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Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) / FdSc

University College Birmingham
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English

Program description

Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) / FdSc

From working alongside professional footballers to treating sports injuries in a clinic, qualified sports therapists are in major demand across the sports, health and leisure industries. Our specialist Sports Therapy degree combines academic learning with developing your practical sports therapy skills to an advanced level, opening up a wide range of career options when you graduate.

Having developed your understanding of the therapist’s role, the science of sports therapy and massage techniques, you will have a vast array of opportunities to gain experience putting your training to the test in the real world. Our past students have gained prestigious placements with the Scottish Rugby Union at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Six Nations, as well as working for a host of other prolific sports clubs, organisations and events. You will also have the chance to work in University College Birmingham’s cutting-edge sports facilities, including our sports injury/massage clinics on campus.

During your studies, you can gain a variety of further industry qualifications including sports massage and first aid. On completing our sports therapy course, you will also be qualified to join the industry’s professional body, The Society of Sports Therapists.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements for BA/BSc programmes

International entry requirements

Entry requirements for undergraduate degree courses offered by University College Birmingham are detailed for individual countries on the University website.

English language requirement for international applicants

To apply for any undergraduate degree, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

In addition to IELTS, for international applicants, University College Birmingham accepts a number of country-specific English language qualifications as evidence of English language ability. These are shown under the ‘Country Specific Information’ tab of the University website.

We also offer UCB English Proficiency Test that is complimentary to all our conditional offer holders. You will need to achieve an overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component.

Applying with a UCAS tariff-based qualification

For BA/BSc offers, a student must achieve a minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with the exception of:

  • Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons), Primary Education Studies BA (Hons) and Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons) - students must achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) – students must achieve a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points

Applying with a work-based background

To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education.

Applying with a non-UCAS tariff-based qualification

University College Birmingham also accepts a variety of Level 3 qualifications that may not currently be included on the UCAS Tariff.

These can include a wide range of vocational Level 3 and International qualifications.

Entry requirements for FdA/FdSc programmes (Not available for international applicants)

Applying with a UCAS tariff-based qualification

For foundation degree offers, students must achieve a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A-level or equivalent.

Please note, some courses have additional specific entry requirements, for example, Professional Cookery, Specialist Hair and Media Make-up and Aesthetic Practitioner. Please refer to the relevant course page on the University website.

These minimum academic entry requirements are only a guide and each application is treated on an individual basis.

Applying with a work-based background

For foundation degree offers, we also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to the University. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education.

Applying with a non-UCAS tariff-based qualification

University College Birmingham also accepts a variety of Level 3 qualifications that may not currently be included on the UCAS Tariff.
These can include a wide range of vocational Level 3 and International qualifications.

How to apply?

UCB direct applications

UCB Direct allows prospective students who are only interested in studying at University College Birmingham to apply direct (free of charge) without having to complete lengthy and sometimes complex application forms.

UCAS applications

UK applicants wishing to apply for more than one course must apply through the UCAS website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Academic Development
  • Exercise Science for Sports Therapists
  • Introduction to Sports Injury Management
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Pathology of Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral and Spinal Assessment
  • Research for Sports Therapists
  • Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation 1
  • Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation 2
  • Choose 1 optional module:
    • Athletic Movement Analysis
    • Creative Business Enterprise
    • Sports Coaching
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Sports Psychology

Year 3

Core Modules

  • Exercise as Medicine
  • Professional Clinical Practice
  • Sports Project
  • Sports Psychology II
  • Choose 1 optional module:
    • Multidisciplinary Practices in Sport
    • Nutrition for Performance
    • Sports Coaching and the Development of Expertise
    • Work Based Learning for Sport

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

UK/EU students:

  • Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc (2020/2021) program fee - £9,250 (per year)
  • Half year program fee - £4,625

International students:

  • Cost Sept 21 / Jan 22 - £12,500 (per year)

Continuing studies

Want to take your studies to the next level? Completing the BSc (Hons) degree will enable you to move onto our Strength, Conditioning and Performance MSc course.

Career opportunities

  • Sports physiotherapist
  • Sports therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Higher education lecturer

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Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...


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