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Course summary

Course overview

  • For any athlete, injuries happen. Be the one they turn to, with the specialist knowledge and skills to manage their rehabilitation and drive their recovery to peak performance.
  • This degree programme offers the opportunity to learn both the theory of sport therapy and the hands-on skills of making it happen. It’s your chance to get to grips with the expertise vital for caring, managing and rehabilitating sportspeople – whether professional and amateur – back to full fitness.
  • You’ll learn how to assist athletes with comprehensive injury assessments and sports-specific rehabilitation programmes, involving exercise, soft tissue mobilisations and manual therapy. As such, you’ll cover areas of physiology, psychology, pathology and exercise rehabilitation. Hone your skills on placement with Premier League or Championship football clubs, National Rugby or Super League Rugby Clubs, or in a range of other sports and clinical environments.
  • There’s a real emphasis on manual therapy, massage and sports specific exercise as key therapeutic approaches – skills you can’t always develop in the classroom. So you’ll find a big practical element to your studies. You’ll not only work in our own sporting facilities, but also experience clinical practice in live, real-world environments – with a huge range of placements, including professional and amateur sports clubs.
Why study with us
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sports Therapy is ranked 12th in the UK with 95% of students satisfied with learning opportunities (National Student Survey 2020)
  • Our Sports Science courses are ranked 13th out of 78 institutions in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2021.
  • This is the first Sports Therapy course in the country to offer students financial support towards the cost of travelling to their placements.


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) Optional Sandwich Year. 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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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

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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
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