You’re a sports therapy graduate with accreditation from the Society of Sports Therapists, and you’re keen to shine as you launch your career. Our MSc Sports Therapy adds 200 hours of hands-on professional experience to your portfolio and boosts your CV with specialist niche skills and knowledge. You’ll boost your understanding of strength and conditioning training methods and advance your understanding of current thinking. Additionally, you’ll develop further professional insights into mental wellbeing issues in today’s performance sports industry. Sports therapy makes up one aspect of an athlete’s overall performance sports picture. Through hands-on experience and opportunities to reflect, you’ll become confident in making multidisciplinary plans with colleagues to benefit the athlete more holistically. You’ll leave us as a trusted sports therapist with extensive real-world experience in all aspects of contemporary sports therapy. Employers will value your extensive therapeutic skills and excellent patient care. What you'll study A critical aspect of your MSc Sports Therapy is our focus on your personal, professional practice through working with real clients in a professional setting, complemented by additional specialist training. Your 200-hour vocational placement, worth one-third of the overall course credit, is carefully selected to line up with your career goals. Your placement will connect with your interest and likely involve aspects of injury management related to nutrition, psychology and ethical-legal considerations, injury prevention and sports performance. To boost your development as an evidence-based sports therapist, you also complete an applied research project. This project may be connected to your placement and there may be an opportunity to have elements of your work published, for example, in a sports medicine journal. You’ll also attend lectures and workshops on strength and conditioning and mental health awareness in a sporting context. This will add to your clinical skillset as you find your next role.
You will be assessed through essays, projects and lab reports, critical analysis of papers and poster presentations. You will also deliver practical workshop sessions and undertake independent research.
You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in sports therapy and professional accreditation with the Society of Sports Therapists. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) are also required. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
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