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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,B-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

112-120

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

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Sports therapy

Sports therapists use sport and exercise principles to optimise sport preparation and injury risk management within recreational, training and competitive environments. Able to assess trauma, they often give first aid, attend to injuries and provide sports massage pre- and post-activity, implementing appropriate rehabilitation programmes and referring patients on for specialist advice and intervention when appropriate.

Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), our degree provides the essential foundations of knowledge and develops your clinical practice skills, putting you in an excellent position for future careers within the therapy profession.

Our experienced faculty includes academics and practitioners with professional experiences; many of whom have worked as clinicians in professional sports and remain active in clinical practice. With research expertise covering injury risk management, evaluation of treatment interventions, nutrition, physiology and psychology, they undertake a wide range of research and consultancy work with external clients such as Coventry City Academy and Wasps RFC, providing our students with opportunities to work alongside them.

You will engage with ‘live’ clients from the second year onwards in our on-site sports therapy clinic and as immediate responders offering ‘pitch-side’ first aid support to our student teams and organisations such as Coventry Rugby Club. We also attend external events like the GB transplant games, Coventry Half Marathon, Varsity and Leicester Rowing Regatta, which provide further scope for clinical practice experience.

**Key Course Benefits**
* Links with local sports teams and clinics which have previously provided employment opportunities for our graduates.

* Opportunity to work in The Therapy Clinic on campus, which has full access to a fitness suite housing 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.

* Access to an extensive suite of sport science laboratories containing physiological assessment equipment, anatomical models to support teaching, strength and conditioning suite, and plinth rooms to practice therapy specific skills such as mobilisations, electrotherapy, and clinical anatomy.

* Opportunity to apply for a number of Society of Sports Therapists scholarships and bursaries for students who excel on the course. The scholarship and bursaries are supported by the validating governing body, and are advertised toward the end of the academic year.

**Accreditation and Professional Recognition**
This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

**Society of Sports Therapists**
You will be eligible for full membership on graduation provided you have a valid first aid certificate and have performed the requisite number of hours of clinical practice to prove your practical competence (currently 200 supervised clinical hours then a certain number of hours per year as determined by the SST). Only full membership meets the required levels of competencies and knowledge necessary to be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

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.

84%
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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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