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Sports Therapy

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 necessary to provide the best care, management and rehabilitation for sport and recreational participants, regardless of age and ability.  It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and, where applicable, work. 

You will gain competencies in: 

  • Proving immediate care of sports trauma and basic life support 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.
  • 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. Modules are supported by the latest research findings.

For more information on course content, please see our course page.

For application queries, please contact our admissions team.