Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: B160
International Code: HLSU203

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Physiotherapists play a vital role in enabling people to maximise their health, wellbeing and quality of life through movement, exercise, manual therapy and education.

Additional key points:

  • Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • UK students will receive a payment of £5,000 a year through the NHS Learning Support Fund – this does not need to be paid back
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities including mock wards with interactive manikins, operating theatre, community houses, sport and exercise environments.
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Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

Our Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to be a safe, effective physiotherapist that will not only make a difference to individuals throughout their life but also to wider society in a variety of healthcare contexts.

The physiotherapy programme aims to develop safe and effective physiotherapists who have the skills of problem solving, enterprise and resourcefulness to respond to the changing needs of future healthcare. Your learning experience will help you to adopt the professional values and behaviours expected of a physiotherapist - working respectfully within a multidisciplinary team, providing healthcare underpinned by current evidence and placing the clients in the centre of the therapeutic process.

As a professionally accredited course, it is designed to prepare you personally and professionally for a successful career as a chartered physiotherapist. You will develop a wide range of practical and academic skills in contemporary physiotherapy with multiple opportunities to develop your clinical skills through work-based learning – a total of 1,120 hours completed over the course of five clinical placements – in which you will participate in physiotherapy practice under the supervision of a fully qualified, experienced physiotherapist.

The course not only provides you with an academic qualification but also a professional status, as the course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and enables you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (additional costs may apply).

A distinctive feature of our course is that your skills development and essential learning takes place in your first year prior to clinical placement. This foundational learning occurs in our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building, allowing the use of authentic simulation experiences to put your learning into context in a supportive environment prior to your first placement. We are regularly informed that clinicians enjoy having Coventry students because they are so well-prepared for placement and can optimise the experience.

The multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, featuring hospital simulation, interactive manakins, community houses, rehabilitation, clinical skills training, sport and exercise environments.

You’ll be taught by a team of enthusiastic, research-active staff who place great emphasis on your individual development, equipping you with the theoretical, practical, analytical, interpersonal and research skills required for effective clinical reasoning. You will have the opportunity to develop the confidence to make informed, competent treatment decisions, initially during placement and subsequently as you move forward into your physiotherapy career.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures led by experts in their fields and employers in large NHS trusts, private practice, industry and sport (subject to availability). Previous speakers have included the Head of Sports Medicine at WBA FC, and Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the CSP.

It is acknowledged that working as an allied health professional requires emotional intelligence, resilience and a dedication to lifelong learning. Throughout the course you will be supported in your personal and professional development in order to meet these demands. This will allow you to develop strategies to protect your own personal health and wellbeing as well as identify opportunities to flourish in your career.

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Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council

Health and Care Professions Council

This course is currently approved by and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, which conveys a licence allowing you to use the title of physiotherapist and to practise physiotherapy in the UK following successful completion of the course. This course is accredited by the HCPC for the 2021/22 intake. If the accreditation of this course change, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) for the 2021/22 intake, allowing you to apply for membership with the CSP on successful completion of the course (additional costs apply). If the accreditation of this course change, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Learning through virtual reality. The Alison Gingell Building is home to the UK’s first stand-alone 5G network. Find out how we use this in teaching, including taking the students on a virtual journey through the body.

Studying physiotherapy at Coventry happens to be one of the best decisions I have made. The modules are in-depth. Even though it can be challenging sometimes, the lecturers are always helpful and readily available with fantastic communication and support. It has been a brilliant experience being on the course as it has help me develop mentally, psychologically and academically.

Anie Asuquo, first year student, 2021
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What you'll study

You will be taught the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to assess and treat a variety of client groups within diverse healthcare settings. Simulation, service-user involvement, interprofessional activities and innovative teaching practices will enable you to apply this learning and gain feedback in a supportive environment providing a smooth transition into the clinical environment.

Modules

  • This module is designed to introduce you to the normal structure and physiological functioning of the tissues and selected systems of the body required for the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. The module aims to develop your understanding about the changes that occur to normal physiology as a result of common pathologies.

    The module is delivered using a problem-based learning approach to allow you to develop as independent lifelong learners with an ability to apply fundamental pathological terms and general pathomechanisms to a variety of conditions. Through problem-based learning you will explore the impact of health and disease at a physiological, individual and societal level.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test, coursework

  • Anatomical knowledge is an essential base in supporting the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. This module is the second of two anatomy modules and covers the gross anatomy of the upper quadrant, which includes the cervical and thoracic spines, the shoulder girdle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hands.

    Knowledge of the gross anatomy of the upper quadrant is integrated both theoretically and practically. This module develops the palpatory, handling and observational skills required by a physiotherapist. The acquisition of anatomical knowledge and understanding requires periods of reflection, consolidation and skills development through both self-directed study and practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Viva

  • Anatomical knowledge is an essential base in supporting the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. This module is the first of two anatomy modules and covers the gross anatomy of the lower quadrant, which includes the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs.

    Knowledge of the gross anatomy of the lower quadrant is integrated both theoretically and practically. This module develops the palpatory, handling and observational skills required by a physiotherapist. The acquisition of anatomical knowledge and understanding requires periods of reflection, consolidation and skills development through both self-directed study and practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Viva

  • This module aims to introduce you to the underpinning principles of physiotherapy assessment. These principles will serve as a basis for clinical decision making and person-centred goal setting in a diverse health and social care context. You will explore and develop assessment practices reflecting current ethical considerations, health and safety requirements and client engagement within a biopsychosocial context.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to develop your clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. You will be expected to establish how to formulate, deliver, adapt and record a physiotherapy management programme safely. You will engage in practical sessions to establish your abilities in physiotherapy treatment and management of a diverse client group. You will also begin to apply the clinical decision-making process to physiotherapy intervention and management.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test

  • The promotion, prescription and teaching of physical activity and exercise is a fundamental skill required by physiotherapists for the prevention and rehabilitation of injury, disease and disability. This module aims to develop the skills required to prescribe, evaluate and progress a range of physical activities and types of exercise to individuals and groups in both the healthy and patient population.

    The understanding of functional movement and basic human biomechanics is an essential base in supporting the effective prescription of exercise and will form a key part of this module. You will also develop the skills to apply biomechanical and physiological principles of exercise to produce objective based exercise programmes according to the needs of individuals.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test

  • This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, politico-economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing. The module will draw upon key International, national and local initiatives to support learning and learning will take place within an inter-professional context. To achieve this aim, you will explore concepts of wellbeing, disability, disease and illness, health inequality and inequity. In addition, you will examine key health and social care initiatives that will enable you to understand the importance of person-centred approaches to wellbeing, prevention, care and support. As you progress through the module, you will develop inter-professional capabilities of communication, role clarification, decision-making and teamworking enabling you to practice and promote healthy conversations about lifestyle.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to support your development in becoming independent, evidence-informed, lifelong learners. It will provide an introduction to the skills of research, evidence-informed practice and critical appraisal. The module will also develop the application of key academic study skills, including assessment literacy, accurate referencing and academic writing skills. You will be introduced to the concept of evidence-informed practice and will understand why this is central to effective and safe delivery of healthcare services. You will understand the centrality of basic research skills to underpin your studies and ongoing throughout your professional practice as a physiotherapist. You will learn how to search for and identify relevant literature and appreciate the role of critical appraisal within the context of evidence-informed physiotherapy practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

During the course you will undertake 30 weeks of practice-based education, which is sourced for you by the university, well in excess of the minimum required by the CSP.*

During your second year, you will complete three out of five clinical placements offering you a wide range of educational and professional transformative learning opportunities. Each placement lasts for 6 weeks and you will work 40 hours per week, giving you a total of 1200 practice hours throughout the course. We will visit you whilst you are out on placement to ensure you are meeting your learning objectives and support you and our clinical colleagues in the exciting process of transferring theory into practice. We have strong partnerships with practice to ensure placement quality and capacity. These partnerships are within both NHS and private settings, ensuring a wide range of educational and professional transformative learning opportunities representative of the diverse professional practice.

The CSP requires that placements should make progressively greater demands on students and this is reflected in the learning outcomes and assessment of the placement modules. Placements are positioned within the course to allow for blocks of university-based study that support your advancement through these placement modules towards you becoming an autonomous qualified practitioner.

