Do you have a passion for sport? Are you interested in a career ‘backstage’ where you can support elite athletes maintain their peak fitness and mobility? Whether it’s about competitive performance or simply having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those you work with, this course is perfect for anyone dreaming of a career in sports therapeutics. On this ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’ accredited course, you can expect industry-experienced lecturers, guest speakers, work placements and our state-of-the art human performance laboratory, to help boost your employability. Why study this subject? Working in Sports Therapy, you’ll be concerned with preventing injury and rehabilitating patients back to peak fitness. You’ll learn to be a confident and effective professional who is able to provide first class care to a range of sport, exercise and recreational participants. You could find yourself working with individual athletes and teams as part of a big organisation or running your own private practice – whatever you choose, this course will prepare you to succeed in your future career. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? This course is fully accredited by the professional body for Sports Therapy, ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’. As a student of BNU, you’ll have student membership to the society, paid for by the university. Membership will bring you added benefits as you study like access to the student members area of the websites and free access to the British Journal of Sports Medicine meaning you’ll have even more resource to support your studies. Following graduation, you’ll be eligible for professional registration with The Society of Sports Therapists which will help boost your professional profile to new clients and employers. This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. What facilities can I use You’ll have access to our Human Performance Lab which has been designed to enhance athletes by analysing their techniques to develop the most effective strength and conditioning regime. This facility will help you understand injury prevention and rehabilitation in a way that you won’t be able to get from a textbook. What will I study? This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in the broader area of sports medicine. You’ll learn how to diagnose injured athletes and treat them effectively. You’ll also explore the biomechanics of human movement. Physiology and functional anatomy. Over the three years you’ll spend at BNU, you’ll learn about human anatomy, health and exercise physiology, therapeutic interventions and data analysis. In your final year, you’ll also work closely with your personal tutor to dive more deeply into an area you’re passionate about to deliver your final dissertation project. Most Sports Therapists work as self-employed practitioners, so this course has been designed to combine therapy and business skills to give you the confidence and entrepreneurship you’ll need to start a small business. What are my career prospects? With our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree, you’ll be qualified to work as a sports therapist for professional teams, clubs and private clinics. You’ll be able to pursue a career in exercise management and rehabilitation, or as a physiotherapy assistant. Studying a course accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists also enables access to the additional training you’ll need to work in professional football and rugby. Alternatively, you may choose to further your studies at postgraduate level in an area like sports medicine, sports science and physiotherapy. BNU graduates might be interested in our postgraduate courses such as MSc Sports Performance or MSc Physiotherapy.
Year one Introduction to Sports Therapy Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Year two Human Anatomy Data Analysis in Sport and Exercise Essentials of Sports Therapy Introduction to Health Physiology Foundations of Exercise Physiology Foundations of Biomechanics Issues in Professional Practice Year three Assessment and Evaluation Applied Exercise Physiology Prevention and Rehabilitation of Injury 1 Research in Sport and Exercise Therapeutic Interventions Year four Advanced Sports Therapy Prevention and Rehabilitation of Injury 2 Professional Practice Research Dissertation Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship
Each module will have its own assessment criteria, but you’ll largely be working on presentations, vivas, reports and essays, case studies, work-related and practical assessments.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Society of Sports Therapists
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships
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