• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BSc Sports Therapy (Hons) degree programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) gives you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical 'hands-on' skills necessary to provide the best care, management and rehabilitation for the sports and recreational participant back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.
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The BSc Sports Therapy (Hons) degree programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is underpinned by the study of theoretical concepts and knowledge in the fields of physiology, psychology, pathology, exercise rehabilitation and manual therapies. There will be an emphasis on the use of manual therapy, massage and sports specific exercise as therapeutic components of a rehabilitation programme.

Key features of the course

  • Access to research expertise in professional football, rugby and clinic-based environments
  • Placement opportunities with OVER 80 different sports teams across the country from grassroots to elite level.
  • Examples of some placement links are; Wigan Warriors, Everton FC, PNE, Blackpool FC, St Helens RFC, Burnley FC, Warrington Wolves and Wakefield Wildcats.
  • Through completing this course you will also gain and external qualification for RFU level 2 Emergency First Aid, and gain a VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy qualification.
  • Gain experience through working in our Student-Led Sports Therapy Clinic at the Preston Campus – a fully-functional injury clinic with the availability of the movement analysis lab for patient rehabilitation.

Exciting Opportunities

Current placement opportunities include a wide variety of; Premiership Football, National Rugby and Super League Rugby clubs across the country – alongside placement opportunities across a range of other sports and clinical environments.

Work experience, research internships, participation in research conferences are all opportunities available to our Sports Therapy students.

With support from the staff, if international placements are sourced, these can also provide our students with further experience in the field of Sports Therapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

       Three years or Four years with sandwich

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Screening Techniques for Sports Injury Prevention
  • Manual Therapy for Sports Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Therapy and Practice
  • Rehabilitation of Sports Injury
  • Functional Anatomy and Pathology in Assessment
  • Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2 (e-learning option part time)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112-128 UCAS Points including Biology, PE, Sports, Exercise Science.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit in relevant subject area.
  • Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points  

  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112-128 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects including required subjects at HL5.

  • IELTS: 6.0

  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

  • Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 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 Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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