What will I learn?

Our dynamic four-year full time MSci offers you an opportunity to develop clinical skills and musculoskeletal expertise. You will be able to work as an autonomous sports therapist, or as a member of the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team, with athletes of all levels of ability, ranging from recreational to international. You can choose to apply for the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy or the MSci. The BSc has the same modules in the first two years and if in your second year you reach a certain attainment level, you can transfer to the MSci.

Completion of the MSci confers eligibility for full membership of ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’.

The aim of the programme is to broaden and deepen your understanding of sports therapy through the academic study of sports medicine and sports science.

As a sports therapist you are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team that is necessary to provide the best care, injury management and rehabilitation for both sporting and non-sporting participants regardless of age and ability.

The course utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and, where applicable, work.

In your third year you will work with injured students and staff in the University for 60 hours in your third year and a further 140 hours outside of University in a professional sports club or organisation. You will have the option to look after a team, but it is not compulsory.

You will gain competencies in:

  • First aid to injuries in a recreational, training and competitive environment
  • Examination and assessment of sports injuries (spinal and peripheral joints) and where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention
  • Planning and implementing appropriate treatment regimes for the injured athlete
  • Soft tissue manipulation and sports massage pre and post-activity
  • Manual therapy and mobilisation and manipulation techniques to the spinal and peripheral joints
  • The rehabilitation of the patient/athlete back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness
  • Utilising sports and exercise principles to optimise preparation and injury prevention programmes
  • Electrotherapy including modalities such as ultrasound, interferential, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and laser

The degree also contains the study of sports science, essential elements for a practitioner prescribing exercise. These include knowledge of human anatomy, cellular and exercise physiology, sports psychology, sports biomechanics and sports nutrition.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Sport and Allied Health

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,491) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester

Bishop Otter Campus,

College Lane,

Chichester,

West Sussex,

PO19 6PE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students also need High School Diploma with GPA minimum 3.0 Plus 550 in SATS or APT with scores of minimum 3 in at least 2 subjects, or ACT with average 26.

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

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