Physiotherapy at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Physiotherapists play a vital role in enabling people to maximise their health, wellbeing and quality of life through movement, exercise, manual therapy and education. Our course will result in you being able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and enter this exciting professional career as a qualified Chartered physiotherapist.

  • Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).
  • All eligible home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000* per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities including mock wards with interactive manikins, operating theatre, community houses, sport and exercise environments*.
Key Course Benefits: Our Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to be a safe, effective physiotherapist that will not only make a difference to individuals throughout their life but also to wider society in a variety of healthcare contexts. The physiotherapy programme allows you to develop problem-solving skills, enterprise and resourcefulness to respond to the dynamic healthcare environment. Your learning experience will support you to adopt the professional values and behaviours expected of a physiotherapist - working respectfully within a multidisciplinary team, providing healthcare underpinned by current evidence and placing the clients in the centre of the therapeutic process. As a professionally accredited course, it is designed to prepare you academically, professionally and personally 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 practice-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 a fully qualified, experienced physiotherapist. This is well in excess of the minimum hours required by the CSP. The course not only provides you with an academic qualification but also a professional status, as the course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and enables you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (additional costs may apply). A distinctive feature of our course is that your skills development and essential learning takes place in your first year prior to clinical placement. This foundational learning occurs in our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building, allowing the use of authentic simulation experiences to put your learning into context in a supportive environment prior to your first placement. The multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring hospital simulation, interactive manakins, community houses, rehabilitation, clinical skills training, sport and exercise environments. You’ll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures led by experts in their fields and employers in large NHS trusts, private practice, industry and sport (subject to availability). Previous speakers have included the Head of Sports Medicine at WBA FC, and Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the CSP. It is acknowledged that working as an allied health professional requires emotional intelligence, resilience and a dedication to lifelong learning. Throughout the course you will be supported in your personal and professional development in order to meet these demands. This will allow you to develop strategies to protect your own personal health and wellbeing as well as identify opportunities to flourish in your career. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.


Year One In your first year you will be taught the key theoretical knowledge and foundation practical skills required to assess and treat a variety of client groups. Through the learning approaches employed you will develop your communication, teamworking, problem solving and critical thinking skills. You will also be introduced to the values and behaviours required by a professional physiotherapist. Simulation, service-user involvement, interprofessional activities and innovative teaching practices will provide authentic learning experiences in a supportive environment to facilitate a smooth transition into the professional environment. Modules Introduction to the Physiotherapy Profession - 20 credits Anatomy and Movement Analysis - 20 credits Pathophysiology - 20 credits Health and Wellbeing in the Community - 20 credits Foundations of Physiotherapy Assessment and Intervention - 40 credits Year Two During your second year, you will complete three out of five placements offering you a wide range transformative learning opportunities5. Each placement lasts for 6 weeks, and you will accumulate 40 hours of practice-based learning per week, giving you a total of 1200 practice hours throughout the course. You will have a named tutor, whilst out on placement, who will meet with you to ensure you are meeting your learning objectives and support you and our clinical colleagues in the exciting process of transferring theory into practice. We have strong partnerships with practice to ensure placement quality and capacity. These partnerships are within both NHS, local authority, voluntary, charity and private sectors, ensuring a wide range of experience representative of the diversity of your chosen profession. Placements are positioned within the course between blocks of university-based study. This supports your advancement through the placement modules with the expectation for you to take on greater demands and autonomy in a progressive and supported manner. Some assessments in this year of study require you to link theoretical knowledge learnt in university with you practice experience. This means the assessments are authentic and explicitly relevant to your professional practice. Modules Decision-Making in Physiotherapy Practice - 20 credits Placement Block 1 - 20 credits Evidence-Informed Physiotherapy - 20 credits Placement Block 2 - 20 credits Exploring Values-Based Physiotherapy in Practice - 10 credits Placement Block 3 - 20 credits Advanced Research Skills - 10 credits Final Year Employment and your future career will be at the forefront of your mind as you approach the end of your course. The final year modules focus on preparing you for entry into the physiotherapy profession as autonomous practitioners. Modules Placement Block 4 - 20 credits Entrepreneurism in the Workplace - 20 credits Exploring Physiotherapy Practice - 20 credits Placement Block 5 - 20 credits Dissertation - 20 credits Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals - 20 credits For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Assessment method

This course is assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. This is to ensure that our assessments are authentic and reflect the challenges faced in the clinical context and allow you to demonstrate our creativity and digital fluency. Assessment methods include: Exams Video production Practical assessments Group work Reports The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

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


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physiotherapy at Coventry University - UCAS