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Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Set yourself apart as an industry-ready sports therapist and rehabilitation specialist, fully prepared to go into practice after graduation. Starting your studies with a foundation year gives you all the support you need to excel.

  • Choose the four-year degree incorporating a foundation year for a stimulating introduction to this crucial sphere of the sports industry
  • Take a route which is designed especially for students considering a new career or who are keen to explore a new subject area
  • Fulfil your ambitions on a course which sets high academic and professional standards, with accreditation from The Society of Sports Therapists
  • Apply theory to practice by undertaking over 200 hours of clinical placements working under expert supervision
  • Perfect your techniques in manual therapy, exercise therapy and sports massage to aid the rehabilitation process
  • Go on exciting fieldtrips to major events where you can see sports therapists in action
  • Take full advantage of the outstanding learning facilities in our new sports centre
  • Learn from highly experienced staff who regularly provide professional consultancy services to elite track and field athletes, golfers and footballers

How you will learn

You’ll learn through a combination of clinics, lectures, practical sessions, seminars, laboratories, workshops, tutorials, and guided self-study. During your study, you will complete a number of work placements in our real world learning labs and, using the knowledge, skills, and understanding you acquire, you’ll learn to evaluate research and use it to develop your clinical decision making skills and inform your practice as a therapist.

Assessment

The course assesses the professional, academic, and scientific skills considered key to becoming a research savvy, industry-ready sports therapist and rehabilitator. Assessments will include oral presentations, structured clinical examinations, written projects, problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, professional development work, exercise prescription tasks, essays, practical viva voce, and case studies.

Careers

Because this course is aligned to the professional guidelines set out by The Society of Sports Therapists, you’ll be fully prepared to go into practice as an injury and exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness specialist. You can also progress to roles working in multi-disciplinary or inter-disciplinary healthcare teams.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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