The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) suggests that there is a huge demand and excellent employment prospects for newly qualified physiotherapists, about 90% of whom will work for the National Health Service (NHS) – either for an acute trust or in the community.
The expanding role of the physiotherapist within both the public and private sectors, however, offers many career pathways within the NHS, industry, community settings, sport and the private, independent and voluntary sectors. Our course provides eligibility to apply for further study, for example, on Physiotherapy and Health Studies Master’s courses. It also enables you to apply to individual physiotherapy governing bodies for overseas accreditation to work as a qualified physiotherapist in that country.
Throughout the course, you will be encouraged with support from tutors to develop a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio, which illustrates your commitment to lifelong learning and is required throughout a professional’s career by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
This portfolio demonstrates evidence of your capabilities in communication, cooperation and collaboration. Further support is available from the University’s Careers and Employability team.
The strong clinical component and multiple placement opportunities ensure you gain the knowledge and practical expertise required by potential employers. This is one of the many reasons why 97% of our 2014/15 graduates were employed or in further study (DLHE). In your final year, we aim to invite local NHS employers to attend our annual careers fair, which coincides with the Year Three poster conference.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.