Want to help injured athletes recover from injury? This challenging sport and exercise therapy degree will help provide you with the essential clinical skills and judgement you need to secure an exciting career working with athletes, sports teams and more.
This highly practical course is specifically tailored to help students secure a rich and interesting career in this area. Students have plenty of chances to develop essential clinical skills in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants, as well as the opportunity to acquire industry-specific fitness (REPs) and coaching (NGB) qualifications.
Students also learn a combination of injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, management treatment and referral, rehabilitation and education, with a specific focus on applications within a sport and exercise setting. The varied nature of this course has the potential to open a wide range of career opportunities upon graduation.
The course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, this means students can become an accredited member of the society on graduating – demonstrating standards of knowledge and competence that are professionally recognised and recommended.
What does this course lead to?
Sports and exercise therapists play an integral part in the sporting industry. Their role is to help prevent injuries, treat them through immediate care if they should occur, and plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
As popularity and participation in sport grows, there is increasing demand for talented graduates with the specialist knowledge they need to help athletes recover faster, more effectively and without long-term side-effects. Sport centres, gyms, professional athletes and sports teams in everything from swimming to Premiership football regularly employ their own in-house sport and exercise therapists, and the industry is expanding steadily.
Who is this course for?
This popular course is well-suited to those interested in how the body works, and how this applies in a sporting context.
The practical elements of the course will appeal to those looking to gain hands-on experience in dealing with the treatment of sporting injuries, as well as prevention and rehabilitation.