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Course summary

Graduate as a qualified sports therapist using our dedicated clinic, working with our performance athletes and professional practising staff. The course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, so you can be confident you’ll graduate ready for your career. This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into a degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc Sports Therapy qualification. You’ll undertake a minimum of 200 placement hours during the course, giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for. You’ll benefit from contextualised teaching and learning, so you understand the realities of day-to-day practice. Focus on practical and professional skills, as well as the wider academic knowledge and theory underpinning the practice. Learn from a team who are also practising industry professionals, as you gain the skills and knowledge you need. You’ll also work closely with sports therapists, strength and conditioning experts, sports scientists, and physiotherapists, learning how to work in a multidisciplinary team. The knowledge you gain in sports medicine and sports science, will mean you can accurately provide examination, assessment, injury management and rehabilitation in sporting and non-sporting settings. Our performance sport campus is the perfect place to learn. Put your skills into practice delivering pitch-side first aid or working as part of our sports injury clinic. Accreditation This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST). This means that, on graduation you’ll be eligible to join the SST as a graduate to apply for membership and professional liability insurance.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Foundation Skills Development, Academic Skills in Practice, Reviewing Literature, Foundation Biological Principles, Foundation Sports Science, Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics for Sports Therapists, Fundamental Skills for Sports Therapists, Introduction to Exercise Physiology, Principles of Strength and Conditioning for Sports Therapy, The Sport and Exercise Professional, Applied Skills for Sports Therapists, Joint Mobilisations, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Nutrition, The Sport and Exercise Scientist, Sport Research and Knowledge Exchange Project, Professional Practise in Sports Therapy, High Performing Teams, Sports Conditioning and Return-to-play, Complete Injury Management, Screening and Prevention. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-sports-therapy-with-foundation-year/

Professional bodies

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

  • The Society of Sports Therapists

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics are required. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications. If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme. Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Other

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Sandwich Year £925 Part time (maximum) £6,935 The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU. They are also subject to approval in the Access and Participation Plan, and the OfS.

Sponsorship information

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students. Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Sports Therapy (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS