Sports and Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

BC96

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

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Faculty:

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Course code:

BC96

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU191

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £15,100

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Sports and Exercise Therapists maximise peoples’ physical potential in performance, sports and life.

Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), this course aims to examine the musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, treatment and rehabilitation skills with an emphasis on performance underpinned by sports science principles. On successful completion, you should be eligible for full SST membership (additional costs may apply) allowing you to practice as a Sports Therapist in a wide variety of settings.

With access to a dedicated Sports Therapy Clinic, you’ll be taught in fully-equipped sports therapy suites, and physiology and biomechanics labs, which feature gold-standard equipment such as Alter G treadmill, Isokinetic Dynamometry, bod-pod and Vicon 3D motion analysis. We currently have close relationships with a number of local sports clubs and clinics to facilitate hands-on experience, which has previously included Coventry City, Southampton FC, Leicester Lions RFC, Bury FC and Wasps.

See the facilities available in our brand new Alison Gingell Building.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Society of Sports Therapists

Society of Sports Therapists

This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST) for the 2021/2022 intake. Should any changes be made to this accreditation, we will inform all applicants and students as soon as possible. On successful completion of this course, you should be eligible for full SST membership which allows you to practice as a Sports Therapist (additional costs apply).

Society of Sports Therapists

Society of Sports Therapists

You will be eligible for full membership on graduation provided you have a valid first aid certificate and have performed the requisite number of hours of clinical practice to prove your practical competence (currently 200 supervised clinical hours then a certain number of hours per year as determined by the SST). Only full membership meets the required levels of competencies and knowledge necessary to be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Additional costs may apply for full membership. Please check with the membership body for details.

Our Facilities

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Sports Therapy Clinic

The Sports Therapy Clinic is run by final year Sports Therapy students under the supervision of qualified staff with second year students providing a supervised massage clinic twice a week..

SuperLab facility

SuperLab

The Alison Gingell building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab, capable of holding up to 270 people at once. The lab's facilities include equipment for microscopy, DNA analysis and forensic testing.

Strength and conditioning suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!

What our students say...

Coming from a European country, Coventry’s modern and evidence-based course in sports therapy has given me the knowledge and practice to take back home and make an impact in the sports industry there.

Marie Porila (final year student, 2020)

Course information

You will be able to study the science of human movement to assist your clients to achieve their maximum physical potential. Our current team of expert practitioners will support you to develop the skills needed to become an accredited Sports and Exercise Therapist.

Sports and Exercise Therapists work with clients through rehabilitation to achieve maximum performance. During your time at Coventry University, you will have the opportunity to become equipped with scientific knowledge and ‘hands-on’ practical skills. The skills and qualifications you develop should enable you to gain experience within the sports industry and in a non-sporting environment. In the past, our students have provided support at the World and British Transplant Games and have worked with a variety of elite sports teams including Wasps RFC, Southampton Football Club and Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team.

The course is based upon high quality research which informs teaching in our, multi-million pound purpose-built facilities. You will have access to our purpose built student-led clinic where you will have the chance to engage with public clients from year two onwards. Our current team of expert practitioners continue to work in the industry, engage in active research and clinical practice. This may provide opportunities to access a wide range of professional networks and links throughout the industry. You will have the opportunity to complete incremental placements throughout your studies and apply for a placement year nationally or study abroad year internationally. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer to support a wide range of events throughout the community during your time at Coventry University.

There are a number of opportunities for you to engage in independent research projects to further develop your employability skills.

You will be taught the structure and function of the human body and how to employ a variety of therapy techniques. These include massage, soft tissue manipulation, and exercise programmes. Later in the course this will be expanded to include joint mobilisation techniques and management of acute emergency situations. In addition you will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the application of scientific disciplines such as psychology and nutrition to your clients. This is an established practical degree which is currently accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. This accreditation is recognised and preferred by various sporting bodies such as the Football Association.

100%

of students agreed staff have made the subject interesting

NSS, 2018

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules studied in year 1 aim to provide the scientific knowledge underpinning therapeutic techniques. This includes a sound understanding of human anatomy, covering the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body’s core (trunk) and peripheral regions (limbs), and the involvement of these complex structures in understanding the body’s movement. You will also be taught and be given the opportunity to practice therapeutic massage.

The science of exercise and its applications within exercise therapy programmes are covered and the module “Preparation for Practice” is designed to ensure that you are supported to settle into your University studies and to encourage you to understand expectations and standards. You will be supported by an academic personal tutor to help in directing your personal development challenges and targets through a skills development portfolio. Within this year, as part of the ‘Preparation for Practice’ module, you will also have the opportunity to gain a first aid qualification.

