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Five reasons to study Physiotherapy

For those considering a degree in Physiotherapy but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Help people

Physiotherapy can make invaluable changes to a person's quality of life. Serious health problems like cystic fibrosis and arthritis can be effectively treated with physiotherapy, so having the skills to make this possible is an impressive contribution to society. 

2. Highly practical courses

Physiotherapy courses include plenty of hours in the classroom where you learn from experts in the field. Besides the usual brand of lectures and seminars as the core of learning, there's a fun practical aspect to studying the subject area. Your days will be full of problem-based learning, tutorials and eventually work experience in hospitals or clinics.

3. Real-world work experiences

As physiotherapy is a vocational career, universities promise their students clinical placements across various healthcare settings. This gives you the chance to see your learning in action, giving context to all the time spent studying the theory. You'll graduate well prepared for a career in the field.

4. Graduate prospects

As you can see on the Physiotherapy subject league table, the graduate prospects for Physiotherapy students are impressively high. Courses provide you with good skills which will always be in demand, and so by gaining an official qualification, you are investing in your future.

5. Pursue a passion for sport

Careers in sport are notoriously hard to come by but study for a degree in Physiotherapy, and you'll give yourself a decent chance of being employed in the area. Professional sports teams need their physiotherapists. Alternatively, you could become a sports injury specialist for the NHS or a private clinic.

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