Sports Therapy Extended Degree - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for the Sports Therapy BSc (Hons). We'll introduce you to the field of sports therapy and explore how it relates to physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching.
The Sports Therapy Extended Degree includes a foundation year (Year 0), designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying sports therapy at undergraduate level.
Throughout the four-year course, you'll gain an excellent understanding of how sports therapists assess, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries or dysfunction, in order to help increase sports performance or prevent injury. A particular feature of the course is that you also get hands-on experience through our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to the public for consultation and treatment. Once you have completed the foundation year, the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy course is then accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST).
The programme is run by experienced staff with excellent links to national and local sports organisations, and is carefully designed to be supportive and motivating and to build confidence and academic ability as well as an understanding of what academic study involves. Some of our excellent teaching staff include academic leader Nick Gardiner, who has written for a prestigious sports medicine publication.
Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.
The Sports Science BSc (Hons) is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST). The SST provides student insurance throughout the degree and graduates will qualify to become members and purchase their public liability insurance from the SST.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma) but may not have achieved the appropriate grades to immediately join a BSc programme
- English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas
Other applicants may have Level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas eg Biology and Chemistry, which are required to study for BSc programmes in the School of Human Sciences.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
The first year of this extended degree (Year 0) is a modular course that runs over two semesters. In each semester, all full-time students enrol on four modules. Year 0 can also be studied part-time over two years.
Year 0 (Level 3) core topics include:
- Scientific Studies
- Nutrition and Sports Science
Modules at levels 4, 5 and 6 can be found on the Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) course page.
Completion of the Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) course leads to careers in the scientific or commercial worlds or in the public sector. Our students have gone on to work for Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, high profile private clinics as well as many students setting up their own successful practices.
There is also the option of further study at postgraduate level with our Sports Therapy MSc course.
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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News and success stories
A Sports Therapy professional has contributed to a leading trade publication, drawing on his personal experience with a debilitating sporting injury.
Meet the team
Christopher ChamberlinPhotograph of male staff member Christopher Chamberlin
James DavisPhotograph of James Davis
Nick GardinerPhotograph of Nick Gardiner
Roger GossettPhotograph of Roger Gossett
Karl GraingerPhotograph of Karl Grainger
Ian GummeryPhotograph of Ian Gummery.
Joanna Jenkins (neé Baker)Photograph of Joanna Jenkins.
Kat PaicePhotograph of female lecturer Kat Paice.
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