The Course

Sports and Exercise Therapy is a strand of healthcare that specifically focuses on the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of patients back to optimal levels of occupational, functional and sports specific fitness.

The programme has roots within the core disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science but with specific skills and knowledge developed to work with clinical and non-clinical populations to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. 

This is an applied programme that is aligned to vocational skills, knowledge and abilities that are mapped to the industry standards of proficiency. These industry-identified core competencies will be combined with an opportunity to access specialist sport & exercise therapy education and training, an academic underpinning, and transferable skills for the workplace. On graduation you will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment within a range of sport and exercise therapy and rehabilitation settings. 

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  • What you Study

    Year 1

    • Functional Anatomy
    • Physiology for Sport & Exercise Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Treatment
    • Exercise Therapy
    • Academic & Professional Development
    • Research Skills

    Year 2

    • Biomechanics
    • Peripheral Musculoskeletal Assessment
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Peripheral Mobilisations
    • Professional Practice & Development
    • Research Methods

    Year 3

    • Advanced Assessment & Treatment
    • Advanced Fitness Conditioning
    • Sport Trauma Management
    • Professional Practice & Development 2
    • Dissertation
  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants will have a minimum of 104 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others. You will also require GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification and a relevant academic reference.

  • Contact Time

    Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

  • Learning and Teaching Approach

    This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars / practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centered approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

  • How You're Assessed

    Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, short answer exams, poster presentations, coaching practical, case studies, presentations and independent projects. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

  • Careers

    On graduation you will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment within a range of sport and exercise therapy and rehabilitation settings.

  • Equipment / Additional Costs

    Bishop Burton Sports Kit is available for purchase from our online shop at the student’s discretion. (The cost will vary depending on kit purchased; approximate cost £100). A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning. A range of additional qualifications, short courses and study tours / trips may be offered at additional cost. On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.

  • How to Apply

    Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code STSR. Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the programme remains open.

  • Download Programme Guide

    Download our guide to find out more about the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation programme.

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