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Course summary

Immerse yourself in the world of sport, exercise and injury rehabilitation. Get applied hands-on practice as a sport therapist in our Cambridge clinic and set yourself up for an exciting career using our extensive network in the sports and health community. All sportspeople need support, and that’s where sport therapists come in. Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, our course covers injury identification and management, the principles of rehabilitation techniques and exercise science, so you’ll graduate ready to work as a professional sports therapist. We're proud to be ranked third in the country for sports science courses in the Guardian League Table 2022. Join us, and train to work safely and ethically as a sport and exercise therapist in our specialist clinic space and sports science labs, accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). You’ll be learning a range of skills including; providing pitch-side first-aid, dealing with spinal injuries, delivering sport massage, diagnosing and rehabilitating injuries, planning and delivering strength and conditioning training, and more. Find out more about our approved and accredited courses. You'll also gain an understanding of the range of populations you may be working with (e.g. young, older, minority groups etc). You'll additionally develop an in-depth understanding of exercise physiology, giving you an additional skill set to take forward into your career. No two days are ever the same. Our Sport and Exercise Therapy degree course will give you the skills to work with a range of individuals, using evidence-based practice to bring them back to optimal levels of fitness and performance. You're likely to find yourself working pitch-side, dealing with a range of emergencies, behind the scenes, helping athletes recover from injury and also advising on how to train for optimum performance. But there are opportunities outside of professional sport too. Our course recognises broader concerns about low levels of physical activity, leading to poor health and an increased susceptibility to injury. We are all living longer, and with that, we need professionals to help support an increasing range of ages and not always working in the sports environment. There is an emerging and urgent need for qualified healthcare professionals to work with different groups or individuals in rehabilitation and exercise referral. This means you, as a sport therapist, will be busy when you graduate! Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy students are based in the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences. Here, you’ll learn from expert staff who include practising sport therapists, coaches, psychologists, nutritionists and conditioning specialists. There’s the chance to hear from world-leading guest speakers too, through our Excellence in Sports seminars. As you’d expect from a university that’s passionate about sport, you’ll find an array of sports clubs and societies here. And to top it all off, there’s financial support for talented athletes.

Modules

Year 1 Multidisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science 1; Foundation Skills in Sport and Exercise Therapy; Anatomy and Joint Assessment for Sports Therapists; Multidisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science 2 Year 2: Applied Research Skills; Physiological Profiling for Strength and Power; Physiological Profiling for Endurance Functional Rehabilitation - SST; Applied Sports Therapy; Applied Research and Employability; Strength and Conditioning; Professional Development - Level 5 Ruskin Module Year 3: Rehabilitation for Performance – SST Contemporary Issues for Sport and Exercise Therapy Practice Professional Practice in Sport Therapy Undergraduate Research Project Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Assessment method

We'll assess you using a combination of presentations, practical skills tests, scientific reports, case study critiques and online assessments. We’ll also encourage you to reflect on your work, and participate in peer assessment.

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:
C604
Institution code:
A60
Campus name:
Cambridge Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://aru.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/sport-and-exercise-therapy


Unistats information

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/preparing-for-university/help-with-finances/undergraduate 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Sport and Exercise Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS