The Sports Therapy (Hons) programme of the Plymouth Marjon University comprises enriching theoretical and evidence-based study, blended with practical application in our world-class sports centre and a minimum of 400 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 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.
Our graduates have gone on to work for companies including Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Albion, Exeter Chiefs and Torquay United, and setting up their own successful businesses. Graduates are also eligible for further study and could progress to a masters degree, a PhD or train as a teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Engaging with learning: Personal and professional development
- 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
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Counselling Sports Sciences View 471 other Masters in Sports Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Three A-levels at grades BBC or above.
- Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above,
- Or Access 30-42 D/M with minimum 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.
- International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Plymouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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