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Course Level:Undergraduate
Next Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: Bedford Campus
Attendance: Full-time
UCAS Code:C630

About the Course

This industry-accredited course is designed to give you the high-quality, profession-specific training you need to be able to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat sports- and physical activity-related injuries. Your learning is hands-on with over 400 hours of practice placement across a range of settings.

The degree focuses on developing your practical skills while teaching you how to apply theory to underpin clinical reasoning. Study and practice areas may include gym instruction, sports massage and manual therapies as well as anatomy, biomechanics, human physiology and different types of injury.

You put your leaCIMSPArning into practice via case scenarios; on-site practice opportunities; work-based placement with industry experts, some of whom are graduates of this course; and student learning trips. You may work with professional athletes, members of the public and University staff as well as fellow students to improve quality of life and return to normal physical function.

Why choose this course?
  • On successful completion, you can apply to become a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR) on the Professional Standards Authority’s accredited register, held by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)
  • As a Higher Education Partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), our courses allow you to work towards many sport and physical activity professional standards
  • You use industry-standard equipment and techniques in our state-of-the-art learning environment that includes purpose-built sport and exercise science labs; a Human Performance Centre; and an on-site sports injury and rehabilitation clinic
  • You complete a minimum of 400 hours of practice placement in a range of different settings from elite professional sports teams to private clinics and independent practitioners
  • You benefit from learning a range of transferable skills valued by employers

Course Leader - Mick Dwyer

I have been Sports Therapy science 2006 in a number of educational settings since I qualified with a degree in Sports & Exercise Science with History from the University of Liverpool in 2001, I re-entered as a student to Higher Education in 2003, in the then named University of Luton, to complete a BSc in Sports Therapy by 2006. With a PGCE, and MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, I have developed a keen interest in the Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training and the beneficial adaptation to athlete recovery through rehabilitation.

 
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Units

  • Anatomy And Biomechanics (SPO049-1) Compulsory
  • Gym Instruction (STH009-1) Compulsory
  • Human Physiology (SPO084-1) Compulsory
  • Normal Anatomical Structure And Function (STH010-1) Compulsory
  • Reading And Interpreting Research (STH002-1) Compulsory
  • Sports Massage (STH007-1) Compulsory
  • Structural Assessment And Professional Practice (STH008-1) Compulsory
  • Altered Anatomical Structure And Function (STH005-2) Compulsory
  • Management Of Lower Extremity Injuries (STH012-2) Compulsory
  • Management Of Upper Extremity Injuries (STH013-2) Compulsory
  • Manual Therapies (STH007-2) Compulsory
  • Physiology For Training (STH008-2) Compulsory
  • Planning And Conducting Research (STH009-2) Compulsory
  • Professional Practice (STH010-2) Compulsory
  • Advanced Manual Therapies (STH004-3) Compulsory
  • Clinical Exercise (STH007-3) Compulsory
  • Clinical Practice And Business (STH008-3) Compulsory
  • Corrective Exercise (STH009-3) Compulsory
  • Dissertation For Sport Science And Physical Activity (SPO051-3) Compulsory
  • Sport Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation (STH012-3) Compulsory

Lectures seek to provide students with underpinning theoretical research informed knowledge to allow them to critically justify their clinically reasoned injury treatment and rehabilitation strategies.

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Our students say our courses, teaching and support are a winning combination, that’s why we are 51st out of 122 for Sport in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

We’re 12th for employability because our courses get you a degree-level job.

We have more one-to-one time for you which is why we are in the top 10 for staff/student ratio.

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 introduced a new tariff for courses 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 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • 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 view 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.

 

 

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 introduced a new tariff for courses 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 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • 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 view 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.

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After graduation of this course, you’ll be ready for a rewarding and challenging role in sports therapy and rehabilitation. You’ll be fully trained and ready to operate as an injury and exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness specialist. You’ll also be capable of working in multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23 is £13,500 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £9,250 per year. 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2023/24 is £14,900 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23 is £13,500 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £9,250 per year. 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2023/24 is £14,900 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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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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 as an International student

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 as an International student