University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Course summary

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This course prepares you for directing patients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports-specific fitness. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

  • ACCREDITATION: Accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, this course gives you the opportunity to become a member of the Society, and upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for full membership as a graduate sports therapist.
  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: Under their expert supervision, you will work with clinics and sports teams through 200 hours of placement, giving you plenty of opportunity to get the applied experience that employers demand.
  • IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE: You will be able to create injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes, and provide assessments and treatments in recreational, training and competitive settings to direct patients back to optimum levels of performance/fitness.
  • ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To enhance your CV, you’ll have the chance to gain additional qualifications such as the Pitchside First Aid Qualification.
  • SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING: You'll understand the rehabilitation process, including manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy and sports massage.
  • EXPERT TEACHING: Our teaching team has vast professional experience in sports therapy and rehabilitation. Staff have built extensive links with sports clubs and provide expert consultancy to elite track and field athletes, golfers and professional footballers.
  • FACILITIES: Refine your skills in our sport therapy clinical teaching rooms and laboratories, housed in our specialist Sports Centre.
  • Offering a blend of science and practice, the course prepares you for the challenges of sport therapy and rehabilitation. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the human body in terms of anatomy and movement. You’ll also cover all aspects of the rehabilitation process, including manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy, and sports massage. By working with clients under expert supervision, you’ll be ready to practise effectively once you graduate. Fieldtrips and work placements will also broaden your outlook. There are opportunities to visit sporting events such as 10 kilometre runs, half marathons and golf tournaments to see the work of the sports therapist at first hand.
  • After graduation, you’ll be equipped for a rewarding and challenging role in sports therapy and rehabilitation. Because our course is aligned to the professional guidelines set out by The Society of Sports Therapists, you’ll be fully prepared to operate as an injury and exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness specialist. If you want to take your knowledge of sport to the next level, this degree also acts as a gateway to postgraduate study.
  • This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.
  • This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC630
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.
A level ABB At least a grade C in either PE or Biology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C(or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation at University of Derby - UCAS