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Sports Therapy at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Sports Therapy

University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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This is the first Sports Therapy course in the country to offer students financial support towards travel costs they may incur as part of their Sports Therapy placements. Many Sports Therapy placements are based at professional and semi-professional sports clubs, for example Preston North End, Everton FC, and St Helens RFL and this can involve travelling at weekends and evenings. UCLan recognises the additional burden this places on students and will fund payments over the academic year (subject to meeting agreed criteria). Current placement opportunities include a wide variety of; Premiership Football, National Rugby and Super League Rugby clubs across the country – alongside placement opportunities across a range of other sports and clinical environments. Work experience, research internships, participation in research conferences are all opportunities available to our Sports Therapy students. With support from the staff, if international placements are sourced, these can also provide our students with further experience in the field of Sports Therapy.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Anatomy, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice1, Fundamentals of Movement and Exercise, Physiology and Pathology for Sports Therapists, Foundations in Sports Therapy, Management, Treatment and Referral in Sports Injuries Year 2: Soft Tissue Therapy and Practice, Screening Techniques for Sports Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy for Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation of Sports Injury, Functional Anatomy and Pathology in Assessment, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2 (e-learning option part time) Year 3: Compulsory Modules; Sports Therapy and Clinical Practice, Management of Sports Injuries in Specific Populations, Complete Management of an Injured Athlete, Applied Strength and Conditioning for Sports Therapists. Optional Module from a choice of: Dissertation Or Research Project. With one of the following:- Skills for Leadership and Business, Advances in Fitness Training, Industry Based Experience

Professional bodies

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

  • The Society of Sports Therapists

Unistats information

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeCB63
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points Biology, PE or Sports/Exercise Science required
A level 112-128 UCAS points at A2 including Biology, PE or Sports/Exercise Sciences
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 112-128 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS points including Biology, PE or Sport/Exercise Sciences
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM - DDM Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Acceptable subjects are Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Sports Therapy at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS