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:
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 modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
Assessment: Coursework 1(a series of in-class tests) 75% + Coursework 2 (a presentation) 25% [Pass on aggregate]
This module introduces students to key biochemical concepts to provide a foundation for subsequent study in the Applied Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Molecular & Pharmaceutical Science subject areas at Level 4.
This module introduces students to key concepts of cell biology and human physiology to provide a foundation for subsequent study of biological subjects at Level 4.
This module will introduce important ideas and concepts in fundamental chemistry that will allow students to study scientific subjects at level 4.
The module introduces students to the application of the science of nutrition and sport in health and disease. It intends to offer a general insight into each area; students will discover the key concepts of nutritional and sport science.
The module will provide a greater understanding thereby allowing students with little or no sport or nutritional science background to progress to undertake a degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Sport Science or Sports Therapy at level 4.
This module will introduce (i) the basic mathematical concepts needed to succeed on any science degree course; (ii) basic laboratory techniques related to life science modules, designed to support and re-inforce theoretical syllabus content; (iii) study skills to prepare students for future studies. The practical section will reinforce safe practice in the laboratory environment and introduce laboratory record keeping. The mathematics section will be taught using equations relevant to biology and chemistry to encourage connections between disciplines to be made. Supporting material will be available on-line; tutorial sessions will focus on practising mathematical techniques. Formative online pre-laboratory session questions will prepare the students in advance for the practical in question. Formative exercises in the form of minitests will be carried out during tutorial sessions to reinforce the previous lecture.
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:
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.
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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Apply to us for September 2018
It's not too late to start this course in September.
Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy - simply call our Clearing hotline on .
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.
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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“As a sports therapy student I am aware that a major career opportunity for me is starting my own business,” says student Lionel Stone.