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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Whether it's working alongside professional footballers or treating sports injuries in a clinic, qualified sports therapists are in demand throughout the sports, health and leisure industries. UCB's Sports Therapy foundation degree course mixes academic study with developing advanced practical therapy skills to prepare you for a range of careers in the world of sport. You'll be supported through your studies by our strong industry links and brand new, state-of-the-art sports facilities. Our course is also accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world's top academic institutions.**Who’s the course for?**Our course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in sports therapy, including working in sports injury clinics, supporting professional athletes or running a sports therapy practice.**Why should I study the course?**- Our course will help you develop the academic and practical skills you need for a successful career in sports therapy.- As a UCB sports student, you'll have exclusive use of our brand new sports facilities and equipment at our new campus building, Moss House (opening in 2019), while you'll also be able to use the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Avery Fields.- The second year of this course features a choice of modules, enabling you to select specialist areas matching your career aspirations.- Thanks to UCB's industry links, you will also have the chance to attend key sports events to assist in treating injuries and gain further practical experience through industry work opportunities and treating clients in our sports injury clinics.**Great. Tell me some more**Our facilities feature an extensive range of equipment, including two purpose-built sports injury/massage clinics, a fully-equipped gym and sports hall, fitness testing equipment, anatomical models and a human performance laboratory. Our new campus building, Moss House, will also feature a cutting-edge gym with the latest equipment and sports technology, as well as a 35-metre indoor running track to assess speed and performance.You will also have use of the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Avery Fields, which we share with leading Birmingham rugby club Bournville RFC. The purpose-built, 15-acre site has undergone a £3 million transformation, with the pitch situated alongside two new grass pitches and an impressive clubhouse including a function room, modern changing facilities and a physiotherapy suite.Our strong industry links will give you the chance to gain work experience alongside your studies and boost your employability. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding work to suit your career plans.You will need to buy a uniform for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain knowledge of sports injuries as well as how to strengthen and condition muscles.You will learn about the science of sports therapy through studying anatomy and receive practical training in the techniques of sports massage, along with skills to help support safe training and competition as well as rehabilitating injured athletes.Our optional modules will allow you to gain further knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as nutrition, sports psychology or coaching.**What about the future?** Completing this course will prepare you for working in a range of areas within the sports therapy sector. Career options include:- Sports/health and fitness clubs- The leisure industry- Local authorities and the health care sector- Sports injury clinics- Health farms- Self-employed sports therapyUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BSc (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per 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 : CD

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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