Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Therapy

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Course summary

Do you have a passion for sport? Are you interested in a career ‘backstage’ where you can support elite athletes maintain their peak fitness and mobility? Whether it’s about competitive performance or simply having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those you work with, this course is perfect for anyone dreaming of a career in sports therapeutics. On this ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’ accredited course, you can expect industry-experienced lecturers, guest speakers, work placements and our state-of-the art human performance laboratory, to help boost your employability. Why study this subject? Working in Sports Therapy, you’ll be concerned with preventing injury and rehabilitating patients back to peak fitness. You’ll learn to be a confident and effective professional who is able to provide first class care to a range of sport, exercise and recreational participants. You could find yourself working with individual athletes and teams as part of a big organisation or running your own private practice – whatever you choose, this course will prepare you to succeed in your future career. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? This course is fully accredited by the professional body for Sports Therapy, ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’. As a student of BNU, you’ll have student membership to the society, paid for by the university. Membership will bring you added benefits as you study like access to the student members area of the websites and free access to the British Journal of Sports Medicine meaning you’ll have even more resource to support your studies. Following graduation, you’ll be eligible for professional registration with The Society of Sports Therapists which will help boost your professional profile to new clients and employers. What facilities can I use You’ll have access to our Human Performance Lab which has been designed to enhance athletes by analysing their techniques to develop the most effective strength and conditioning regime. This facility will help you understand injury prevention and rehabilitation in a way that you won’t be able to get from a textbook – another unique thing about joining BNU! What will I study? This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in the broader area of sports medicine. You’ll learn how to diagnose injured athletes and treat them effectively. You’ll also explore the biomechanics of human movement. Physiology and functional anatomy. Modules will range from core scientific principles of exercise to injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Over the three years you’ll spend at BNU, you’ll learn about human anatomy, health and exercise physiology, therapeutic interventions and data analysis. In your final year, you’ll also work closely with your personal tutor to dive more deeply into an area you’re passionate about to deliver your final dissertation project. Most Sports Therapists work as self-employed practitioners, so this course has been designed to combine therapy and business skills to give you the confidence and entrepreneurship you’ll need to start a small business. How will I be taught and assessed? By studying our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy course, you’ll always learn through a combination of theoretical and practical methods. Our expert academic staff will teach you through lectures, seminars, practical/lab sessions and tutorials, and importantly you’ll also participate in work placements and independent study. We also offer all our students the opportunity to visit or be visited by external industry partners so you can hear from the professionals currently working on the ‘front line’ of sports therapy. Each module will have its own assessment criteria, but you’ll largely be working on presentations, vivas, reports and essays, case studies, work-related and practical assessments.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
67V9
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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 £12500* 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.
Sports Therapy at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS