Make a difference to people's lives through sport therapy. From diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of injuries, to treating elite athletes or teaching specialist exercise groups. Whether you're looking for a change of career, or may not have the scientific background or entry requirements for a degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, our Foundation Year offers the opportunity to fill any knowledge gaps and build your confidence. Sports therapy is one of the fastest-growing careers in the sports and healthcare sector and at Kent we are dedicated to giving you the best start to a career in this exciting field. Get hands-on experience in our excellent facilities including laboratories and custom-built teaching spaces, or complete a placement for the chance to put your learning into practice. Together with our dedicated careers and employability support, studying at Kent gives you the edge in pursuing a career in a range of areas including research and development, within a sports club and sports rehabilitation. Reasons to study Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation with a Foundation Year at Kent
- Our foundation year offers you the flexibility to progress to degrees across our Division of Natural Sciences. You may choose a degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, but equally you could opt for a degree within another area of Sport and Exercise Sciences, or Biosciences, Chemistry or Forensic Science.
- You’ll complete professional placements to put into practice the skills you learn and make valuable industry contacts.
- Benefit from our new Kent Sport Clinic - the largest in the South East - where under the supervision of a fully qualified member of staff, you’ll get real-world experience supporting athletes and the general public.
- Our expert lecturers have vast experience in sports training, treatment of injuries and rehabilitation.
- You will benefit from the wider Kent Sport facilities on our Canterbury campus, such as the fitness suite, dance studio and indoor halls and outdoor sports pitches - as well as our new Kent Sport Clinic, which will be the most comprehensive sports performance clinic in the South East.
- Team Kent, funded by the students’ union, runs more than 60 different sports clubs and our large green campus is a great place for morning/evening runs or cycling.
- If you have competed at county level, you can apply for one of the University’s sports scholarships.
- This course is accredited by the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). Graduates can apply for accreditation and full membership of BASRaT, the UK regulator for sport rehabilitation.
- In your foundation year, you study compulsory modules in biology, chemistry and scientific methods, plus a choice of optional modules. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will have reached a standard above A level and so be fully equipped to tackle a BSc degree course.
- Then for your degree, you’ll begin by covering topics such as functional anatomy and biomechanics, sports and remedial massage, introductory techniques in therapy and rehabilitation. You then move on to study more advanced modules covering these topics as well as exercise testing and prescription for special populations and techniques for research analysis required for your dissertation.
- You gain the academic, clinical and professional skills required of a sports therapist, whose role it is to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries. You also learn how to create exercise and training programmes tailored to individual clients.
- You have the option to gain extra professional experience by working on placement in the sports and leisure industry, or supporting ‘centre of excellence’ athletes.
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