Modules

  • Core Anatomy

    Good anatomical knowledge is essential in effective management of sports injuries and therefore this module provides the foundation of the BSc Sports and Exercise Therapy course. This module is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the axial skeleton, in particular the bones of the skull, thorax, sternum and vertebral column. You will be encouraged to develop skills in observation, palpation and handling essential for professional practice. This module integrates the understanding of applied anatomy linking the theoretical knowledge of anatomy to the analysis of human function.

  • Peripheral Anatomy

    The aim of this module is to continue the development of your anatomical knowledge introduced previously in Core Anatomy, with focus now extending to the peripheral quadrants. The module will challenge you to describe and locate anatomical landmarks, be able to assess and test muscle function, and develop your palpation and handling skills essential for professional practice. This module will underpin key knowledge of anatomical structures to carry forward and when considering areas such as injury management, rehabilitation protocols and return to full function criteria further in the course.

  • Soft Tissue Therapy

    The aim of this module is to develop your practical skills and knowledge in the application of soft tissue therapy. You will be taught a range of soft tissue techniques, which should challenge you to develop your understanding of anatomy and movement to increase the range of movement and extensibility of a muscle. Through successful completion of this module, you will develop your theoretical knowledge of soft tissue technique concepts and integrate them into practical treatments on a participant.

  • Exercise Therapy

    The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the form and function of biological tissues and their relation to human movement. You will be challenged to develop a knowledge base of the underpinning principles regarding fundamental biomechanical principles and tissue form and function. You will be taught about how to assess movement patterns, understand the principles that increase potential risk of injury, and be able to relate this to common themes within a sporting context and within the general public.

  • Preparation for Practice

    Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to identify and develop the key professional skills and attributes required to be a Sports and Exercise Therapist. The module aims to guide you through professional standards and concepts required to be maintained at all times highlighting ethical, safeguarding and confidentiality issues. The module will also include an introduction to statistical analysis, reflective professional practice and should enable you to identify the importance of scientific evidence based practise and its purpose. Upon successful completion of this module, you will also gain First Aid certification, a requirement for the Society of Sports Therapists membership.

  • Science of Therapeutic Exercise

    This module is designed to help develop your understanding of the science behind therapeutic exercise it aims to introduce you to physiological, biomechanical and psychological considerations when delivering any therapeutic exercise. Upon successful completion you should have obtained an appreciation of human movement, the underlying physiology that produces movement, and the psychological aspects such as motivation, stress and anxiety. You will learn how to undertake a series of scientific labs and practical workshops, which aim to put theory from the lectures into practice.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In year 2 you will have the opportunity to utilise your skills in the on-site massage clinic, open to the public, and be taught joint manipulation techniques. You will be taught how to assess and manage injury, and to employ rehabilitation programmes. In addition, exercise physiology is taught, which is focused on sporting performance and how Sports and Exercise Therapists can support and enhance athletic function. Integrated assessment modules encourage you to take a multi- faceted approach to specific case studies of varied client needs. Preparation for the final year project begins with a focus on designing and analysing research investigations.

Modules

  • Applied Vertebral Manual Therapy

    The aim of this module is to help enable you to assess and plan treatment for clients who present with mechanical problems associated with the spine. The module will involve undertaking assessments and applying clinical reasoning to select the appropriate manual skills to improve or solve the problem(s). You will be taught and asked to evaluate various skills and techniques that can be applied to the torso of the body. Underpinning these techniques will be understanding of the pathology of common central neuromuscuoskeletal complaints and dysfunctions. You will engage in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises using examples from real-life issues.

  • Applied Peripheral Manual Therapy

    Successful completion of this module will enable you to assess and plan treatment for clients who present with mechanical problems associated with the periphery. The module will involve undertaking client assessments and applying clinical reasoning and the appropriate manual skills to improve or solve these problem(s). You will be taught how to use and evaluate various skills and techniques that can be applied to the periphery of the body. Underpinning these techniques will require you to develop an understanding of the pathology of common peripheral neuromusculoskeletal complaints and dysfunctions. You will also be encouraged to explore methods and protocols for initiating and implementing referrals to an appropriate professional, as required, using the relevant terminology for the problem and /or treatment/management to date.

  • Science of Performance

    This module aims to develop your understanding of the interdisciplinary applications of the science behind performance and you will explore links between physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sociology and nutrition. You will be taught how these sciences interact and will be encouraged to develop an understanding of how to adopt a periodised approach to training, in order to optimize performance.

  • Rehabilitation

    Successful completion of this module will enable you to develop and deliver appropriate and comprehensive rehabilitation programmes to a variety of client groups; with consideration of various factors such as age, gender and general health. The module will involve integrating therapeutic exercise interventions for clients with dysfunctional movement patterns using examples from real life situations.

  • Trauma Management

    The aim of this module is to enable you to recognise and develop the skills needed to be able deal with traumatic situations whether in sport or other situations. Theoretical components will be taught alongside practical application to allow the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding within a case study environment. All skills will be underpinned by the development of awareness of the pathophysiological processes, and signs and symptoms of common conditions associated with sport and exercise. On successful completion of this module you should be able to create and conduct a thorough risk assessment with an emergency action plan (EAP) in a variety of uncontrolled settings.

  • Data Collection and Analysis in Sport and Exercise

    This module aims to develop the skills and knowledge required by professionals working within an applied exercise and sport setting. The importance of understanding research in relation to informing an evidence-based approach to practice for therapists and scientists will be explored. In lecture sessions you will consider study design and data analysis and also be taught how to conduct such analyses using standard software packages.

  • Project Proposal

    The initial stages of the scientific research process be applied to identify and develop a research question within a chosen topic area. You will then be asked to design an independent research study which will need to be communicated in the form of a research proposal. This assessment will aim to showcase, amongst other things, your ability to seek and identify relevant information, develop research question(s) and make evidence based informed judgments. These are all thought to be key graduate level skills desired by employers as they can demonstrate your ability to perform work based tasks such as write reports, develop business cases and conduct audits. In addition this module provides the opportunity for you to evaluate and practice specific practical skills and methods relevant to your proposed research. You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in exploring ethical and health and safety issues, including completing appropriate documentation.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

On successful completion of year 2 you may opt to take an enhancement year by enrolling on an optional module Work Experience Placement or Study Abroad Year. These modules offer highly valued opportunities which can enhance learning and may provide a competitive advantage in the workplace after graduation. If you take this option it will take an additional year to complete your degree, but you will not have to pay fees for this additional year.** Although you are responsible for securing the placement the university offers support in identifying and applying for placement opportunities.

**Please note however that placement opportunities will be subject to application processes, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and while we won’t charge tuition fees for that year, you may incur additional costs associated with the placement.

Modules

  • Work Experience Placement

  • Study Abroad Year

Overview

In the final year, you will work within the university’s Sports and Exercise Therapy clinic and/or in an external clinic or sporting situations, building a portfolio of evidence of clinical competency to fulfill post-graduation requirements for registration with the SST. You are encouraged to develop your understanding of the roles of a Sports and Exercise Therapist which should be extended with consideration of performance management and injury recovery, taking multi-disciplinary approaches including nutrition and psychology. You will also design and undertake a research project, with opportunities to present your findings at the School of Life Sciences Student Research Conference.

Modules

  • Clinical Experience

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to working within a clinical environment where you will be able to manage your time, and organise the clinic effectively. Through taking the role of clinic manager you should experience how to use and develop managerial and leadership skills. You will be guided through the process of clinical reasoning and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders independently but with support from tutors.

  • Clinical Practice

    In this module you should to continue your clinical experience and begin to take more of a leading role in the treatment and rehabilitation programs of varied clients. Through successful completion of these activities, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of related physical, physiological, psychosocial and therapeutic concepts to explore their application to training, fitness, rehabilitation and management within sport. You will be encouraged to actively work with supervision in the clinic environment and during a clinical placement. Seminar sessions will provide the opportunity to gain the knowledge required to identify causes, risk reduction, diagnosis, investigation and management of the common injuries and dysfunctions that arise as a result of sport and exercise. Successful completion of this module will allow you to assess and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders independently but with support from tutors and placement supervisors and will mean that you will also be able to apply a range of intervention techniques to minimise the risk of, and promote recovery from, injury.

  • Performance Management

    The aim of this module is to enable you to evaluate the screening of athletes in a range of performance levels and age categories. This screening is promoted as part of either an injury risk management strategy or as a performance enhancement strategy. The screening would then drive the design of interventions/training programmes in light of the findings either to reduce the risk of sustaining injuries or to provide remedial-prehab exercises to prevent these deficiencies being exposed and leading to injury during high performance training. Aspects of performance enhancement from a nutritional and psychology perspective will also be considered.

  • Project Proposal and Performance Review

    This module introduces you to conventional appraisal and performance review panels which you are likely to encounter within your future work environments. The module is designed to allow you to take ownership of your final year project and career development activities. You are encouraged to take control of not only your project planning and execution but reflection on your studies so far and career development. In addition this module provides the opportunity for you to evaluate and practice specific practical skills and methods relevant to your proposed research.

  • Research Project

    The aim of this module is for you to carry out and present an individual research project. You will be asked to conduct, analyse, interpret and communicate a piece of research in the form of a journal article and may use either primary or secondary data.

  • Injury Recovery

    The aim of this module is to allow you to evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that may be encountered when working to return an individual back to full capacity. It is designed to develop your understanding of the requirements of the individual returning and the demands and pressures placed upon them through rehabilitation. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to engage in wide-ranging debates and problem-solving exercises) using examples from real-life issues.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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We are ranked as the 15th best University in the United Kingdom - Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • The current course team are active Sports and Exercise Therapy practitioners and members of the SST and other professional bodies.
  • Excellent current staff links with sporting organisations, events, local sports teams and clinics which have previously provided employment opportunities for our graduates, while many of our staff are actively involved in research within the Faculty Research Centre (subject to availability).
  • Opportunity to work in The Sports Therapy Clinic on campus, which has full access to a fitness suite housing an AlterG and Cybex equipment alongside a substantial free weight section
  • Assessments to obtain industry related qualifications, such as first aid certificate enabling you to undertake first responder work experience with our sports teams.
  • The course has been mapped to the educational standards and competencies specified by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST).

Study abroad opportunities to locations which have previously included Munich, and collaborative projects with locations such as Hong Kong. Such opportunities are subject to availability, application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Throughout the course, you will develop your knowledge of a range of injuries and movement dysfunctions, planning appropriate programs and protocols to meet the aims of the client.

In order to achieve this, you will explore factors relating to injuries and dysfunction determining what we can reduce and control vs uncontrollable factors.

Recognise and reduce injury risk through understanding functional movement patterns and the implication of central and peripheral movement dysfunction.

Through the design of treatment and management protocols, you will evidence and demonstrate appropriate treatment methods and exercise prescription to benefit clients both on site as well as their rehabilitation/maintenance work.

While on the course, you will have the opportunity to develop your therapy skills while delivering treatments in a fully functional Sports Therapy Clinic. Through the clinic, you meet a range of cliental enabling you to develop professional practice and appropriate treatment techniques in a clinic environment.

The theme of continual professional development (CPD) runs throughout the course, enabling you to uphold the standards of professional practice and understanding the need for continuing your education.

Through research, you will gain an understanding of the significance of critiquing current literature, designing and carrying out an undergraduate research project with the aim of writing an article for publication.

You will be taught through a mixture of interactive practical sessions, lectures, supervised clinical experience, lab-based skills development, seminars, problem-based learning, and tutorials. In our student-led clinic you will work alongside other professional practitioners as part of a multi-disciplinary team, practicing your skills throughout your studies. Alongside your core teaching sessions, you will be working in small learning sets to work with your peers and practice your emerging skills amongst each other. You will be supported to develop a confident and professional approach to physical examination both as a practitioner and a participant to enhance your learning. You will receive individualised supervision during your final project and placements where appropriate.

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, projects, workshops and practical hands-on sessions, supported by specifically designed facilities, staffed by experienced practitioners.

Meet our staff

Richard Morgan

Richard is the Course Director of Sports Therapy BSc and has published research articles in the area of rugby union and causation of injury. His primary area of clinical interest is Rugby Union, where he still maintains clinical experience, but he has also worked in football and with various individuals at amateur and elite level.

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Assessments are tailored towards the nature of the role in industry; as such these will be more practical in nature. The programme of study will include written components building towards the generation of a dissertation or written project. There will also be practical components culminating in a final clinical examination of a client. This viva has been commended as the Gold Standard of examination by the accrediting body.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include practical exams, coursework, tests, essays and practical or project work.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On completion, graduates of the Sports and Exercise Therapy course will have forward-thinking knowledge of:

  • Recognition and evaluation
  • Movement dysfunction
  • Injury risk reduction
  • Management, treatment, and referral protocols
  • Prehabilitation and rehabilitation
  • Education and professional practice issues
  • The role of Sports and Exercise Therapy in a wider clinical or field setting

With this underpinning knowledge, successful graduates should be able to:

  • Transfer their knowledge and high professional standards to work within a therapy clinic or sports club setting.
  • Act as an automonous professional first responder who can rehabilitate and optimise movement and performance to reduce risk of injury.
  • Design, run, and evaluate research projects in an ethical manner.
  • Progress to further study to include a range of masters and PhD level opportunities.

During the undergraduate degree you will experience a higher level of supervised teaching and practical hours at in year 1 (level 4), decreasing each year as you develop becoming self-guided and independent in preparation for post undergraduate life.

In a typical year 1 teaching week, you will have around 13 ‘contact’ hours of study This generally breaks down into lectures, practical sessions and tutorials.

