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BSc (Hons)
Sports and Exercise Therapy

Undergraduate course
Health

Want to play a role in sports recovery? Learn the science behind sports injuries, gaining experience at local and national sporting events.

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You'll have access to excellent sport and therapy facilities in both our Health and Carnegie faculties.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from two A levels (or equivalent awards) to include 100 points in a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject and excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalent) are required in Maths, English Language and at least one Science subject. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject. Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Personal StatementApplicants for this course are not interviewed; therefore, it is important that you address in your personal statement the following:High level of interest, research & knowledge of the sport therapy profession;Evidence of work experience in a sporting/therapy environment;Excellent communication skills;Ability to empathise with others;Ability to work consistently;Ability to integrate information & skills across different subject areas;Ability to solve problems;Ability to study independently and in groups;Any additional information that relates to sport.Criminal History CheckSatisfactory enhanced criminal checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.All successful applicants are normally expected to pay for their student membership of The Society of Sports Therapists, details will be provided at the commencement of the course (approx 150.00 pounds for the three year undergraduate period, though this fee may be liable to change).
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from two A levels (or equivalent awards) to include 100 points in a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject and excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalent) are required in Maths, English Language and at least one Science subject. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject. Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Personal StatementApplicants for this course are not interviewed; therefore, it is important that you address in your personal statement the following:High level of interest, research & knowledge of the sport therapy profession;Evidence of work experience in a sporting/therapy environment;Excellent communication skills;Ability to empathise with others;Ability to work consistently;Ability to integrate information & skills across different subject areas;Ability to solve problems;Ability to study independently and in groups;Any additional information that relates to sport.Criminal History CheckSatisfactory enhanced criminal checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.All successful applicants are normally expected to pay for their student membership of The Society of Sports Therapists, details will be provided at the commencement of the course (approx 150.00 pounds for the three year undergraduate period, though this fee may be liable to change).
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from two A levels (or equivalent awards) to include 100 points in a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject and excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) are required in Maths, English Language and at least one Science subject. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject. Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Personal StatementApplicants for this course are not interviewed; therefore, it is important that you address in your personal statement the following:High level of interest, research & knowledge of the sport therapy profession;Evidence of work experience in a sporting/therapy environment;Excellent communication skills;Ability to empathise with others;Ability to work consistently;Ability to integrate information & skills across different subject areas;Ability to solve problems;Ability to study independently and in groups;Any additional information that relates to sport.Criminal History CheckSatisfactory enhanced criminal checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.All successful applicants are normally expected to pay for their student membership of The Society of Sports Therapists, details will be provided at the commencement of the course (approx 150.00 pounds for the three year undergraduate period, though this fee may be liable to change).
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from two A levels (or equivalent awards) to include 100 points in a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject and excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) are required in Maths, English Language and at least one Science subject. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject. Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Personal StatementApplicants for this course are not interviewed; therefore, it is important that you address in your personal statement the following:High level of interest, research & knowledge of the sport therapy profession;Evidence of work experience in a sporting/therapy environment;Excellent communication skills;Ability to empathise with others;Ability to work consistently;Ability to integrate information & skills across different subject areas;Ability to solve problems;Ability to study independently and in groups;Any additional information that relates to sport.Criminal History CheckSatisfactory enhanced criminal checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.All successful applicants are normally expected to pay for their student membership of The Society of Sports Therapists, details will be provided at the commencement of the course (approx 150.00 pounds for the three year undergraduate period, though this fee may be liable to change).
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Matt Duke

Careers

Matt Duke
Rehabilitation Therapist, West Leeds RUFC in
Leeds

MSc Sports Therapy

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My Masters was a stepping stone to advancing my career as a Rehabilitation Therapist. It complimented my strengths in science and sport, enhancing my knowledge of injury management, physiology and biomechanics - making me a much more effective therapist.

With a global increase in sporting participation and challenges faced by health related issues such as obesity, sports therapy graduates are well placed in terms of employability skills. Our choice of final year modules allows you to shape your degree in the direction you choose. You will gain clinical and professional skills in preparation for your future career.

  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Teacher
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit our Careers Site

MODULES & LEARNING

Preparation for Sports & Exercise Therapy Practice

Human Movement & Function 2

Human Movement & Function 1

Fundamentals of Biomechanics & Anatomy

Sports & Exercise Physiology

Skills for Sports & Exercise Therapy

Assessment of the Athlete in Sports & Exercise Therapy

Sports Trauma Management

Measurement & Evaluation for Sport & Exercise Physiology

Evidence Based Rehabilitation in Sport

Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Performance

Exercise For Referred Populations

Research & Extended Protocol (Dissertation)

Sports & Exercise Therapy Practice Placement

Professional Practice Business & Enterprise for Sports Therapy

Biomechanics of Strength & Injury

Applied Sport & Clinical Exercise Physiology

Obesity Management

Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

Current Concepts in Sports & Exercise Therapy

Through practical placements under the supervision of a professional, you will accrue the working hours you need to register as a sports therapist. In our rehabilitation science labs you can practice massage skills and assess and treat athletes. Plus, we have a specialised sports injury and massage clinic at our Headingley Campus - you'll have the opportunity to work here, be supervised and enhance your skills.

We also offer placements in local amateur and professional sporting environments. Throughout our course you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through volunteering activities at local and national sporting events.

Our course is delivered in collaboration with sports experts in our Carnegie Faculty, and you will have the opportunity to work in world-class sports facilities at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

  • Kate Randerson
    Sports and Exercise TherapyKate Randerson
    Senior Lecturer

    This challenging and demanding course provides students with the skills to be self-employed sports therapists on successful completion of their studies.

  • Kate Randerson, Course Leader
    Kate Randerson, Course Leader
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Student membership of the Society of Sports Therapy - There is a cost of £150 to become a member, which covers the period of 3 years and includes access to senimars, conferences and courses

Uniform - You will be required to purchase a uniform to wear as you would in a professional environment. The uniform is priced at £100
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Student membership of the Society of Sports Therapy - There is a cost of £150 to become a member, which covers the period of 3 years and includes access to senimars, conferences and courses

Uniform - You will be required to purchase a uniform to wear as you would in a professional environment. The uniform is priced at £100
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Student membership of the Society of Sports Therapy - There is a cost of £150 to become a member, which covers the period of 3 years and includes access to senimars, conferences and courses

Uniform - You will be required to purchase a uniform to wear as you would in a professional environment. The uniform is priced at £100
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Student membership of the Society of Sports Therapy - There is a cost of £150 to become a member, which covers the period of 3 years and includes access to senimars, conferences and courses

Uniform - You will be required to purchase a uniform to wear as you would in a professional environment. The uniform is priced at £100

Facilities

  • Rehabilitation Science Labs
    Rehabilitation Science Labs

    Our state of the art facilities allow for the practical application of anatomy, mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage, heat therapy, cardio vascular and respiratory testing, physiology, anthropometry, rehabilitation and first aid.

  • Library
    Library

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus/City Campus

Headingley Campus/City Campus

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