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Sports Therapy Top-up BSc (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 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 Top-up course mixes academic study with 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. What's more, our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's top academic institutions - while upon graduation you will be qualified to join The Society of Sports Therapists.**Who’s the course for?**Our course is suitable for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is 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?**- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Apply your therapy training by working in our sports injury/massage clinics and at major sporting events- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Customise your learning to suit your interests through a range of optional modules, including areas such as sports nutrition and coaching- **IN-DEPTH RESEARCH** – Deepen your knowledge of a specialist area within the industry by conducting an independent research project on a topic that interests you**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, features our cutting-edge Human Performance Centre 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, a key requirement of the Society of Sports Therapists. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your career plans.**What skills will I gain?**You will learn about the science of sports therapy and receive practical training in the techniques of sports massage, along with skills to help support safe training and competition, rehabilitate injured athletes and deal with the physical and emotional trauma of injury.Our optional modules will allow you to gain further knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as nutrition or sports coaching.The research project will hone your independent learning skills as well as giving you an in-depth knowledge of an industry subject relevant to your future career aspirations.**What about the future?** Completing this course will prepare you for working in a range of areas within the sports therapy sector. Our graduates have also gone on to work in health promotion, supporting sports teams or working as self-employed sports therapists.Career options open to you include:- Health care- Sports clubs- Sports injury clinics- Health and fitness- Sports and leisure centresYou can also move onto further study through a postgraduate level qualification.

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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QUALIFICATION TYPE

HND (BTEC) : P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the area of Sports Therapy with 240 credits.

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University information

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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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