In a typical year 2 teaching week, you will have around 10 contact hours of study This generally breaks down into lectures, practical sessions, project meetings and applied clinical experience.

In a typical year 3 teaching week, you will have around 11 contact hours of study This generally breaks down into lectures, clinical experience and project meeting.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 18 hours each week studying and revising in your own time including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.

Our sandwich degree option allows a full-year work placement, which can be taken abroad, or you can undertake a study-year abroad.

The university runs several specific schemes to allow you periods of overseas study or work experience and you can apply for grants to support such visits. The overseas study can be undertaken via the Employability and Placement Unit and students can elect to undertake a study abroad or work experience year after their second year of study. Students in our School have been successful in securing places in Spain, France, Canada and the US. The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) also runs a travelling scholarship scheme for student members, which enables successful applicants to work abroad in various clinics or educational establishments.

We also try to ensure there is an international perspective to course content and have previously visited the World Transplant Games in Argentina and participated in online international learning (OIL) projects with places such as Hong Kong.

Please note that all optional placements and international opportunities (in the UK or abroad) which are not a mandatory part of this course, may be subject to additional fees, application processes, availability and meeting applicable visa requirements.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The Sports Therapy degree has given me so many opportunities to gain experience and build contacts in the industry. I had a year-long placement at Wasps rugby club, and was part of the Sports Therapy team at the World Transplant games in 2019. I have also travelled to Lithuania and Florida with other Sports Therapists to gain an insight in our profession in different parts of the world. The staff have supported me with aspects such as my clinical skills and academic writing, and have allowed me to grow into a well- rounded Sports Therapist.

Emily Demosthenous (final year student, 2020)

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU191
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
A Level BBC to include Biology or PE. Excludes General Studies DMM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biology or Sport Science related subject. 30 points to include a minimum of grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C  including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences.  

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three A Levels. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit of which 15 must be in Biology or Sport Science related units, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma.

We will accept Extended Diploma or Diploma in combination with another A Level equivalent.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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What our alumni say

The teaching and facilities are really incredible, especially with the new library design. The many sources of books and references that are available to me, the availability of computers and laptops in the library is fantastic. The lecturers go the extra mile for us by providing extra notes along with the presentation slides, so I feel really supported with my studies.

Pieris Pierettis, Sports Therapy BSc, current student in 2016/17 cohort

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

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Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

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Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

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Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £15,100 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Annual student membership of the Society of Sports Therapists
  • Sports Therapy clothing
  • Costs of any mandatory UK day visits
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB Disclosure)

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional visits and field trips
  • Any optional training courses and assessment fee to gain Coaching and Gym Instructor qualifications

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

The Sports Therapy degree has given me so many opportunities to gain experience and build contacts in the industry. I had a year-long placement at Wasps rugby club, and was part of the Sports Therapy team at the World Transplant games in 2019. I have also travelled to Lithuania and Florida with other Sports Therapists to gain an insight in our profession in different parts of the world. The staff have supported me with aspects such as my clinical skills and academic writing, and have allowed me to grow into a well- rounded Sports Therapist.

Emily Demosthenous (final year student, 2020)

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Accreditation from the Society of Sports Therapists means that on graduation you will be qualified to work as a sports therapist with professional teams, clubs or private clinics. Alternatively, you can access appropriate additional training to support professional football and rugby (additional costs may apply).

The course includes a substantial amount of sport science, which can allow you to move into other careers in the leisure and sport area, such as management or service delivery in sport and leisure centres. If you are more interested in the medical and health applications of exercise science, you could go on to work within cardiac and other rehabilitation teams within the National Health Service (NHS) or with local councils within sports development or exercise for health schemes. The university's Talent Team can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them; they will also assist you to find a job when you are ready. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

95%

of graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation

DLHE 2016/17

Where our graduates work

Some graduates from this course have gone on to work at high levels of professional and semi –professional sports such as Football, Rugby and Transplant Sport.

A number of graduates have gone onto lead successful careers within private practice, both owning and working within a range of Therapy clinics nationwide.

A proportion of graduates have also utilised their skills within the NHS in rehabilitation department.

Other recent graduates have gone to work as clinicians with practices such as Swan Physio Ltd, Body Logic Health, and as sports therapists for teams such as Watford FC and Aston Villa FC. Others have continued with postgraduate study on courses including the MSc Strength and Conditioning and MSc Manual Therapy.

What our alumni say

The course structure, work experience opportunities and great facilities definitely fully prepare you to enter the world of sports therapy when you graduate.

Michael Burke, BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, graduated with a First in 2014, now Head Sports Therapist at Westfield Academy Watford
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 20/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process