Qualifying and practising as a sports therapist will enable you to provide advice and treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Upon graduation you'll be able to empower sports men, women and children to achieve optimal potential and performance.
The course is split between theoretical and practical elements, and you'll learn how to provide advice and treatment to manage the individual needs of a person within their sporting environment.This may involve designing and carrying out injury prevention programmes, providing immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, clinical, training and competitive environments. There will be opportunities to assess and manage sports injuries by providing specialist advice and treatments like sport and remedial massage and musculoskeletal interventions as part of a rehabilitation programmes.
This course at Bournemouth University is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists who will provide insurance for 250 hours of practice. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for membership with them.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
If you’re passionate about sport and you’re a high-performing sport athlete with the desire to continue developing your talents whilst you’re studying, then have a look at our BU Sport Scholarships which are available to help support you financially.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement (both options require the completion of 200 hours supervised practice in your final year)
The Society of Sports Therapists
Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science, Health Science. See full entry requirements for September 2021 required subjects.