund a DBS check (£52), a first aid course (if you have not completed one), Marjon sports kit (£25-100), hoc printing costs, travel costs associated with placements and case study insurance for work placements (£35 per year).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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