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
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
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Society of Sports Therapists
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with 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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£13800||Year 1|
Additional fee 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
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