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Sports Therapy (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s designed to help you enter an undergraduate degree in sports therapy if you don’t hold the necessary requirements or traditional qualifications to begin the standard three-year course. We'll introduce you to the field of sports therapy and explore how it relates to physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching.

On graduation you’ll receive the same title and award as students on the standard three-year course.

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More about this course

On our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course, you'll gain an excellent understanding of how sports therapists assess, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries in order to help increase performance or prevent injury. A particular feature of the course is that you’ll also get hands-on experience through our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to the public for consultation and treatment.

During your foundation year the focus will be on providing you with the study skills and fundamental scientific knowledge that will help you prepare for the subsequent three years of your studies. You’ll receive excellent support from tutors and services at the University, which will help you to succeed academically and prepare you for a career after graduation.

The foundation year will be shared with students from other specialisms within the School of Human Sciences, which will present the perfect opportunity to meet other students and learn about other scientific disciplines.

After your foundation year you will join students on the standard three-year course, studying the same content and having the same module choices. To find out more about the subsequent three years of your study visit the Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) course page. If at the end of your foundation year you’d like to change your specialism there will be some flexibility to do so.


Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations, exams and a final year dissertation.

Professional accreditation

This degree 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.

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UCAS code CB65
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Entry requirements

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.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition and Sports Science
  • Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Foundations of Sports Therapy
  • Human Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Human Physiology and Training Principles
  • Sports Research Skills

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Peripheral Manual Therapy
  • Sport Rehabilitation
  • Sports Science Research Methods
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Practical Delivery in Coaching and Teaching
  • Psychological Factors in Sport: Individual Differences

Example Year 3 modules include: 

  • Advanced Sports Therapy
  • Business Developments in Health Sciences
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation
  • Sports Therapy Work Placement
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Principles of Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete

After the course

Completion of this four-year course will open doors for a career within a public, commercial or scientific setting.

Our graduates have gone on to work for Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC and high-profile private clinics. Some of our graduates have also opened their own practices.

There is also the option of further study at postgraduate level with our Sports Therapy MSc course.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

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

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Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

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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