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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Carmarthen Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

As the only Sports Therapy degree in Wales accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, this programme is designed to educate competent practitioners in all aspects of Sports Therapy.

The Graduate Sports Therapist can choose to work in private sports injury clinics or in professional/semi-professional sports within the UK or overseas.

Why choose this course?

  • The only sports therapy degree in Wales accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists.
  • Upon graduating, students will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work as part of a team or independently as a Graduate Sports Therapist.
  • In addition to the main skills required of a sports therapist, students will also gain the skills required to conduct fitness and health assessments and will have the opportunity to qualify as gym instructors and personal trainers.
  • Conducting and understanding research is also a key skill developed throughout the degree and students will be constantly challenged to critically review the latest research and conduct their own studies. In the final year, students will design and conduct their own research in a specialist area of their choice.
  • Teaching staff are experienced Graduate Sports Therapists, having worked in professional, semi-professional, national and international sports over a number of years.

Course Overview

A Graduate Sports Therapist is someone who is competent and capable of dealing with acute injuries pitchside, performing a clinical assessment to develop a diagnosis, and uses a variety of treatment methods, alongside sport-specific rehabilitation techniques, to get the athlete back to full sports participation.

Students will learn in dedicated sport therapy suites.

In the first year, students will learn the fundamental skills needed in the assessment of sports injuries, together with soft tissue techniques, including sports massage and pitchside first aid. Students will also have the opportunity to work as pitchside first aiders and gain clinical experience in our sports massage clinic. Alongside these sports therapy-specific modules, students will also study applied human physiology and personal training modules.

In the second year, students will be taught to complete a full examination and assessment of an injured player and make a diagnosis, treat the injury with manual therapy techniques and rehabilitate the athlete back to full sports participation.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from the degree will gain the title of Graduate Sport Therapists and will be eligible for full membership to the Society of Sport Therapists. They will also be able to apply for membership of the Register of Exercise professionals. As such, students are most suited to become practising Sport Therapists or health and fitness consultants. They may also progress on to postgraduate master's programmes.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 120

Students are expected to achieve 120 UCAS points with a focus on science-based subjects and physical education. Students are also required to have a minimum of Grade C in GCSE Mathematics, English and Science.


University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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