Responding to the growing demand for Sports Therapists for injury prevention and rehabilitation

As part of our ongoing work with the University of Worcester, we are pleased to announce that the Black Country and Marches IOT will be delivering the BSc in Sports Therapy from September 2023. Delivered by the University’s fantastic team, the course covers a wide range of skills relating to Sports Therapy, including Functional Anatomy, Sports Massage, Psychology and Nutrition, Thermotherapies and Electrotherapy.

Students will gain experience in massage clinics, sports injury clinics, at external events working alongside University sports teams, and first aiding at various events. This wealth of practical experience alongside the theory and skills will help develop local students into competent and professional Graduate Sports Therapists.

Managing Director of the Black Country and Marches IOT, Georgina Barnard, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for people in the Black Country. By working with the University of Worcester, we’re able to bring this excellent programme to young people in Dudley who might want to stay local while studying their degree. This is the first of many collaborations with the University and we’re excited to drive the partnership forward.”

Mick Donovan, Pro Vice Chancellor Partnerships at the University of Worcester, commented: “We are really excited about the prospect of working with students from the Black Country and seeing them go on to support local clubs and athletes as they make progress during the course. There is a growing demand for sports therapists as injury prevention and rehabilitation within sport is clearly a priority for all sports participants. The Black Country is a ‘hot bed’ for sport and the introduction of this course is very timely.”

For more information on the course, and to register your interest, please click here.

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