Sports Therapy at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Course summary

Sports Therapy is a hands-on career working with many types of people, from professional athletes to members of the public looking to maintain health and fitness. The sports therapy industry is growing at a rapid pace and demand for skilled, expert professionals is increasing in line. During your study you will cover a range of disciplines including the design of injury prevention programmes; assessment and treatment of injury; sport psychology; rehabilitation programmes and soft tissue therapy techniques. Why this course at Marjon? • A minimum of 450 hours clinical experience. • 95% go on to work or study within six months of finishing. • Close industry relationships give you excellent placement opportunities with organisations like Plymouth Raiders, Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth Albion and Raiders Wheelchair Basketball. • Experience in practical sports therapy starts from the very beginning of the course in our modern teaching clinic, always underpinned by scientific principles. • Includes use of the latest technologies, such as diagnostic ultrasound, an innovative anti-gravity treadmill, RS footscan, electrotherapy modalities for clinical assessment and rehabilitation treatment. What might I become? Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Albion and Torquay United, as well as setting up their own successful businesses. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Sports Therapy at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Hannah - Third year, Sports Therapy; “In the first year we learnt the basic anatomy and physiology needed to assess soft tissue injuries and we got hands-on experience learning massage techniques. In our second year we learnt about clinical diagnoses and different treatment techniques, and personal training and gym instructor qualifications are built in to the coaching module. Third year involves injury prevention, strength and conditioning as well as a dissertation. There’s loads of placement opportunities throughout the degree, including at the on-site Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic.” 1st Year Engaging with learning: Personal and professional development Introduction to sport, exercise and health psychology Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise sciences Functional anatomy for sport therapy and rehabilitation Soft tissue theory Musculoskeletal assessment 2nd Year Research methods and analysis in sport and health sciences Work based learning Injury treatment modalities Principles of exercise, coaching and rehabilitation Manual therapy of the spine Pathology and clinical reasoning 3rd Year Honours project Injury biomechanics Strength training, conditioning and rehabilitation Diagnostic, rehabilitation and injury management Sport therapy - clinical experience

Assessment method

Assessment methods include case studies, written exams, essays, laboratory reports, poster, competence-based exams and practical exams.

Professional bodies

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

  • Sports Therapy Organisation

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Sports Therapy at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS