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Solent University (Southampton)

Sport and Exercise Therapy

UCAS Code: C630

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sports therapy

Want to help injured athletes recover from injury? This challenging sport and exercise therapy degree will help provide you with the essential clinical skills and judgement you need to secure an exciting career working with athletes, sports teams and more.

This highly practical course is specifically tailored to help students secure a rich and interesting career in this area. Students have plenty of chances to develop essential clinical skills in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants, as well as the opportunity to acquire industry-specific fitness (REPs) and coaching (NGB) qualifications.

Students also learn a combination of injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, management treatment and referral, rehabilitation and education, with a specific focus on applications within a sport and exercise setting. The varied nature of this course has the potential to open a wide range of career opportunities upon graduation.

The course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, this means students can become an accredited member of the society on graduating – demonstrating standards of knowledge and competence that are professionally recognised and recommended.

Modules

Year one: CORE UNITS *Study Skills In Sport And Exercise Science *Functional Anatomy And Kinesiology *Sports Coaching And Fitness Instruction *Introduction To Sport And Exercise Science *Introduction To Physiology Of Exercise *Introduction To Sport And Exercise Therapy *Introduction To Therapeutic Interventions. Year two: CORE UNITS *Research Methods For Sport And Exercise *Applied Sport And Exercise Therapy *Applied Therapeutic Interventions *Sport And Exercise Biomechanics *Sport And Exercise Rehabilitation. OPTIONS *Application Of Fitness Testing And Training *Advanced Training Principles *Diet And Nutrition *Curriculum Plus. Year three: CORE UNITS *Project *Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Therapy *Advanced Therapeutic Interventions *Sports Conditioning *Clinical Experience.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

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.

78%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance and related 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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