Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Sport and Exercise Therapy

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Course summary

This dynamic sport and exercise therapy degree will help provide you with the essential professional skills and musculoskeletal expertise you will need to secure an exciting career working with athletes, sports teams and more. The scope of practice is not limited to sporting injuries alone; we treat all musculoskeletal injuries including chronic and work-related injuries. We utilise the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to ensure that you can return your patients to their previous levels of training, competition and where applicable, work. This highly practical course is specifically tailored for you to study a combination of sports therapy and sport and exercise science modules, which will include acute sports trauma management, innovative examination and assessment techniques, therapeutic exercise prescription, interventions to reduce the risk of injury, return to or monitoring of sports specific fitness, fundamental principles of how to coach/instruct in sporting and exercise settings, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy, exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology and biomechanics. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a placement year at a professional sporting club or organisation for a complete season/performance cycle. The programme has excellent links with professional sporting clubs and organisations. This hands-on practical course is delivered in state-of-the-art facilities by internationally renowned research and clinically active staff. When you graduate with a BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Therapy you will be eligible to apply for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists. Employability is embedded in the course at every level. The content has been designed to prepare you for working as a graduate sports therapist and many of our modules will allow you the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills in order to enhance your job prospects. There are opportunities to gain an industry-accredited Gym Instructor Award, or NGB coaching awards. You’re guaranteed a learning experience that maximises your skill development, enhances your CV and helps build a strong foundation for an exciting career. Opportunity to acquire industry-specific fitness (REPs) and discounted coaching (NGB) qualifications as you study. The broad, practical subjects you’ll study help build a strong foundation for an exciting career. What does this course lead to? The occupational title following graduation is that of sports therapist, which has a clearly defined scope of practice. As a graduate sports therapist, who is a member of The Society of Sports Therapists you’ll be an allied health professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
  • Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training, occupational and competitive environment
  • Assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for further advice and intervention
  • Provide appropriate manual therapy and psychosocial interventions in a sport and exercise context
  • Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes
Who is this course for? This popular course is well-suited to those interested in how the body works, and how this applies in a sporting context. The practical elements of the course will appeal to those looking to gain hands-on experience in dealing with the treatment of sporting injuries, as well as prevention and rehabilitation.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Functional Human Anatomy And Kinesiology Lower Limb Sports Injuries and Assessment Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Clinical Pathophysiology for Sports Therapists Sports Coaching and Fitness Instruction Research Methods for Sport Performance YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Spinal Assessment and Mobilisation Upper Limb Sports Injuries and Assessment Physiological Testing for Sport and Exercise Applied Research and Study Design in Sports Performance YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Applied Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Sports Trauma and Applied Clinical Practice Peripheral Joint Mobilisations Sport and Exercise Therapy Placement Independent Project

Assessment method

You will learn by: Guided Learning Directed Learning Collaborative Learning You may be assessed by a combination of: Assignments Reflective accounts Portfolios In-class tests Individual presentations Practical activities Solent’s curriculum framework builds on our unique, creative and applied approach to teaching. The transformation of students’ lives is at the heart of our mission as a university, and our curriculum – informed by the latest theory – reflects this shared educational vision.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Society of Sports Therapists

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C630
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. Direct Entry to Year 3 is not permitted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13800 Year 1
International £13800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Sport and Exercise Therapy at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS