Clinical Exercise Therapy (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This course gives you the skills and evidence-based knowledge you need to progress into a career as a graduate clinical exercise therapist (GCET). Course units include physiology and anatomy; sports massage; manual therapies; sports injury management; and working with clinical populations including those living with long-term conditions. You also have the opportunity to follow a specialism in your final year. Professional Practice Year Take your course over four years and include a Professional Practice Year after your second year of studies. It is an opportunity to apply your learning in the workplace while enhancing your knowledge and skills through fee-free paid practice. It also builds your CV and industry contacts with many students progressing to employment within their practice-year organisation or institution. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), allowing you to gain additional fitness qualifications in gym instruction, group exercise and working with people with long-term conditions.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • State-of-the-art sports therapy and rehabilitation centre with a sports injury clinic, open to staff, students and external athletes/clients.
  • On-site community exercise clinic.
  • Sports massage rooms.
  • Purpose-built strength and conditioning facility.
  • Free gym and Olympic weight room.
  • Sports arena; Alexander Sport Centre; multi-use games areas and other external sports pitches.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We are official partners of Luton Town FC and Bedford Blues RFC.
  • You can benefit from placement opportunities with our official partners as well as other partner organisations around the region including MK Dons; Ampthill & District RUFS; Bedfordshire County Cricket; Oaklands College Sports Academies; and Samuel Whitbread School.
Your Student Experience
  • You are taught by practising therapists, coaches and injury rehabilitation professionals as well as a highly experienced academic team.
  • Hear from visiting experts in the field of clinical exercise therapy and sport therapy.
  • Enhance your learning and build your experience through field trips to destinations such as Luton Town Football Club; Northampton Saints physio centre; and a ‘cadaver lab day’ at King’s College, London.
  • Put your skills into practice and broaden your employment opportunities via visits to local community projects; local health trusts; and venues offering exercise and rehabilitation sessions.
  • Benefit from the support of your own personal academic tutor who will guide and support you throughout your student journey.
  • Our Bedford campus is a small, thriving academic community where academic staff get to know you well.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications may be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Clinical Exercise Therapy (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS