Why study BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy at BU?

  • Placement experience throughout the course means you will gain relevant experience in real sports therapy settings from observation of clinicians to managing a caseload
  • This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists meaning that on successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for membership with them
  • We have strong links with sports injury clinics, sports clubs and some of the biggest names in the sports industry to inform our teaching and provide placement opportunities. Within 15 months of completing the course, 85% of graduates are in employment or further study. 
  • Blending theoretical and practical elements – you'll learn how to assess and manage sports injuries, and provide specialist advice and treatments like sport and remedial massage and musculoskeletal interventions
  • Get involved in our variety of sporting clubs and teams at BU
  • Lecturers are from a broad range of sporting and sports therapy backgrounds which is fed back into our teaching.

Find out more about the content of this course

Course review: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.  These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.

Course accreditation

This course 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. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus and Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time, 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)

Accreditations:

The Society of Sports Therapists

Required subjects:

Biology, Human Biology, Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Health Science, Health & Social Care, Physical Education, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, or other sport-related subject.

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 120 - 136 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A - levels or equivalent including 40 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.