Sports Therapy at Birmingham City University - UCAS

Course summary

Our innovative, practice-based Sports Therapy course is a chance for you to develop specialist skills in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Underpinned by sports medicine and sport and exercise science, this course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. This ensures that the knowledge and competencies you gain during your time on the course are aligned with professional industry standards. You will learn with a dynamic, expert and research-rich team of sports therapists, health professionals and sports scientists, enabling you to gain a holistic education in sports therapy. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be fully equipped with the clinical skills to work with professional sports teams, as well as with individual elite performers. Alternatively, you may wish to work in private practice, treating a wide variety of individuals in a musculoskeletal injury clinic. You will cover all competencies required by The Society of Sports Therapists, such as examination, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, delivery of soft tissue therapies, peripheral and vertebral joint mobilisations, sport and exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and trauma management to name a few. There will be compulsory work placements built into all three years of your course providing you with invaluable real-life, hands-on learning. These will include both internal and external opportunities with sporting teams and musculoskeletal injury clinics. Additionally, you can opt to complete a 12 month placement (sandwich course), which could either be within the UK or abroad. By studying this course, you’ll split your time between our recently extended £71 million campus in Edgbaston, Birmingham, and the world-class Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, Birmingham which contain our state-of-the-art sport and exercise laboratory, sports therapy rooms, cutting-edge resources and a designated sports area. The Stadium was home to the Commonwealth Games in summer 2022, and the University is investing an additional £5m in areas across both main stands which will be home to our students.

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

Course code:
C630
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Welsh Baccalaureate: 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Required subjects: Accompanying A Level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics). OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications: 112 UCAS tariff points. Accepted subjects: Applied Science or Sport and Physical Activity. WJEC Level 3 qualifications: 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s). Required subjects: Accompanying A Level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics). NCFE CACHE Level 3 qualifications: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity. 120 UCAS tariff points. Must include a Merit in 'Principles of Anatomy and Physiology'. Applicants must normally have evidence of formal study within the last five years. However, we are sometimes able to waive this requirement if a candidate has a significant amount of professional experience in a relevant field, for example healthcare, social care, or education. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a satisfactory occupational health check and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check via the Faculty prior to enrolling on this course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Candidates who are successfully shortlisted are required to undertake an interview. Interviews are currently online via Microsoft Teams.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5overall with no less than 6.0 in each band.

If you do not meet the required IELTS score, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English courses. Please note that you must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to study on the pre-sessional English course.


Student Outcomes

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80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Therapy at Birmingham City University - UCAS