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Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation

Course Code: UF2691

Level: 5
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years

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About the course

Injuries are an unwelcome yet somewhat inevitable aspect of professional and competitive sport. Accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO), our Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation helps you develop the practical skills and knowledge to confidently succeed in all areas of injury management and athlete care. You will develop extensive knowledge of injury pathophysiology; clinical and pitch-side assessment and management; a range of treatment methods including soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation, electrotherapy, taping and dry needling; human anatomy and kinesiology; functional movement screening; sports nutrition; injury prevention models; rehabilitation programme design; and fundamentals of performance strength and conditioning. You will practice and develop your expanding skills through our supervised student-led sports injury clinic where you will have access to a range of athletes and sports injuries. You will be trained by industry specialists in sports therapy, strength conditioning and exercise physiology to broaden your skills and understanding of the various roles of a dynamic and multi-skilled sports medicine team.

 

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

What you'll learn

The course includes the following subjects:

Year 1

  • anatomy of human movement
  • sports massage and manual therapy
  • pathophysiology of sports injuries
  • clinical assessment of sports injuries
  • treatment and management of sports injuries
  • strength and conditioning and injury prevention.

Year 2

  • functional anatomy for Sports Therapy
  • Sports Therapy clinical practice
  • advanced manual therapy and injury management
  • injury rehabilitation and reconditioning
  • sports nutrition (optional module)
  • emergency trauma and pitchside management (optional module).

Benefits:

  • opportunities to treat professional athletes
  • opportunities to work overseas with European partners
  • membership of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and a science-based subject

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through a mixture of practical assessments, in-class tests, coursework (essays and reports), presentations and seminars.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Full-time

Course Code: UF2691

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £6950

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.