Study Therapeutic abroad

About this subject

  • About this subject
  • Is this the course for me?
  • Careers prospects
  • Studying Therapeutic Practice
  • Where to study?

Therapeutic practices are concerned with treating the overall well-being of an individual as a whole, It covers a wide range of medical, complementary practices that not only focus on the physical conditions of the human body, but also spiritual and spiritual welfare. Those wishing to practice within this field will find their career to be rewarding but, although the industry isn’t heabily regulate, it is vital to study on an appropriate programme before pursuing a career within this specific sector.

Is this the course for me?

Are you interested in the therapeutic science? Is working with people to help improve their welfare something that interests you ? If so, then perhaps studying a Therapeutic course would be the perfect course of study for you.

However, the majority of therapy courses are practical in terms of the programme content. Most courses will also expect students to develop their skills through industry work experience as part of the course or in an extra-curricular capacity as well as attending lectures and seminars to enhance theoretical knowledge of the human body.

Careers prospects

Many individuals with therapeutic qualifications will end up working in health spas and salons providing therapeutic treatments, however, given the varied nature of the course, there are other alternative options. Some graduates in this particular area will pursue careers within the complementary health sector providing treatments such as acupuncture and may even find themselves working alongside medical organisations such as the NHS.

Studying Therapeutic Practice

For the most part a Therapeutic course will last approximately three years at undergraduate level, although there may be the option to extend the course in order to spend a year gaining work experience within the sector. There are also a number of shorter courses available for those who do not wish to study for this length of time.

A post-graduate course of study will last for a minimum of a year and those wishing to apply for a place on the course should have a 2:1 qualification in a related academic discipline, or relevant industry-related work experience. Those wishing to study for the undergraduate degree will need 3 A-levels or equivalent in a related subject.

If you are a non-native speakers of English, you will still be considered for this course. Candidates will be expected to sit an IELTS test and score a minimum of 6.0 – 6.5 before embarking on any particular course of study within this field in order to demonstrate that there are no language barriers.

Where to study?

One of the most important considerations when choosing a University is its location. Most courses last a minimum of a year, so pick a place of study that is located in an area that suits your personality. Just because you’re not a party animal, doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun, but it does mean that you should choose an establishment where there are plenty of student activities that take place during the day in alternative locations to the student bar!

A lot of new graduates use their work placements in order to find jobs upon graduation. Working in a city centre for a large company will increase your chances of post-graduate employment, particularly if you have a proven record for being a reliable employee. It is also vital that you ask yourself which area of beauty fascinates you the most. Different courses will offer different modules of study – so it is important that you have a vague idea as to the career path you are looking to take once you graduate.

Your university location will have a significant impact upon your future prospects within the jobs market. You should try and find a location which will not only make you happy, but will provide you with as much experience as possible. If you’ve the option, try and study at a University located in a city with a thriving beauty industry. Not only will the university be more likely to have better teaching facilities, but finding term-time placements will be easier which will contribute towards your degree.

Similarly check that you can afford the cost of the course fees. If you’re struggling there are a number of scholarships and bursaries available to students.. Different courses will have different entry requirements, so make sure you meet all of these before wasting an application!

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