Exeter College

Sports Therapy Exeter College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth


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Sports therapy is becoming increasingly popular and this programme integrates academic learning and the development of practical skills to an advanced level. There is a strong emphasis on practical experience and a range of activities that encourage an understanding of well established principles. The focus of sports therapy is on the inception of an injury through to rehabilitation, with underpinning knowledge of applied scientific aspects such as anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. The course is accredited through the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO) and validated and awarded by the University of St Mark & St John. As part of the course you
will run a sports massage and sports injury clinic internal to the college and you will be involved in working with Sports Academy students pitch side at training and competitions. There are also external speakers and courses to develop your employability skills.

You could progress to the University of St Mark & St John and study Sports Therapy Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in the third year, or you have the opportunity to progress on to any Honours Degree related to Sport. Previous graduates have secured employment in the industry by working with sports clubs and teams, working in sports therapy clinics, becoming self-employed sports therapists or lecturing. It is also possible to progress on to masters level study.

Course details

Assessment method

You will learn through lectures, seminars, practical sessions, lab sessions and group work. The majority of the programme is assessed through practical exams, written reports, presentations, practical sessions, case studies and seminars. There are some timed assessments and examinations. Exeter College’s new Sports Hall has a brand new Sports Therapy Clinic where students will have the majority of their lessons and run the clinic.

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 code BC36
Institution code E81
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points You will need 64 UCAS tariff points including GCSE grade C or above in English Language and maths (or equivalent). Please note, an A Level in General Studies does not count towards the 64 UCAS tariff points. GCSE science at grade C or above (or equivalent) is desirable. Level 3 qualifications need to be in an appropriate discipline e.g. BTEC National Diploma in Sport, AS Level/A Level subjects to include one of physical education (PE), psychology, biology, sociology, or other qualifications such as NVQ3, CYQ, massage qualification etc. You will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,995 Year 1
England £6,995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,995 Year 1
Scotland £6,995 Year 1
Wales £6,995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Exeter College
St Davids Building
Hele Road

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