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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****From working alongside professional footballers to treating sports injuries in a clinic, qualified sports therapists are in major demand across the sports, health and leisure industries. Our specialist Sports Therapy degree combines academic learning with developing your practical sports therapy skills to an advanced level, opening up a wide range of career options when you graduate.**Having developed your understanding of the therapist’s role, the science of sports therapy and massage techniques, you will have a vast array of opportunities to gain experience putting your training to the test in the real world. Our past students have gained prestigious placements with the Scottish Rugby Union at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Six Nations, as well as working for a host of other prolific sports clubs, organisations and events. You will also have the chance to work in University College Birmingham’s cutting-edge sports facilities, including our sports injury/massage clinics on campus.During your studies, you can gain a variety of further industry qualifications including sports massage and first aid. On completing our sports therapy course, you will also be qualified to join the industry’s professional body, The Society of Sports Therapists.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placements** – Build valuable experience through placement opportunities – past students have worked with top-level football and rugby clubs and national teams- **Practical application** – Put your skills into practice in our on-campus clinics and at major events, such as the London Marathon and Ride Across Britain- **Enrichment** – Enjoy a variety of industry trips including St George’s Park, Therapy Expo and King’s College London/Wembley Stadium, as well as our annual Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Conference- **Specialise your studies** – Choose from a range of optional modules and undertake your own research project on a subject of your choice- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**Our sports therapy students train in our sports injury and massage clinics on campus, providing a variety of services to professional athletes, students and members of the public. The clinics offer a full range of professional equipment including ultrasound/electrotherapy equipment, a rehabilitation area and fully-equipped gym.In addition, you will have use of our Human Performance Centre, featuring the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, an anti-gravity treadmill and much more. We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**On completion of this course, you will be qualified to join The Society of Sports Therapists as a graduate sports therapist.**PLACEMENTS**Placements are a requirement of The Society of Sports Therapists, so we encourage students on our course to gain work experience throughout your studies, working on placement with professional sports therapists.Employers we have worked with include the Scotland Rugby team, Aston Villa FC, Leicester Tigers RFC, West Bromwich Albion Ladies FC, West Midlands Fire Service and Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge (physiotherapy department).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Sports therapist- Sports physiotherapist- Occupational therapist- Personal trainer- Health promotion specialist- Higher education lecturerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduate

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per 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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A level : BCC

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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