This course can be studied full-time over three or four years with a sandwich year being taken between the second and third years of study. The programme may be followed in a part-time mode by attending up to five modules each year as scheduled for full-time students. It has a September intake.
Members of our teaching team have been involved in the following example activities: conducting ongoing strength and conditioning support for Coventry City FC Academy, and England Netball, as well as nutritional consultation for AxarSport Ltd. Endurance Sports Training & Competition Services.
Theory and lab-based classes covering massage, anatomy, physiological testing, in which you will work in small groups on one another, will develop your knowledge of a range of sports science and therapy disciplines and how they apply to injury risk management, assessment and rehabilitation. We also organise attendance at a range of external events in support of athletes with past excursions to the Coventry Half marathon, Breeze Cycle Ride and World Transplant Games in Liverpool to name just a few.
As part of the Society of Sports Therapists requirements, you will complete a series of placements during the second and third years. You will apply your skills in a real world setting, and there will be opportunities to apply for experience with professional sports teams or private sports injury clinics. We work closely with our employability and placement unit to send students’ on placement to local clubs such as Coventry City, Old Silhillians RFC and Hinckley RFC
Regular research seminars by our staff and visiting lecturers, such as sports medicine doctors, will bring you the latest issues on a wide range of research and topical areas in therapy like selective functional movement assessment, for instance. You will also have the opportunity to undertake challenging independent research projects dealing with questions at the cutting-edge of sports therapy and exercise science research. In the past, final research projects have covered subject areas as diverse as the effect of massage on range of motion, fatigue and effect on stability/movement patterns.
Teaching methods include:
lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, projects, workshops and practical hands-on sessions, supported by specifically designed facilities, staffed by experienced practitioners.