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Course summary

Why study this course? This was the world’s first Sports Therapy degree and was developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists. You’ll learn to recognise, treat and rehabilitate athletes with injuries or dysfunction. Our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to members of the public for consultation and treatment, gives you hands-on experience to complement the scientific learning. More about this course This course, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), 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 pathologies and 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. 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

You'll be assessed through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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 at London Metropolitan University - UCAS