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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 Year

Course summary

Course outline

This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and will prepare you for a rewarding career in an exciting and emerging profession.

The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. You will develop the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sports participation, as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or referral.

All learning is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience. The motivated teaching staff are well connected to the sports industry, with experience of working as professional sports therapists and within elite sports settings. The university has a strong reputation for the sporting achievements of its students and alumni; as a member of this dynamic community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies.

Mission

The mission of the MSc Sports Therapy Course is to create a community to nurture the development of knowledge and clinical practice through a student-centered, evidence-based approach to the education of allied healthcare professionals. The course will develop proficient and compassionate professionals who will promote health-related outcomes in a diverse population through patient-centered care.

Study style

The course is assessed through a range of methods, such as practical exams, portfolios, literature reviews and presentations. All sports therapy modules include a practical assessment.

Associated professional accreditations

The Society of Sports Therapists

Careers

Sports therapists work at elite, semi-professional and amateur levels either in team sports or with individual athletes. They also work within the sports injury clinic environment.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

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

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    126 63%

    45th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    25th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    44th

    9

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