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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

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**This course is accredited by the University of Warwick****OVERVIEW****Qualified sports therapists are in high demand, from treating professional footballers to working in a sports injury clinic. If you already have a background within this field, our specialist Sports Therapy top-up degree will enable you to further develop your practical therapy skills and open up a range of career options across the sports, health and leisure industries.**Our sports therapy top-up course is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), thereby giving you the chance to expand upon your existing academic understanding and practical abilities to an advanced level. You will also have the chance to put this training to the test in the real world, both by working with clients in our clinics on campus as well as through a range of sports events and work experience opportunities.You will be able to drive the direction of your studies by choosing from a range of optional modules as well as undertaking a research project on a subject of your choice. Once you have completed 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?**- **Practical application** – Put your therapy skills into practice by working in our sports injury/massage clinics and at major sporting events- **Specialise your studies** – Tailor your learning to suit your interests through a range of optional modules, including areas such as sports coaching and nutrition- **In-depth research** – Deepen your knowledge of a specialist area of the industry by carrying out an independent research project on a topic that interests you**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**We encourage students on our top-up course to gain work experience throughout your studies. The 'Work-Based Learning for Sport' module incorporates a work placement, while opportunities are available for you to provide sports therapy/massage to athletes at events such as the London Marathon and Ride Across Britain.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 courses at University College Birmingham.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per 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 College Birmingham

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

International reputation for business, finance and management-focused degrees and highly competitive tuition fees, with scholarships and fee waivers available.
Richly diverse student population from 57 countries right across Europe and the rest of the world, from India and China to Canada and the United States.
On-campus international centre for support from visas to health and wellbeing, and overseas offices to support with degree choices and the application process.

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