Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Kingston University

Sports Therapy Top Up

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Course summary

The BSc Top-Up programme is specifically designed to provide FdSc Sports Therapy graduates with a challenging curriculum that will develop their knowledge and clinical skills in preparation for employment in the sports industry. The programme will also provide a Top-Up route for students who hold other relevant qualifications. Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer The BSc Top-Up programme is validated by Kingston University and delivered at Nescot. The College promotes a supportive learning environment for its students. With low staff to student ratios the College is able to provide excellent academic support to enhance the learning experience. Students will benefit from innovative and collaborative teaching strategies that are engaging and designed to contextualise the academic knowledge and skills within the curriculum. Academic and pastoral support is underpinned by a Personal Tutor system that enables students to engage with the subjects being addressed in their modules, explore entrepreneurship activities and develop skills in finding and successfully applying for careers opportunities. In addition, students will benefit from access to Kingston University’s Student Union, sports clubs and societies. The programme competencies closely reflect the core competencies and disciplines expected of the Sports Therapy governing bodies, and meet the National Occupational Standards in Sports Therapy. The programme equips graduates with the appropriate knowledge and skills to seek employment in the sports therapy industry. Emphasis is placed upon developing the strength and conditioning principles that are incorporated throughout injury rehabilitation for a wide range of populations. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical assessment principles are developed to provide advanced and effective clinical reasoning for a wide range of sports therapy treatments. Students enrolled on the programme will build a detailed knowledge of emergency action plans and normal operating procedures associated with working as a pitch-side sports therapist. This will include an understanding of advanced clinical skills in electrotherapies, advanced osteopathic mobilisations and emergency trauma. Students enrolled on the programme will accumulate 300 hours of clinical and emergency trauma practice. Principally these hours will be accrued through simulated placement within the Nescot sports injuries clinic, assessing and treating sports teams, the wider public, college staff and students. There will also be opportunities to accrue emergency trauma practice hours through pitch-side work with Nescot College sports teams and Kingston University British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) teams. This will enable students to develop their match preparation, pitch-side care and post-match treatment of injuries as a sports therapist. Finally, students will be prepared in undertaking an independent research project on a sports therapy topic. It will require students to draw upon the knowledge of fundamental principles and theories of treatment, rehabilitation, clinical application and research delivered throughout the academic year. The project is a “capstone” module and a key final component of the programme, and develops student’s skills in designing, planning and implementing research.

Course details


Principles of Strength & Conditioning Advanced Clinical Practice Emergency Trauma & Pitch-side Management Independent Project

Assessment method

The modules are assessed using a variety of methods which include case studies, presentations, practical assessments and exams. The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

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

Foundation degree Sports Therapy from a UK university or recognised by Naric with a relevant curriculum. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6No element below 5.5 or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Therapy Top Up at NESCOT - UCAS