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Sport and Exercise Therapy with Placement BSc (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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UCAS CODE: SET2

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This dynamic sport and exercise therapy degree will help provide you with the essential professional skills and musculoskeletal expertise you will need to secure an exciting career working with athletes, sports teams and more. The scope of practice is not limited to sporting injuries alone; we treat all musculoskeletal injuries including chronic and work-related injuries.We utilise the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to ensure that you can return your patients to their previous levels of training, competition and where applicable, work.This highly practical course is specifically tailored for you to study a combination of sports therapy and sport and exercise science modules, which will include acute sports trauma management, innovative examination and assessment techniques, therapeutic exercise prescription, interventions to reduce the risk of injury, return to or monitoring of sports specific fitness, fundamental principles of how to coach/instruct in sporting and exercise settings, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy, exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology and biomechanics.You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a placement year at a professional sporting club or organisation for a complete season/performance cycle. The programme has excellent links with professional sporting clubs and organisations. This hands-on practical course is delivered in state-of-the-art facilities by internationally renowned research and clinically active staff.When you graduate with a BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Therapy you will be eligible to apply for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists.Employability is embedded in the course at every level. The content has been designed to prepare you for working as a graduate sports therapist and many of our modules will allow you the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills in order to enhance your job prospects. There are opportunities to gain an industry-accredited Gym Instructor Award, or NGB coaching awards. You’re guaranteed a learning experience that maximises your skill development, enhances your CV and helps build a strong foundation for an exciting career. Opportunity to acquire industry-specific fitness (REPs) and discounted coaching (NGB) qualifications as you study. The broad, practical subjects you’ll study help build a strong foundation for an exciting career.**What does this course lead to?**The occupational title following graduation is that of sports therapist, which has a clearly defined scope of practice. As a graduate sports therapist, who is a member of The Society of Sports Therapists you’ll be an allied health professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to: - Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes - Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training, occupational and competitive environment - Assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for further advice and intervention - Provide appropriate manual therapy and psychosocial interventions in a sport and exercise context - Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes**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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104 - 120

A minimum two completed A-levels with science A-Levels preferred, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D or equivalent, which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 104 UCAS points.

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

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