• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

As demand for skilled sports therapists continues to grow, this new degree will help you develop high-level professional knowledge and skills so that you can go into practice after graduation. 

  • Choose a course recognised for its high academic quality: our BSc is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists
  • Complete over 200 hours of clinical placements to gain hands-on experience of the profession and apply theory to practice
  • Build a thorough understanding of the rehabilitation process, including manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy and sports massage
  • Undertake fieldtrips to sporting events
  • Make the most of our exceptional sports facilities in our specialist sports centre
  • Be inspired by our enthusiastic and expert staff who boast a wealth of professional experience working with elite athletes

 This is a dynamic Sport Therapy and Rehbilitation (Hons) course at the University of Derby which will set you apart as an industry-ready sports therapist and rehabilitator.

Fit to practice

As a sports therapist, you will take the lead in directing patients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports-specific fitness. You’ll use sport and exercise principles to help boost performance, devise injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes, and provide assessments and treatments in recreational, training and competitive settings.

Offering a blend of science and practice, this course 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

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.  

Accreditation

  • The Society of Sports Therapists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      • Up to 6 years part-time.
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise
  • Injury Biomechanics & Corrective Principles
  • Manual Therapy
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment: Peripheral
  • Sports Specific Rehabilitation
  • Sports Trauma Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points: 128 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    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 Part-time fees: £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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