Why study this course?
Our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s designed to help you enter an undergraduate degree in sports therapy if you don’t hold the necessary requirements or traditional qualifications to begin the standard three-year course. We’ll introduce you to the field of sports therapy and explore how it relates to physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching.
On graduation you’ll receive the same title and award as students on the standard three-year course.
This course received a 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020.
More about this course
On our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course, you’ll gain an excellent understanding of how sports therapists assess, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries in order to help increase performance or prevent injury. A particular feature of the course is that you’ll also get hands-on experience through our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to the public for consultation and treatment.
During your foundation year the focus will be on providing you with the study skills and fundamental scientific knowledge that will help you prepare for the subsequent three years of your studies. You’ll receive excellent support from tutors and services at the University, which will help you to succeed academically and prepare you for a career after graduation.
The foundation year will be shared with students from other specialisms within the School of Human Sciences, which will present the perfect opportunity to meet other students and learn about other scientific disciplines.
After your foundation year you will join students on the standard three-year course, studying the same content and having the same module choices. To find out more about the subsequent three years of your study visit the Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) course page. If at the end of your foundation year you’d like to change your specialism there will be some flexibility to do so.
Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations, exams and a final year dissertation.
This degree is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST). The SST provides student insurance throughout the degree and graduates will qualify to become members and purchase their public liability insurance from the SST.
Where this course can take you
Completion of this four-year course will open doors for a career within a public, commercial or scientific setting.
Our graduates have gone on to work for Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC and high-profile private clinics. Some of our graduates have also opened their own practices.
There is also the option of further study at postgraduate level with our Sports Therapy MSc course.
What is a degree with a foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.