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Coventry University


UCAS Code: B160

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


to include Biology. Physical Education may be considered. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 3 at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 6 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

7 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Maths and Science from a single sitting at grade 6.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


6 points in Biology at Higher level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


in a Biological Science or Health subject plus A2 level Biology or PE at grade B. Sports and Exercise Science will be considered.

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Full-time | 2019



If you care for others and enjoy helping people in need, a Physiotherapy degree could suit you as well as stimulate your mind.Becoming a physiotherapist offers the opportunity for a challenging, rewarding and satisfying career. You will make a real difference to the quality of life for your clients, enhancing their health and wellbeing by restoring functional movement.Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), this course provides the skills, knowledge and experience to provide safe, effective physiotherapy practice, enabling you to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Responding to the changing climate within the NHS, this programme aims to develop physiotherapists who can work effectively, efficiently and collaboratively in a range of different health care settings.A distinctive feature of our course is that your skills development and essential learning takes place in your first year, before you go on placements in the second and third year of your degree. Feedback from past students and placement providers suggests this optimises the experience for all concerned, ensuring you are well prepared and effectively ready to go by the time you enter professional settings.You will be encouraged to adopt a professional ethos which places the patient or client at the centre of the therapeutic process, developing the ability to deliver the most appropriate treatment, based on the evidence you are presented with, sensitively and to the highest standards, working respectfully as needed within a multidisciplinary team.**Year 1**The first preclinical phase is where the students prepare to enter physiotherapy clinical education. We use simulation, service-user involvement and innovative pedagogies to get students ready for the clinical environment to apply their theoretical knowledge, e.g. about anatomy, exercise, and pathologies, with a variety of client groups and healthcare settings.**Year 2**During clinical education the student gains experience within a variety of clinical locations. The course has developed strong partnerships with practice to ensure placement quality and capacity within both the NHS and private settings. A total of 1120 hours are completed during 5 clinical placements, offering students a wide range of educational and professional transformative learning opportunities. Placements serve to develop the students expertise across a breadth of professional practice, culminating with the final clinical placement at the end of the course, offering the students the opportunity to perform in a supervised environment at the level of a newly qualified Physiotherapist. Modules between placements back in university enable students to reflect and gain the most from those placements.**Final Year**In your final year, you will undertake a detailed research project, conducting investigations in an area of interest. Past students, for example, have conducted experiments in physical activities, such as breathing or jumping, to analyse electromyography (EMG) activity of muscles. Others have focused on qualitative research, conducting focus groups with footballers or current students, for instance, to understand different attitudes to treating people with a muscle injury or communication difficulties. On graduation, you will have had the opportunity to gain experience in the fields of the biological, physical and social sciences which underpin physiotherapy, including ethical, moral and legal issues relating to care.

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