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Coventry University

Sports and Exercise Therapy

UCAS Code: BC96

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include Biology or Physical Education. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit of which 15 must be in Biology or Sport Science related units. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Mathematics and two Sciences.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include 5 points in Biology at Higher level.

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

DDM-DMM

in Biology or Sport Science subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sports therapy

This challenging and rewarding course provides a pathway to a range of career opportunities within the sporting and non-sporting sectors. Coventry University gives you the opportunity to work with a range of clients of all ages and abilities. Whilst on the course you could be working with anyone from transplantees at the World Games to international Rugby players and others. This course has been developed in conjunction with the Society of Sports Therapists and currently holds accredited status. As such, you will be provided with student membership of the society throughout the course, including malpractice insurance during your final stage of study (no additional fees apply). Successful completion of the course will ensure you are an independent practitioner as a Graduate Sports and Exercise Therapist. You will work alongside our expert research-active staff who will mentor and guide your professional development. The interactive nature of the course means that you will develop a close professional relationship with the course team that can continue following the completion of your studies. Our cutting-edge facilities including; anti-gravity treadmill, modern strength and conditioning facilities, dedicated therapy teaching rooms, and dedicated treatment rooms, complement our contemporary therapy clinic. You will also work alongside Sports Scientists as part of an interdisciplinary team in our new Sports Science Laboratories. As well as your mandatory final-year placement as part of the Clinical Practice module, you will have the opportunity to apply for a national or international sandwich year placement to enhance your skills and experience.

Please note that mandatory placements are arranged by the University and are included as part of your course, however you may incur additional travel costs associated with such placement. Other optional placement opportunities may however be subject to additional costs, application processes, and availability and/or meeting applicable visa requirements.

**Key Course Benefits**
* The course team are active Sports and Exercise Therapy practitioners and members of the SST and other professional bodies.

* Excellent staff links with sporting organisations, events, local sports teams and clinics which have previously provided employment opportunities for our graduates, while many of our staff are actively involved in research within the Faculty Research Centre.

* Opportunity to work in The Sports Therapy Clinic on campus, which has full access to a fitness suite housing an AlterG and Cybex equipment alongside a substantial free weight section.

* Assessments to obtain industry related qualifications, such as first aid certificate enabling you to undertake first responder work experience with our sports teams.

* The course has been mapped to the educational standards and competencies specified by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST)

Modules

Your main study themes are:

**Sports massage**: Develops your knowledge and practical skills in the application of sports massage to enable you to apply a range of sports massage and soft tissue techniques effectively and safely. Incorporating therapeutic and more advanced remedial techniques, we cover massage in a way which is applied to clinical settings in terms of pre-, inter- and post-event, as well as part of a management plan for clients.

**Anatomy and physiology**: Anatomical knowledge is fundamental to effective management of sports injuries and the link between analysis of the human function and clinical application. We will build your theoretical and practical knowledge of functional anatomy of the spine, upper and lower limbs, developing skills in observation, palpation and handling essential for professional practice. At the same time, you will gain an understanding of the function and control of human physiology across the exercise spectrum, introducing the areas of the muscular system, nervous system and energy system.

**Assessment of fitness and health**: You will consider the role of physical assessment protocols and tests to identify risks of injury or illness and include measurements for cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, balance, posture and proprioception. You will study design and data analysis, exploring how to conduct such analyses using tools such as the Functional Movement Screen, Y-balance and a host of other methods to assess clients. We also cover the general principles of health, wellbeing and personal hygiene and recommendations for recreational and competitive sport participants.

**Manual therapy**: Sports therapists require highly developed assessment skills to analyse an athlete’s injury to inform treatment and rehabilitation. We will build your knowledge and practical skills in the safe and effective application of appropriate manual therapy techniques for the management of peripheral and vertebral joint disorders and pathologies. We also cover the methods and protocols for initiating and implementing a referral to an appropriate professional, as required, using the relevant terminology for the injury, treatment and management to date.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Please be aware that some optional modules may require a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Sports therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Health associate professionals
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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