Sports Therapy is a rapidly developing area of healthcare, with the public and sporting population becoming increasingly aware of the requirements to care for their bodies from a health and exercise perspective. This does mean that they are more at risk of injury. By studying this course you could become part of this profession working with elite athletes, in the NHS, or as part of your own Sports Therapy business.
This part-time, two year master's degree offers sports science (or similar) graduates the opportunity to develop the practical and theoretical skills to become a graduate Sports Therapist. On successful completion of this masters you will be entitled to become a member of The Society of Sports Therapists and able to practice as a Sports Therapist in your chosen field of specialism.
You can choose to study our MSc Sports Therapy either full-time or part-time.
What will this course cover?
Sports Therapy is based on five pillars of competency:
- recognition and evaluation
- management, treatment and referral
- education and professional practice issues
This course has been designed around these five pillars and in accordance with the educational competencies of a Sports Therapist as set by The Society of Sports Therapists. The degree will take you through the ability to deal with an injury from the point of trauma (including a trauma management qualification) to assessment and diagnosis, followed by development of a full therapeutic treatment and exercise rehabilitation plan to return the patient back to their previous level of sport or exercise.
This course is fully accredited by the professional body for Sports Therapy - ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’. As a student of Bucks, you will have student membership of The Society of Sports Therapists - paid for by the University. This brings added benefits to the study of your course including access to the student members area of the website and free access to the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Following graduation, you’ll be eligible for professional registration with The Society of Sports Therapists and for insurance to practice.
What are the course entry requirements?
This course is aimed at sports science graduates. Graduates should ideally hold a degree with a 2:1 classification in a relevant subject such as sport or exercise science (lower classifications will be considered based on experience). Some experience of working in the healthcare industry would be beneficial.
You will be interviewed by a member of the course team. If you do not meet the entry requirements a member of the course team will be able to advise you regarding additional training you may undertake at the university or outside in order to be eligible for the course.
You will also need to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Year 1 Modules
- Injury Assessment and Management
- Research Methods for Sports Therapy
- Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
- Tissue and Pain Management
Year 2 Modules
- Manual Therapy
- Sports Injuries Work Experience
- Sports Therapy Research Dissertation
How much does it cost
Part Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £4,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks