Sports and Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: BC96
International Code: HLSU191

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

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

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

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

  • Sports and Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons) is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST)
  • Dedicated Sports Therapy Clinic run by final year students under the supervision of staff
  • Study in the multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building with specialist sports therapy suite, physiology and biomechanics laboratories and industry-standard equipment
  • Excellent current staff links with sporting organisations, events, local sports teams and clinics
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

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

Sports and Exercise Therapists work with clients through rehabilitation to achieve maximum performance. Currently 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.

With access to a dedicated Sports Therapy Clinic, where you will have the chance to engage with public clients from year two onwards (subject to availability), you’ll be taught in fully equipped sports therapy suites, and physiology and biomechanics labs. These feature gold-standard equipment such as Alter G treadmill, Isokinetic Dynamometry, bod-pod and Vicon 3D motion analysis.

Our current team of expert practitioners - who continue to work in the industry, engage in active research and clinical practice - will support you and aim to help you to develop the skills needed to become an accredited Sports and Exercise Therapist* upon graduation.

You will explore the structure and function of the human body and how to employ a variety of therapy techniques including massage, soft tissue manipulation and exercise programmes. 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.

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 with us*. Previous students have provided support at events such as 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.

There are a number of opportunities for you to engage in independent research projects to give you the chance to further develop your employability skills as well as opportunity for assessments to obtain industry-related qualifications. This includes the first aid certificate (following successful completion of the Preparation for Practice module), which should enable you to undertake first responder work experience with our sports teams (subject to availability).

Accredited by:

The Society of Sports Therapists

Society of Sports Therapists

On successful completion, you should be eligible for full SST membership (additional costs and SST requirements apply) allowing you to be able to practice as a Sports Therapist in a wide variety of settings*.
*This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST) for the 2022/2023 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 be able to practice as a Sports Therapist (additional costs and SST requirements apply). Please visit the SST website for further information on requirements. Also, see the Memberships section of this webpage for further information.


Memberships

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 and other requirements may apply for full membership. Please check with the membership body SST for details.


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. 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, Sports and Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons), quoted in 2020, graduated, 2020
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What you'll study

Modules studied in year one aim to provide the scientific knowledge underpinning therapeutic techniques. This includes the chance to gain 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 as well as covering the science of exercise and its applications within exercise therapy programmes.

Modules

  • Good anatomical knowledge is essential in effective management of sports injuries and therefore this module is designed to provide the foundation of the Sports and Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons) 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 students considering professional practice upon graduation. This module is designed to integrate the understanding of applied anatomy linking the theoretical knowledge of anatomy to the analysis of human function.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test and viva

  • The aim of this module is to continue the development of your anatomical knowledge introduced previously in the Core Anatomy module, with focus now extending to the peripheral quadrants. The module aims to 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 students considering professional practice upon graduation. 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test and viva

  • 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 have the opportunity to integrate them into practical treatments on a participant.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and viva

  • 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 should 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, explore the principles that increase potential risk of injury, and be encouraged to relate this to common themes within a sporting context and within the general public.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Portfolio and viva

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Portfolio assessment

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

In year two you will have the opportunity to utilise your skills in the on-site massage clinic, open to the public, and will be taught joint manipulation techniques. You will be taught how to assess and manage injury, and how 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. Preparation for the final year project begins with a focus on designing and analysing research investigations.

Modules

  • 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 require understanding of the pathology of common central neuromusculoskeletal complaints and dysfunctions. You will be encouraged to engage in wide-ranging debates and problem-solving exercises using examples from real-life issues.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test

  • 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, whilst using the relevant terminology for the problem and /or treatment/management to date.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Presentation

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test and viva

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Portfolio

  • The initial stages of the scientific research process should be applied to enable you the chance 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

On successful completion of year two, 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 aim to enhance learning and may provide a competitive advantage in the workplace after graduation. Although you are responsible for securing the placement, the university offers support in identifying and applying for placement opportunities.

Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depending on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Please contact the Talent Team for more information about going on a placement or study abroad year.

Modules

  • Optional

  • Optional

In the final year, you will have the chance to work within the university’s Sports and Exercise Therapy clinic and/or in an external clinic or sporting situations, whereby you should build a portfolio of evidence of clinical competency to fulfil post-graduation requirements for potential registration with the SST*. You are encouraged to develop your understanding of the roles of a Sports and Exercise Therapist and will have the chance to design and undertake a research project.

*Please see the Accreditation and Professional recognition section and the SST website for further information on requirements.

Modules

  • The aim of this module is to introduce you to working within a clinical environment where you should 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Portfolio and viva

  • In this module you should 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Portfolio and viva

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Test and presentation

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

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Cpursework

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and presentation

  • 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.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

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.


How you'll learn

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 have the opportunity to work alongside other professional practitioners as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with the chance to practice your skills throughout your studies. Alongside your core teaching sessions, you will have opportunities to work 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 which aims to enhance your learning. You will receive individualised supervision during your final project and placements where appropriate.

Alongside your core teaching sessions, you will have opportunities to work 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 which aims to enhance your learning. You will receive individualised supervision during your final project and placements where appropriate.

During the undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity to experience a higher level of supervised teaching and practical hours in year 1 (level 4), decreasing each year as you should develop and become 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.


Assessment

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 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.


Job ready

The multi-disciplinary and applied nature of this degree course aims to prepare you for a potential future career in sport or exercise, including scientific support, exercise training, health promotion and rehabilitation.

On successful 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 autonomous 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.

International Experience Opportunities

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

Students can elect to undertake a study abroad or work experience year after their second year of study. Past 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 (subject to additional costs and for further requirements and eligibility please visit the SST website).

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.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBC to include Biology or PE. Excludes General Studies.
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences.
BTEC DMM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biology or Sport Science related subject.
IB Diploma 30 points to include a minimum of grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level.

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.

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.

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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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 - Sports Science 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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5.

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

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £16,650 per year Not available

If you choose to study this course with a professional placement or study abroad year, you will need to pay a tuition fee of £1,250 to cover your academic support.

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, stationary, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

Based in the state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building, you will have the opportunity to use our cutting-edge facilities, including sports therapy clinic and extensive sports science laboratories.

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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.

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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 a 3D motion capture system.

 


Careers and opportunities

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, competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements may apply).

The course includes a substantial amount of sport science, which can allow you the opportunity to move into other career options upon graduation, 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 NHS, or with local councils within sports development or exercise for health schemes.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and helping to give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market upon successful completion of your course. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your future career options. They can also help you to apply for suitable work placements* and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

Where our graduates work

Some past 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 past graduates have gone onto lead successful careers within private practice, both owning and working within a range of therapy clinics nationwide.

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

Other past 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 Strength and Conditioning MSc.

Further study

You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc . You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

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, Sports and Exercise Therapy BSC (Hons) graduate, quoted in 2020
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