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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Sports Therapy

UCAS Code: C631

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 30-42 level 3 credits at merit/distinction with a minimum of 18 Level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

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

DMM

We will accept triple grades achieved from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports therapy

Sports Therapy is a hands-on career working with many types of people, from professional athletes to members of the public looking to maintain health and fitness. The sports therapy industry is growing at a rapid pace and demand for skilled, expert professionals is increasing in line.
During your study you will cover a range of disciplines including the design of injury prevention programmes; assessment and treatment of injury; sport psychology; rehabilitation programmes and soft tissue therapy techniques.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• A minimum of 450 hours clinical experience.
• 95% go on to work or study within six months of finishing.
• Close industry relationships give you excellent placement opportunities with organisations like Plymouth Raiders, Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth Albion and Raiders Wheelchair Basketball.
• Experience in practical sports therapy starts from the very beginning of the course in our modern teaching clinic, always underpinned by scientific principles.
• Includes use of the latest technologies, such as diagnostic ultrasound, an innovative anti-gravity treadmill, RS footscan, electrotherapy modalities for clinical assessment and rehabilitation treatment.

**What might I become?**
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Albion and Torquay United, as well as setting up their own successful businesses.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Sports Therapy at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018

Modules

Hannah - Third year, Sports Therapy;
“In the first year we learnt the basic anatomy and physiology needed to assess soft tissue injuries and we got hands-on experience learning massage techniques. In our second year we learnt about clinical diagnoses and different treatment techniques, and personal training and gym instructor qualifications are built in to the coaching module. Third year involves injury prevention, strength and conditioning as well as a dissertation. There’s loads of placement opportunities throughout the degree, including at the on-site Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic.”

1st Year
Engaging with learning: Personal and professional development
Introduction to sport, exercise and health psychology
Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise sciences
Functional anatomy for sport therapy and rehabilitation
Soft tissue theory
Musculoskeletal assessment

2nd Year
Research methods and analysis in sport and health sciences
Work based learning
Injury treatment modalities
Principles of exercise, coaching and rehabilitation
Manual therapy of the spine
Pathology and clinical reasoning

3rd Year
Honours project
Injury biomechanics
Strength training, conditioning and rehabilitation
Diagnostic, rehabilitation and injury management
Sport therapy - clinical experience

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include case studies, written exams, essays, laboratory reports, poster, competence-based exams and practical exams.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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.

80%
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
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Health 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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