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Sports and Exercise Therapy FdSc



What will I learn?

**This course is accredited by the University of Warwick****OVERVIEW****From working alongside professional footballers to treating sports injuries in a clinic, qualified sports and exercise therapists are in demand across the sports, health and leisure industries. Our specialist Sports and Exercise Therapy foundation degree combines academic learning with developing your practical sports and exercise therapy skills to an advanced level, opening up a wide range of career options when you graduate.**Having developed your understanding of the therapist’s role, the science of sports and exercise therapy and rehabilitation techniques, you will have a vast array of opportunities to gain experience putting your training to the test in the real world. Our past students have gained prestigious placements with Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and with the Scottish Rugby Union at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Six Nations, as well as working for a host of other prolific sports clubs, organisations and events. You will also have the chance to work in University College Birmingham’s cutting-edge sports facilities, including our sports injury/massage clinics and our Human Performance Centre on campus.During your studies, you can gain a variety of further industry qualifications including sports massage and first aid. On completing our Sports and Exercise Therapy course, you will also be qualified to join the industry’s professional body, The Society of Sports Therapists.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placements** – Build invaluable professional work experience through a variety of placement opportunities – past students have worked with top-level football and rugby clubs and national sports teams- **Practical application** – Put your therapy skills into practice in our on-campus clinics and at major sporting events, such as the London Marathon and Ride Across Britain- **Enrichment** – Enjoy a variety of industry trips and events including St George’s Park, King’s College London/Wembley Stadium and our annual Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Conference, as well as having opportunities to complete additional qualifications (Lubas FASE 1 and 2, ITEC Level 4 massage)- **Award-winning university** – Study at the University of the Year offering the best Student Support in the UK (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022)**FACILITIES**Our students train in our clinics which provide a variety of services to professional athletes, students and members of the public. The clinics feature equipment including ultrasound/electrotherapy equipment, a rehabilitation area and fully-equipped gym.You will also have use of our Human Performance Centre, featuring the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, an anti-gravity treadmill and more. We also share the £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**PLACEMENTS**Placements are a requirement of The Society of Sports Therapists, so we encourage students on our course to gain work experience throughout your studies, working on placement with professional sports therapists.Employers we have worked with include the Scotland Rugby team, Team Scotland, Aston Villa FC, Leicester Tigers RFC, West Bromwich Albion Ladies FC, West Midlands Fire Service and Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge (physiotherapy department).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Sports therapist- Sports physiotherapist- Occupational therapist- Personal trainer- Health promotion specialist- Higher education lecturerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.- **Please

Which department am I in?

Sport and Nutrition - FdA/FdSc

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,608) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023


University College Birmingham

Summer Row,


B3 1JB, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham provides specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, many of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham

  • Based in the heart of the city of Birmingham
  • Award-winning facilities
  • Accreditation by the University of Birmingham
  • Smaller than average university providing a friendly community

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