Sports Therapy BSC (HONS)

in Medical Engineering & Healthcare

Sports Therapy BSC (HONS)


3 Years (starting September 2023)


Please see the University of Worcester Student Finance page for further details.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley Apply Now

Delivery Partners
University of Worcester

Delivery Model

Full Time

Entry Requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points to include an A2 in either PE or Human Biology; or a BTEC in Sport or a Sports Related area such as Health that include Anatomy and Physiology units, plus GCSE (C/4) in English and Mathematics.

Access to Higher Education Diploma accepted.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as CRB, is required for this course. Successful candidates will also be required to complete a medical questionnaire.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited for interview.

Occupational Profile

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course.

What modules will I study?

Year 1:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Sports Massage, Examination and Assessment
  • Study Skills for Sports Therapists
  • First Aid and Thermotherapies
  • The Exercising Human for Sports Therapists

Year 2:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Research Process for Sports Therapists
  • Psychology and Nutrition for Sports Therapists
  • Electrotherapy and Taping
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Joint Assessment (Clinical Special Tests)

Year 3:

  • Sports Therapy Independent Research Project
  • Sports Therapy in Action
  • Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development and Employability for Sports Therapists
  • Advanced Sports Therapy

Throughout both the Sports Therapy MSci and Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) courses there are opportunities for students to gain additional qualifications if they do not already hold them.

The Level 2 Emergency First Aid, AED and Level 3 Trauma Management qualifications are included in the tuition fee.

Training and Development Summary

You will gain a solid working knowledge of all areas of Sports Therapy, including; anatomy, human movement and biomechanics, physiology, exercise programme prescription, nutrition, sports psychology, trauma management Injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Work based learning is integral to the course and you will gain experience throughout your time with us in massage clinics, sports injury clinics, at external events, working alongside University sports teams, first aiding at various events and throughout a double module of clinical placement running across the final year. The wealth of practical experience alongside the theory and skills you will gain throughout the course will help to develop you into a competent and professional Graduate Sports Therapist ready for membership of the Society of Sports Therapy and employment.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

Employability is one of the key strengths of the Sports Therapy course at Worcester. 87.5% of our graduates were employed or in further study eighteen months after graduation in 2018/19. From those that were employed, 83.3% were in high or medium skilled roles.

Graduates from our Sports Therapy degree can follow a number of career paths including:

  • Graduate Sports Therapist at a sports club or with a team
  • Working in private practice as a therapist within fitness and leisure complexes
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Further study to progress your career in sports therapy

The course also provides a sound basis for a variety of postgraduate courses in sports science, sports medicine or PGCE teaching qualification.

How will I be assessed?

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which is graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include traditional laboratory reports, practical examinations and video-based assessments. A typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:

Year 1

Laboratory Reports, Literature Review, Practical Examinations, Online Examinations, an Anatomy Spotter Exam, a Video Presentation, an exercise-based portfolio and completion of hours in the Sports Massage Clinics.

Year 2

Online Examinations, Practical Examinations, Leaflets designed to inform Athletes, a Video-based submission, a Literature Review, Small Group Presentation, completion of a research-based Ethics Form, a Scientific Report, a small Project and completion of hours in the Sports Massage Clinics.

Year 3

Research Project, Practical Examination, Trauma Examination, Online Examinations, Professional Practice and Reflective portfolios, Business Plan Presentation, Job Application, Presentations, a Skills-Based competency document and completion of hours from internal and external placements.

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