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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

You will need a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

You will need a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

- The title of this course is FdSc Sports Therapy Course snapshot Qualified sports therapists are in high demand in the sports, health and leisure industries and our BSc (Hons) degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work at the top level of the profession. Who’s the course for? You will be fascinated in working with sports clubs, athletics teams and sports injury clinics, who are increasingly turning to therapists to help sportsmen and sportswomen train and compete safely, rehabilitate injured athletes and deal with the physical and emotional trauma of injury. Why should I study the course? You might be thinking about setting up your own sports therapy practice, treating injuries in sports injury clinics or working alongside professional athletes to improve their performance. Great. Tell me some more The Sports Therapy course integrates academic learning and the development of practical sports therapy skills to an advanced level. On completion of the degree, graduates will be qualified to join the industry’s professional body The Society of Sports Therapists (SST). You will study the science of sports therapy through anatomy modules and receive practical training in the techniques of sports massage. You will get the chance to select from a range of optional modules and specialise in areas that particularly interest you, tailoring your studies to your career aspirations. As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. Do I need to buy any equipment? For practical activities, a uniform is required at a cost of about £55. This consists of one polo shirt and track-pants. However, students may also choose to purchase additional items according to their requirements e.g. hoody, rain jacket, shorts etc. What skills will I gain? You will examine the role of the sports therapist, learn about sports injuries and understand how to strengthen and condition muscles. You will have the opportunity to attend key sports events to assist in treating injuries and gain further practical experience whilst on work placement and treating clients in our sports injury clinics. You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area or field of sports therapy that interests you. Our Human Performance Laboratory is used for undergraduate teaching, data collection for the research project and sports therapy consultancy. What about the future? The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the sports therapy industry. Our graduates have gone on to work in health promotion, supporting sports teams or working as self-employed sports therapists. Career paths include: Health care Sports clubs Sports injury clinics Health and fitness clubs Sports and leisure centres Self-employed sports therapist


Year 1: Personal and Academic Development, Introduction to Injury Management, Athletic Conditioning, Exercise Science for Sports Therapists, Soft Tissue Therapy, Musculoskeletal Anatomy. Year 2: Pathology of Sports Injuries, Research for Sports Therapists, Peripheral and Spinal Assessment, Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation 1, Exercise as Medicine. One option from: Sports Nutrition and Entrepreneurial Skills. Year 3: Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation 2, Professional Clinical Practice, Sports Therapy Project. One option from: Nutrition for Performance, Sports Psychology

University College Birmingham

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University College Birmingham is a university college affiliated with the University of Birmingham, which awards all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The university college specialises in the areas of hospitality and the culinary arts, hairdressing and beauty, tourism, business, marketing, accounting, sports management and more.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
371 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
40% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are health associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are therapy professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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