Modules

  • This module aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of the principles, theories, and evidence base which underpin physiotherapy practice. You will be encouraged to identify your own developmental needs and develop strategies to meet these needs across three core areas of physiotherapy practice - cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurology. Building upon existing knowledge and skills secured in previous modules, you will develop your professional practice skills in physiotherapy assessment, therapeutic interventions, decision-making and communication within a broad range of clinical contexts. This will allow you to acquire and deepen knowledge and understanding of the breadth and scope of physiotherapy practice. A wide range of teaching and learning strategies will be used to achieve these aims.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Viva

  • The primary aim of this module is to enable you to consolidate your theoretical knowledge by integrating and applying it in practice and to develop your understanding of treating and communicating with clients. While you will be expected to be involved with holistic patient management, the idea of structured guidance and supervision will frame the learning experience in this module. Opportunities will be provided to apply your skills in assessment, identifying problems, and establishing and implementing therapeutic plans with a focus of addressing individual clients’ goals. Throughout this placement, you will begin the process of acculturation into the profession and acquire the attitudes and behaviour that characterise a health professional.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to explore the principles and strategies of evidence-informed practice and enable students to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence to their clinical decision-making. The module will consolidate and refine knowledge and experience gained from previous modules, enabling you to further develop and apply your clinical reasoning skills and practical competency in physiotherapy practice. Through the range of teaching and learning strategies used in this module, including problem-based learning, you will have the opportunity to develop collaborative values of communication, team working and decision-making required to meet the responsibilities of interprofessional practice within a health and social care context.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework, presentation

  • This module aims to develop your ability to learn from experience by reflecting on your practice and in particular on events related to values-based physiotherapy. Values-based healthcare is central to effective and ethical practice. Professional bodies, such as the NHS, CSP and HCPC, place values at the heart of the principles and behaviours that underpin contemporary practice and drive standards.

    You will use your experiences and reflective models to explore events on your practice placements* that are relevant to values-based physiotherapy. You will utilise a variety of perspectives to aid your reflection including their peers and appropriate literature. You will include a consideration of the enablers and barriers that drive values-based practice in practice.

    *Where a student does not have relevant placement experience, other experience relevant to placement and the module may be used.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • The primary aim of this module is for you to recognise and begin to assume the characteristics of autonomous physiotherapy practice. You will continue to consolidate your theoretical and practical skills and demonstrate judicious use of current and relevant evidence in making clinical decisions. You will develop your personal and professional insight and an ability to constructively reflect on your own performance within interprofessional and multicultural health contexts. During this module you will be prepared to assume more responsibility for patient management and be involved in the whole process from assessment to discharge.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework, viva

  • The primary aim of this module is to provide you with opportunities to further develop your ability to practice safely, effectively and independently in a diversity of health settings and prepare you for the role of reflective and autonomous practitioner. You will continue to require guidance as you develop the knowledge and skills required to further develop your professional autonomy when addressing the specialist dimensions of different practice settings. You will be expected to understand the role of physiotherapy in the context of interprofessional practice in health and social care and to effectively utilise appropriate evidence in justifying your clinical reasoning with clients, other professionals and caregivers.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework, presentation

Employment and your future career will be at the forefront of your mind as you approach the end of your course and the final year modules facilitate your preparation for entry into the physiotherapy profession.

A dedicated module exploring employability, enterprise and entrepreneurism is designed to equip you with the skills to secure your first job and flourish professionally within public, private or third-sector organisations. Another module aims to support the development of the leadership behaviours and management and skills required to function effectively as a newly qualified healthcare professional within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of high-quality care. In addition, you will complete your last two university sourced clinical placements of 40 hours per week over 6 weeks each, culminating with the final placement which provides the opportunity to perform in a supervised environment at the level of a newly qualified physiotherapist.

You will also be required to undertake a detailed research project, conducting an investigation in an area of interest. Past students, for example, have conducted experiments in physical activities, such as breathing or jumping, to analyse electromyography (EMG) activity of muscles. Others have focused on qualitative research, conducting focus groups with footballers or current students, for instance, to understand different attitudes to treating people with a muscle injury or communication difficulties. We are proud that a number of students have disseminated their research at large physiotherapy conferences. There is a suite of research modules throughout the course that will prepare you to engage in your own research and you will have a dedicated supervisor to assist you in the process.

