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University of Central Lancashire

Sports Therapy (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: C633

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

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points at A2 including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

72 UCAS points including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

72 UCAS points including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

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

DM

Science preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science

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

MMP

including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

72 UCAS points including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

72 UCAS points including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

UCAS Tariff

72

including Biology, Physical Education or Sports & Exercise Sciences

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sports therapy

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but dont have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Incorporating the pillars of sports therapy (e.g. recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injury) youll learn the theoretical knowledge to underpin the practical skills necessary to enable injured athletes to return to full function and sport.On graduation, you will be a well-rounded practitioner ready to assist athletes to recover through rehabilitation and return to full fitness. The course has a significant practical element, with students completing hours of clinical practice in live, real world environments. You will also get the chance to work with amateur and semi-professional sports teams - exposing you to practice early on in the course.Current placement opportunities include a wide variety of; Premiership Football, National Rugby and Super League Rugby clubs across the country alongside placement opportunities across a range of other sports and clinical environments.Work experience, research internships, participation in research conferences are all opportunities available to our Sports Therapy students.With support from the staff, if international placements are sourced, these can also provide our students with further experience in the field of Sports Therapy.

Modules

Year 1: Essential Literature for Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors, Fundamentals of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, The Basis of Human Movement, Professional Work Environments for STO, Study Skills for Lifelong Learning, Volunteering and Safety Management

Year 2: Anatomy, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice1, Fundamentals of Movement and Exercise, Physiology and Pathology for Sports Therapists, Foundations in Sports Therapy, Management, Treatment and Referral in Sports Injuries

Year 3: Soft Tissue Therapy and Practice, Screening Techniques for Sports Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy for Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation of Sports Injury, Functional Anatomy and Pathology in Assessment, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2 (e-learning option part time)

Year 4: Compulsory Modules; Sports Therapy and Clinical Practice, Management of Sports Injuries in Specific Populations, Complete Management of an Injured Athlete, Applied Strength and Conditioning for Sports Therapists. Optional Module from a choice of: Dissertation
Or Research Project. With one of the following:- Skills for Leadership and Business, Advances in Fitness Training, Industry Based Experience

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Health 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.

77%
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
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

86%
Library resources
91%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Health associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sports therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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