University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Therapy

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Course summary

Why Sports Therapy? Our Sports Therapy degree focuses on the management of injuries for maximum sports performance, including the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries. You’ll learn about human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and develop skills such as sports massage, advanced injury diagnosis, joint mobilisations and rehabilitation. With opportunities to gain experience on placements with organisations such as Gloucester Rugby, AFC Bournemouth, British American Football and GB Ice Hockey, our graduates stand out from the crowd. You can also work with clients in our in-house sports therapy clinic to gain experience screening, assessing and treating professional athletes and members of the public. There are opportunities to develop your CV during your studies by achieving your pitch-side first aid qualification and progressing to become a qualified sports masseuse (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll learn in fully equipped sports therapy suites, physiology and biomechanics labs, with the latest equipment such as full-body vacuum mattresses, diagnostic ultrasound, RS footscan, bodpod and Vicon 3D motion analysis. In addition, brand new sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus include an international-standard sports arena, 3G pitches, dedicated pitches for rugby, hockey and football and a cricket pavilion and pitch. The course benefits from accreditation with the Society of Sports Therapists, giving you eligibility for student membership during your studies and full membership on graduation. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

You’ll have the opportunity to work with touring international teams. Students have previously worked with Tonga and Samoa Rugby Union and Team Malawi Olympic athletes. They also gain experience with medicine professionals such as sports doctors, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists and chiropractors. Treat athletes from our professional sports teams, international sports scholars and members of the public including local firefighter and police officers. Learn in fully-equipped ped sports therapy suites, physiology and biomechanics labs, with gold-standard equipment such as fully-body vacuum mattresses, diagnostic ultrasound, RS footscan, body-pod, Vicon 3D motion analysis.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C606
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet our tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
89%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Sports Therapy at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS