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Sports Therapy (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Qualify as an accredited sports therapist, learning in a professional sports club-style environment during the Sports Therapy (Hons) programme from Hartpury College. Develop your skills with practising industry professionals and work with athletes on campus. Graduate ready to hit the ground running in your career.
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Overview

This Sports Therapy (Hons) programme from Hartpury College is accredited with the Society of Sports Therapists, which means you’ll graduate ready to work as a qualified practitioner. You’ll benefit from lots of hands-on experience on and off campus, working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to treat sports injuries and conditions.

You’ll learn from lecturers and staff who are also practising industry professionals, as you gain the skills and knowledge you need. Throughout the course you’ll work closely with sports therapists, strength and conditioning experts, physiotherapists and others. You’ll study modules that have been informed by industry needs, which means you’ll graduate with the skills that employers are looking for. Subjects include anatomy, physiology and therapeutic theory - you’ll cover everything involving the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injury as you become an accredited sports therapist.

Our sporting campus is the perfect place for you to apply what you learn in the classroom, whether that’s assisting with pitch-side first-aid during a game or working as part of our busy sports injury clinic. You’ll undertake more than 200 hours of in-practice work experience to ensure you’re industry ready when you graduate. You can also gain extra qualifications such as sports massage, taping or first aid alongside your studies. We also undertake industry trips and attend conferences to gain insights into current practice.

Industry opportunities

You’ll undertake more than 200 hours of in-practice work experience during the course. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain even more experience during a sandwich year in industry. We have strong industry partnerships with teams and clubs across Gloucestershire. 

Our students also have opportunities to gain experience with our athletes and teams on-site. Students also support a number of industry events including Crossfit, taekwondo and triathlon competitions. Learning in a professional-style sports club environment means you’ll have access to athletes and teams both in the clinic and on the pitch.

Graduate destinations

Graduates on this course have progressed into sports therapy roles within professional and semi-professional sport, setting up their own businesses, and working for the NHS or the Ministry of Defence, for example.

  • Sports Therapist, Tamworth Football Club
  • Sports Therapy Internship, Newport Gwent Dragons
  • Postgraduate study
  • Self-employed sports therapist in a private clinic
  • Roles within the NHS or Ministry of Defence

Accreditation

On graduation you’ll be a registered member of the Society of Sports Therapists. This means you’ll be eligible to apply for Professional Liability Insurance which you’ll need to practice as a sports therapist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Missed the 15 January UCAS deadline? Don’t worry, you can still apply for many of our courses. 

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time study options available.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Skills for Sport
  • Introduction to Functional Anatomy and Sport Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Exercise Physiology 
  • Introductory Skills for Sports Therapists 
  • Emergency Care for Sports Therapists 
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning 
  • Introduction to Sports Massage 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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General Requirements

  • GCSE - A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science.
  • A Level - Typical offer is ABB-BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject.
  • Vocational award  - Typical offer is a DDM-DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate.
  • We may interview applicants that are short listed depending on the personal statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 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 Gloucester

  • 824 - 1570 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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