A Graduate Sports Therapist is a muscloskeletal clinician with expertise in the sports and exercise environment. Aimed at students with an interest in working with sports and exercise injuries, this course will teach you to assess, diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent injuries to the musculoskeletal system. As an accredited degree, graduates are entitled to full professional membership of the Society of Sports Therapists. In addition to the BSc (Hons) degree, students can gain valuable experience working with individual athletes and sports teams at USW and with external placement providers. At level 4 you will start your clinical studies with basic pitchside first aid, functional anatomy, introduction to clinical assessment, screening and soft tissue techniques. You will gain experience working with our university sports teams and through our popular sports massage clinic. At level 5 you will be taught to assess and diagnose injuries to the spine and peripheral joints, use a number of treatment methods to reduce pain and improve range of movement and function, and finally, by the end of your second year you will be competent in early to intermediate stage rehabilitation. You will gain even more experience in our fully supervised sports injury clinic where you will apply all of your new skills under the watch of our experienced clinical staff. In your final year, you will complete a dissertation in an area of your choice. You will also study a clinical placement module, late to predischarge rehabilitation and prevention module and sports trauma management. All of your clinical modules are joined with our BASES endorsed sport and exercise science modules such as exercise physiology and biomechanics at each year of study. As a member of the Society of Sports Therapists you are covered to work (after graduating) anywhere in the world with the exception of the USA and Canada (due to NATA licensing laws).
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
The professional body requires members to be able to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 7 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 6.5
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Fees and funding
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