Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This accredited course is designed to prepare you personally and professionally for a successful career as a chartered physiotherapist. You will develop a wide range of practical and academic skills in contemporary physiotherapy with multiple opportunities to develop your clinical skills through work-based learning – a total of 1,120 hours completed over the course of five clinical placements – in which you will participate in physiotherapy practice under the supervision of fully qualified, experienced physiotherapists.  Our new multimillion Alison Gingell Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, featuring hospital simulation, rehabilitation, clinical skills training, sport and exercise environments. These facilities as well as a strong involvement of service users in the delivery of the physiotherapy content provide opportunities within the University to apply theory and put learning into a clinical context. You’ll be taught by a team of enthusiastic, research-active staff who place great emphasis on your individual development, equipping you with the theoretical, practical, analytical, interpersonal and research skills required for effective clinical reasoning. You will have the opportunity to develop the confidence to make informed, competent treatment decisions, initially during placement and subsequently as you move forward into your physiotherapy career. Key Course Benefits:

  • Coventry University is ranked 10th for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2020
  • High levels of student satisfaction of 98% (NSS 2019)
  • Eligibility to apply to join the CSP and to register with HCPC to use the protected title of ‘physiotherapist’.
  • Our physiotherapy course has exceptional resources housed in the state-of-the-art facilities, including mock wards with interactive mannequins, oprating theatre, community houses, sport and exercise environments.
  • Opportunities for guest lectures lead by experts in their fields and employers in large NHS trusts, private practice, industry and sport, such as the Head of Sports Medicine at WBA FC, and Karen Middleton Chief Exec of the CSP.

Course details


Your main study themes are: Foundation Knowledge Anatomical knowledge and an understanding of physiological systems are essential for supporting the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. Upon successful completion of this course you will gain a deep knowledge of the human anatomy, focusing on the gross anatomy of the spine, upper and lower limbs. You will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of relevant pathophysiology so that you are better able to devise appropriate treatments for the conditions encountered in clinical practice. Physiotherapy Assessment and Practice From the onset you will be introduced to the underpinning principles of physiotherapy assessment and practice. These fundamental skills serve as a basis for clinical decision making and client focused goal setting in a diverse health and social care context. Assessment practices that reflect current clinical focus, such as health and wellbeing and physical activity promotion, health and safety requirements and client engagement within a bio-psycho-social context. As the course progresses you will advance your skills of assessment, clinical reasoning and intervention, not only considering the service user, but the service as a whole. Evidence Informed Practice and Research To meet the demands of an ever changing global healthcare landscape, all health professionals need to be able to quickly and effectively ‘grab and grapple’ with a different array of evidence sources, to make safe decisions for their patients and service users. To enable this, you will be provided with opportunities throughout the course to develop an in-depth understanding of evidence based practice and research. One of your first modules on the course will introduce you to the concept of evidence informed practice and research and study skills to support your studies at University level. The aim of this course is to develop your research skills during your time at University from being a consumer of evidence to carrying out your own independent research project in your final year. Inter Professional Education As a healthcare professional you will be part of an inter-professional team within which you will be required to work across professional and organisational boundaries to genuinely put the patient at the heart of their health and care. Inter-professional education is therefore a central component of all health and social care courses within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. You will experience authentic inter-professional learning opportunities throughout this programme of study and in so doing will develop a set of values and capabilities that are essential to becoming a collaborative practice ready professional with an understanding of “integrated working and learning”. You will record these learning experiences in an e-portfolio throughout the course, which provides a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council and enhances employability upon graduation. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
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Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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UK Admissions Office

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