Blackburn College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
If you have completed our Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies (or another suitable qualification, see Entry Requirements) you can progress on to this one year, full-time BSc (Hons) in Complementary and Integrative Health (Top Up) programme from the University of Cumbria which will enable you to gain an Honours degree with one additional year of full-time study.
The theme of integration threads throughout all modules on the programme, developing your understanding of how complementary therapies can be embedded into conventional care, and thus promoting thoroughly person-centred integrative practice.
The main consumers of complementary and integrative healthcare are those living with chronic illness and the programme’s modules equips students in understanding the complexity of living with these conditions as well as the pathophysiology and nutrition needs which will provide students with a broader knowledge-base of complementary and conventional healthcare practices.
Our BSc (Hons) Complementary and Integrative Health (Top Up) is ideal for those students who wish to broaden their knowledge of this growing industry. This is a one year full-time top-up degree developed in partnership with the University of Cumbria
The programme includes a combination of core and optional modules. One out of two optional modules will be chosen by students, one of which contains a practical element: Sports Therapy. A wide variety of core modules will also be studied, providing students with underpinning knowledge of many aspects of the complementary and sports therapy industries.
Global Complementary and Traditional Health
Advanced Pathophysiology and Nutrition
Sports Therapy (it is a pre-requisite that students must pass Level 5 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology, and Advanced Sports and Remedial Massage to undertake the optional Sports Therapy module).
Download the Programme Specification for BSc (Hons) Developing Practice in Complementary Therapies (Top Up). The Programme Specification will give you further information about the course structure and detailed information about the assessment you can expect during the course.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
If you have completed the FdSc Complementary Therapies programme at the University Centre, Blackburn College (UCBC), or have received any other related degree such as a foundation degree in Spa Management, Complementary Medicine, Sports Science, Homeopathy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery or Osteopathy from another institution, you can top up your qualification by studying this degree validated by the University of Cumbria. Prior to the course starting, you may be asked to attend an interview with the Partner Programme Leader at UCBC. The interview is designed so that both parties can ask relevant questions to determine suitability to attend the programme; this is particularly important if you wish to join the BSc (Hons) from previous study elsewhere. In this instance, the programme team will need to ensure that you have the relevant entry criteria for the course, especially if you wish to choose the Sports Therapy optional module.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|