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Sports Therapy

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

UCAS Code:

NC62

NC64 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Improving human health has never been a bigger global challenge. Get the specialist, practical skills you need to aid in the treatment and recovery of injuries.

Did you know?

Develop the skills and knowledge required to become a CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity) qualified level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer.

 

This programme is also accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, which ensures that we meet high standards of education and professional practice, enhancing graduates' credibility and employability in the field.

 

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

Modules

These modules are being validated and may be subject to change.

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Soft Tissue Massage and Manipulation
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology
  • Acute Injury and First Aid
  • Lower Limb Assessment and Injury
  • Health and Fitness Instructing

These modules are being validated and may be subject to change.

  • Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation I
  • Upper Limb Assessment and Injury
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation II
  • Supporting the Injured Athlete
  • Therapy of the Spine

These modules are being validated and may be subject to change.

  • Advanced Sports Therapy
  • Peripheral Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Placement
  • Exercise and Health (optional)
  • Biomechanics and Psychology of Injury and Recovery (optional)
  • Dissertation by Research*
  • Athletic Performance and Training Project*

*Must select one of these options.

Skills

Make a difference to human lives with a degree in sports therapy.

This programme is aimed at students wanting to become Sports Therapists. A Sports Therapist, who is a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists, is an Allied Health Professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Assess individuals for a range of conditions and injuries.
  • Evaluate various on field scenarios and administer appropriate management (including basic life support) and return to activity decisions for acute trauma. 
  • Aid in return to sport and enhance overall performance.
  • Devise sport-specific programmes to prepare athletes for sport participation and implement protocols to reduce the likelihood of injury.
  • Refer to other healthcare professionals where appropriate.

As part of your degree, you must complete 200 hours of clinical placement. The university will support you in securing a suitable placement, which may take place in a range of sports and clinical settings. These opportunities will not only provide you with first-hand experience of the realities of sports therapy alongside skillful professionals, but also allow you to utilise the knowledge and skills you have developed throughout your studies in real-life scenarios.

Along with practical skills (analytical and qualitative), you’ll develop the attributes you need to succeed in the workplace, including:

  • Written and spoken communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail.

You’ll also gain an understanding of the ethics and best practice involved in working with patients.

Your employability is our priority from day one - we have established links with local organisation and sports clubs, enabling opportunities for excellent student placements. Such links currently include Crystal Palace Football, Richmond Club and Rosslyn Park Rugby Club.

Learning

Experience a dynamic, contemporary curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Sport and exercise science labs equipped with start of the art equipment for assessing human physiology and biomechanics
  • Newly developed Allied Health and Nursing centre, equipped with simulation wards and consultation rooms
  • On-campus sports facilities, such as sports hall and gymnasium
  • High-spec computer suites, supported by a team of expert laboratory and IT technicians.

In Year 3, you’ll have the chance to shape your own studies by conducting research on a self-selected topic. This enables you to explore and develop current knowledge in a chosen area of sports therapy, or sports and exercise science before you graduate.

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Working in both small groups and individually, you’ll enjoy a mix of lectures and practicals as you work through progressive modules, including:

  • Biomechanics analysis and movement
  • Fundamentals of exercise physiology
  • Sports massage
  • Exercise therapy
  • Advanced trauma management

 

Leah Bell

My name is Leah and I am a lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of Roehampton. You will meet me in your first semester on the ‘Functional Anatomy’ and ‘Soft Tissue Therapy’ modules, as well as other clinical assessment, rehabilitation and therapy modules throughout the rest of your degree.  

I studied ‘Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage’ BSc, followed by completing my MSc in Sports Rehabilitation (Pre-registration), and am a registered member of the ‘British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers’ (BASRaT) and the ‘Sports Massage Association’ (SMA).

I have worked in a range of settings and have been fortunate to have many opportunities to utilise my sports therapy skills. I have worked providing pitch side first aid and sports injury management with many sports including football, kickboxing, field hockey and American football, however most of my experience comes from working with rugby teams. This includes local teams covering training and game days, as well as working with private school teams, and even professional sport, having the opportunity to work with the Australian Rugby Union Team. "

Assessment

Push yourself further with real-world assignments. 

Throughout the course, you’ll experience a wide range of assessments that enhance your understanding and practical skills, while giving you a taste of industry practices.
These include:

  • online tests
  • written examinations
  • laboratory reports
  • presentations
  • essays
  • research and data collection projects

You’ll leave Roehampton with an in-depth understanding of both the theory and the hands-on applications of biomedical science, ready to take the next step.

Careers

Shape the future of public health. 

If you’re ready to learn, we’ll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve.

Our graduates go on to work in different specialisms within sports sciences/allied health, such as:

  • Sports Therapist working in a range of settings including sports environments of different levels, or private and public clinical contexts.
  • Postgraduate study in fields such as ‘Physiotherapy’ and ‘Strength and Conditioning’.
  • Academia, whether this be from a research point-of-view or progressing into a lecturing role.

 

Many take on roles in the NHS and sports clubs and teams. Others choose to work with local communities to improve access to healthcare or as private therapists. (Starting salaries in private clinics and the NHS can be more than £20,000. If working for themselves, a sports therapist may charge up to £55 per hour).

With our BSc Sports Therapy degree, you can also continue to postgraduate study, specialising in research, clinical practice, or management within the sports and exercise field. Or take courses that enhance your skillset and develop your CPD portfolio, to prepare you for patient-facing healthcare professions.

‚ÄčOur careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Open days

Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

Specific entry requirements

A-level in either PE, Human Biology, Biology; or a BTEC in Sport or a Sport-related area such as Health, that includes Anatomy and physiology units. GCSE (C/4) in English and Mathematics. 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

To be confirmed.

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Entry tariff

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

Specific entry requirements

A-level in either PE, Human Biology, Biology; or a BTEC in Sport or a Sport-related area such as Health, that includes Anatomy and physiology units. GCSE (C/4) in English and Mathematics. 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

To be confirmed.

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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