Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)





Start this course in February 2018.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

About the course

Over 50% of this course focuses on developing your practical skills so you become a confident, competent and professional clinician in today’s sports therapy environment; from the NHS to private clinics, sports clubs and teams or in your own business.

You will study human anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical management skills, sports science and clinical biomechanics

You will develop your clinical skills in our in-house sports massage clinics and externally within sports clubs, teams, local hospitals and clinics, and undertake an independent research project in your final year.

The University of Bedfordshire is proud to be the only Higher Education institution in the UK to be recognised as an Educational Member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) alongside chartered members which include Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine and the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers.

The vision of the WFATT is to be a coalition of healthcare professionals in the fields of sport, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment. The primary objective of the WFATT is to promote the highest quality of health care and functional activity through the collaborative efforts of its chartered members, educational members and members.



Sports Therapy - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - CB63
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Sports Therapy with Professional Practice Year - BSc (Hons)

  • This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits. You gain practical experience and build your CV, as well as being a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers.

    There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free.

    *Only available to UK/EU students.

Sports Therapy with Foundation Year - BSc (Hons)

  • Our degree with a Foundation year provides a supportive way for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

    On the Foundation year you will study for three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

    There is a £500 Foundation Year Bursary available to UK students starting September 2017.

    More information about Sports Therapy with foundation year





Why choose this course?

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?



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How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.


  • For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

    Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

    T: +44 (0)1582 743500
    E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

    We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

  • Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

An interest in sport and good communication skills are desirable.

In addition to meeting our academic requirements you will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Screening (DBS) and may be required to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) depending on the outcome of current reviews.

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Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Extra costs for this course

For this course you will need to have appropriate clothing and equipment. We estimate that the total spend to be around £500.

Sports Therapy uniform

  • T-shirt x 3
  • Hoodie
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Waterproofs for pitch side

Specialist equipment

  • Massage couch and cover (optional)
  • Towels
  • Reflex hammer
  • Goniometer
  • Tape
  • Massage oil
  • Couch roll

Travel costs

During your Sports Therapy studies you will undertake a range of supervised placements. There will be travel costs associated with these placements.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.

Facilities

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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