Sports Therapy at University of Roehampton - UCAS

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Why this course?

  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering the high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students
  • Established links with local organisations and sports clubs, enabling opportunities for excellent student placements. (Links include Crystal Palace Football, Richmond Club and Rosslyn Park Rugby Club)
  • This degree is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. Having this accreditation will enable students to start practising as accredited Sports Therapists immediately upon graduation
  • Taught by staff who are leading researcher in areas relevant to Sports Therapy, such as biomechanics and psychology of sports injury and rehabilitation
  • Excellent facilities: You will be taught across a number of different areas including: Our Sports and Exercise labs, newly developed Allied Health and Nursing Centre and on-campus sports facilities, such as sports hall and gymnasium
About this course? This new programme is aimed at students wanting to become Sports Therapists, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. Topics you will study include:
  • Biomechanics analysis of movement
  • Fundamentals of exercise physiology
  • Sports injury examination and assessment
  • Exercise therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Advanced trauma management
Skills: This programme is aimed at students wanting to become Sports Therapists. A Sports Therapist, who is a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists, is an Allied Health Professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:
  • Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
  • Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training, occupational & competitive environment
  • Assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention
  • Provide appropriate soft tissue interventions in a sport & exercise context
  • Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes
Career Opportunities: The course is vocational in nature. By the end of the degree, students will qualify to apply to become chartered Sports Therapists, accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. Sports therapists find work in a variety of different ways including employment for sports clubs and teams, employment for private health clinics, work as NHS rehabilitation assistants, jobs in sports development, sport and leisure management, and private therapists. Starting salaries in private clinics and the NHS can be more than £20,000. If working for themselves, a sports therapist may charge up to £55 per hour. Graduates may also choose to pursue further training that would enable them to take on other roles in Allied Health and/or Sports Sciences, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sport scientist, and academia.


Module include: Biomechanics analysis of movement, Fundamentals of Exercise physiology, Sports injury examination and assessment, Exercise therapy, Sports massage

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  • Year 1

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

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Sports Therapy at University of Roehampton - UCAS