London Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Why study this course? This course, which is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), prepares you for a career as a sports therapist by teaching you to recognise, manage and treat injuries incurred by athletes and dancers. You’ll develop your understanding of sports therapy as a subject and learn to apply your knowledge to dance. You’ll study relevant science subjects in order to help you understand the pathologies and management of injuries, and will learn how to put together injury assessments and rehabilitative plans for athletes. This course differs from others of its kind in that it applies particular focus to factors and issues that are unique to dance. In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months. More about this course You’ll receive support and guidance from our highly experienced staff such as course creator and Principal Lecturer Joanna Jenkins, who has previously worked with organisations such as the Royal Academy of Dance. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work placements, thanks to our wide network of external contacts and our on-site clinic. This course opens up a number of career options in the rapidly developing area of dance science. By combining dance and sports therapy, this course gives you the skills needed to pursue roles such as dance company therapist (in-situ or touring), injury prevention officer for dance schools and companies, or pre- and post-performance masseuse. You could also choose to set up your own clinic or work as a consultant, providing screening, choreography advice, prehabilitation and rehabilitation. What our students say "I wanted a way of staying in the dance industry now that I'm not dancing and didn't want to teach - sports and dance therapy is perfect. It will mean I can use the knowledge I have along with new skills to help the next generation of dancers through their training and careers." Year 2 Sports and Dance Therapy student
You'll be assessed through essays, written exams, oral assessments, practical assessments and a final dissertation.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Society of Sports Therapists
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/
|UCAS Tariff||88 points|
|A level||CCD||Typical offer CCD (88 UCAS points from two or more A levels) including a minimum grade C in Biology, Physical Education, Human Biology, Sports Science, Sports Studies or Dance.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject with passes in Level 2 Maths and Communication units. QAA accredited course required.|
|Scottish Higher||CCDDD||A minimum of 88 UCAS points from three passes at Higher level, including biology, physical education, human biology or dance; and English and Maths at Standard level.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths. Must include physical education or dance.|
English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Fees and funding