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Course summary

Why study this course? This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course. More about this course This course will help you gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to go on to a career in sports therapy. You’ll learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate athletes with sports injuries or dysfunction, and will gain a broad scientific background. As well as developing your understanding of the management of sports injuries, you’ll also gain clinical competence thanks to a combination of practical classes and work-based learning. You can gain experience in our on-site clinic, which offers treatment to members of the public, as well as through placements with our extensive network of industry contacts. Our excellent teaching staff include academic leader Nick Gardiner, who has written for a prestigious sports medicine publication. You’ll also find this network useful in progressing your career after graduation. We have strong links with a number of renowned sporting organisations and professional bodies both within London and around the world.


Modules for this course are subject to change. For full up-to-date module details please see the course page on the university website. Foundation year (Year 0) modules include: Biology (core, 30 credits); Chemistry (core, 30 credits); Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits); Foundation year project (sports) (core, 15 credits); Foundations of Sports Science (core, 15 credits) Year 1 modules include: Sports Trauma Management and Soft Tissue Therapy (core, 15 credits) Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits); Human Physiology (core, 15 credits); Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits); Physiological Principals of Training (core, 15 credits); Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits); Sports Rehabilitation: Early and Intermediate (core, 15 credits); Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits); Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits); Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits); Sports Rehabilitation: Late and pre-discharge (core, 15 credits); Peripheral Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits); Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits); Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Sports Therapy Work Placement (core, 30 credits); Spinal Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits); Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits); Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits); Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits); Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits); Electrotherapy (core, 15 credits); Business Development in Sport (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations, exams and a final year dissertation.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

More information about our English language requirements.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4000 Module
International £4000 Module
Channel Islands £4000 Module
Republic of Ireland £4000 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Sports Therapy (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS