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Sports Rehabilitation with Strength and Conditioning or Sports Therapy

Course Code: UF5762, UF5763
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BSc (Hons) top-up
  • Awarding body: University of Plymouth
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

This degree is a one year top-up progression for those who have already completed a Foundation Degree in either Strength and Conditioning or Sports Therapy. Whilst you will continue to specialise in your chosen field, you will also study a module in the opposing field in combination with modules focused on rehabilitation, interdisciplinary practice, employability and personal research. You will build on your specialisation, but also broaden your skills/knowledge in the fields of sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and general athletic care.

Please note; when applying for this course, you will be required to select a course code. For Sports Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning, please use course code UF5762. For Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, please use course code UF5763.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

Course information

The programme consists of the following modules:

  • research project
  • interdisciplinary practice and wider professional issues
  • employability and reflective practice

Strength and conditioning pathway (only):

  • advanced strength, conditioning and rehabilitation
  • sports therapy for strength and conditioning coaches

Sports therapy pathway (only):

  • advanced sports therapy and rehabilitation
  • strength and conditioning for the sports therapist

You must have successfully completed study at levels 4 and 5 in strength and conditioning to be eligible for the Strength and Conditioning Pathway.
You must have successfully completed study at levels 4 & 5 in sports therapy to be eligible for the Sports Therapy Pathway.
Those who have successfully completed study at levels 4 and 5 in a related subject will be considered on an individual basis (interview and proof of transcript may apply).

This degree is assessed using various methods such as:

  • coursework
  • exams/tests
  • practicals
  • individual research project.

Upon successful completion you may be eligible for study at level 7 (ie MSc, PGCE etc) at other training providers and will also be accredited practitioners (pending approval) or be prepared to undertake accreditation with several recognised professional bodies (eg STO, BASRaT, UKSCA, NSCA).

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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