Modules

  • The primary aim of this module is to consolidate the your ability to apply advanced communication skills in order to integrate reflection and evidence-based assessment and treatment into professional practice. You should be prepared to assume increasing responsibility for the effective management of client caseloads including efficient time management and resource allocation. You will make positive contributions to interprofessional team functioning and understand the importance of continuing professional development in maintaining quality and standards of practice. You should demonstrate your ability to critically utilise a diversity of evidence in clinical decision-making in the context of client-centred care.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to facilitate your preparation for entry into the physiotherapy profession. You will explore issues relating to employment to support your clinical practice and career development. In addition, this module aims to enable you to explore the principles of entrepreneurial practice and understand the context in which entrepreneurship can flourish. These ideas will be discussed in relation to physiotherapy, including the pursuit of an opportunity in respect to an innovative business start-up, an innovative re-invention of a service or a creative approach to problem solving in clinical practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to develop your skills and understanding of research processes necessary to become creators of evidence for practice. You will apply your knowledge of formulating research questions and literature searches to plan a research approach to answer a question of your choice. You will develop your understanding of appropriate research principles and methodologies, applying these to your area of interest. In preparation for the dissertation module, you will show appropriate understanding of the principles of ethical enquiry and engage with the university’s ethics review system, producing a project proposal with all necessary documentation.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to develop your critical understanding of physiotherapy practice in a broader context. You will be introduced to specialist areas of practice and novel interventions. Using your clinical reasoning and drawing from current evidence, you will explore clinical problems and apply your existing knowledge and skills to previously unexplored areas of practice. You will critically reflect on current evidence and professional guidelines in order to evaluate the value of different physiotherapy interventions in a variety of contexts.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • The primary aim of this final clinical education module is to support you in demonstrating your ability to undertake the role of an independent, autonomous and reflective practitioner in such a way that reflects the practice of a newly qualified physiotherapist. You will efficiently manage a client caseload, consistently demonstrate evidence-based practice, and effectively integrate the professional and interpersonal skills acquired during the course. In addition, you will embrace the critical role of lifelong learning and continuing professional development in practising to the highest standards and within your scope of practice. You will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of managerial and administrative contexts and your ability to contribute effectively in collaborative, multidisciplinary health contexts and to the effective delivery of quality healthcare.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to give you the opportunity to undertake in-depth exploration of a topic relevant to person-centred physiotherapy practice, enabling you to develop skills necessary to engage with research and evidence as part of your professional practice.

    You will identify a specific research question, and systematically execute a method of enquiry appropriate to the question. You can use a literature-based approach, or an approach that involves collecting primary empirical data, with an agreed population. Primary research approaches may include hypothesis testing, survey methods, or a qualitative approach.

    You will be assessed on your written report of your research, and how you set that account within a critical review of the research context.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to support the development of the leadership behaviours and management skills required to function effectively as a newly qualified registered healthcare professional working within the multi-professional team in the delivery of high-quality care.

    You will critically examine clinical leadership and “followership” models and the concept of empowerment and distributed leadership, to gain understanding of ethical leadership, culture and values within the delivery of care.

    You will explore the concepts of service improvement and gain experience of leading and participating in projects, using relevant management tools and techniques.

    You will reflect on your observed experience of clinical leadership behaviours and management skills whilst on clinical placement throughout your course, to develop a personal development plan to guide your ongoing leadership development as a healthcare professional.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and group presentation

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.

The facilities available for physiotherapy students at the Alison Gingell Building at Coventry University are exceptional. They have been an incredible asset to aid learning on the course and the simulation ward that includes patient simulation manikins are great for practicing valuable assessment skills that are essential to placement.

Albert Ashley, second year student, 2021
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How you'll learn

The teaching and learning approaches used within the course allow you to develop a wide range of practical and academic skills required to meet the expanding role and diverse career pathways of physiotherapists within the contemporary healthcare setting.

Teaching approaches used, such as problem-based learning and flipped classroom, allow you to develop as an independent lifelong learner and explore theory in your own time. You will be fully supported in these new ways of learning through the use of comprehensive study guides and resource lists. Theory will be applied and practical skills will be developed during seminars and practical workshops in groups of around 20 students.

We recognise the importance of peer support and learning from each other for academic, personal and professional development and so have developed a “buddy system”. You will also have an academic personal tutor assigned to you for academic and pastoral support throughout your course.

In a typical teaching week, you will have around 20 contact hours of teaching. The majority of this will be either seminars or practical workshops. When on placement you will work 40 hours per week. In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 15 hours of self-directed study each week.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Assessment

This course uses varied assessment strategies, moving away from the traditional exam or essay, to assess students in an authentic way reflecting the challenges faced in the clinical context and allowing you to demonstrate your creativity and digital fluency. Assessment methods may include exams, video production, practical assessments, reports and group work elements.

You will be provided with formative assessment opportunities throughout each module, to enable you to assess and reflect on your learning and prepare for and understand the requirements of the final assessment.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


Job ready

Our course is designed to prepare you personally and professionally for a successful career as a chartered physiotherapist. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of practical and academic skills which you will put into practice on five clinical placements.

The final year modules should facilitate your preparation for entry into the physiotherapy profession. A dedicated module exploring employability, enterprise and entrepreneurism will help to equip you with the skills to secure your first job and flourish professionally within public, private or third sector organisations. An annual physiotherapy Employability Fair, which coincides with a final year poster conference assessment, allows you to explore the career opportunities and in some cases apply and be interviewed there and then (subject to availability). Your assigned academic personal tutor and “buddies” will also provide individual advice on your future career decisions and offer support throughout the process of securing your first position.


International experience opportunities

Our course provides international learning experiences to help prepare you for the global employment market as well as strengthen and develop your broader personal and professional skills.

I am a first-year student and despite the pandemic I’ve received a fantastic teaching experience so far. The teaching staff are really friendly and helpful, whether in person or during online based lessons.

Trevor Cheng, first year student, 2021
Physiotherapist student practicing in a class room on a students arm

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level ABB to include a Biological Science subject (including a pass in the practical component). Physical Education will be considered. Excludes General Studies.
GCSE 7 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 6. Evidence of recent study is desirable.
BTEC DDM at Extended Diploma level in Biological Science or a health related course plus additional A2 Biology or A2 PE (minimum grade B). Sports and exercise science will be considered, but sports development and performance or coaching is not accepted. Other BTEC qualifications in a related biological science area will be considered in combination with other qualifications. Contact Admissions for further information.
IB Diploma 34 points, including 3 subjects at Higher Level grade 6 to include a biological science.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered.

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international foundation year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Biosciences will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £18,050 per year Not available

A non-repayable grant of £5,000 and extra payments worth up to £3,000 is available to eligible home students for each year of study. Read more about the Training Grant on The NHS Business Services Authority website.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features a range of mock healthcare settings, including hospital wards, ambulance, therapy suites and community houses, giving you the opportunity to replicate real-life situations before you go on placement.

Mock Operating Theatre

Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

 

 

 

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

 

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!


Careers and opportunities

A degree in physiotherapy offers the opportunity for a challenging, rewarding and well-respected career. The graduate prospects for Physiotherapy students are impressively high, especially with a degree from Coventry University, as we are ranked 7th in the Complete University Guide 2021.

There is a huge demand and excellent employment prospects for our newly qualified physiotherapists. Our courses are developed collaboratively with our practice partners to ensure that we produce graduates with the knowledge and practical skills desired by potential employers.

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council allowing you to work as a physiotherapist in the UK (additional costs apply). If you wish to progress your studies further, for example on a Physiotherapy or Health Studies master’s course, you will be eligible to apply.

Coventry University and the physiotherapy course team is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. Throughout the course you will be required to record learning experiences in an e-portfolio which provides a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, which enhances employability.

Where our graduates work

The expanding role of the physiotherapist within both the public and private sectors may offer many career pathways within the NHS, industry, community settings, sports and the private, independent and voluntary sectors. Our multiple placement opportunities throughout the course reflects these diverse prospects. Your qualification may also allow you to apply for overseas accreditation to work abroad (acceptance of HCPC accreditation to practice overseas is determined by the individual countries and may change over time).

If you wish to progress your studies further, for example on a Physiotherapy or Health Studies master’s course, you will be eligible to apply.


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  • Student Contract

    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 2021/22 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.

    Tuition fees

    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.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).