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Sports and Exercise Therapy
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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

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus/City Campus

Your Course

    The Society of Sports Therapists
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You'll have access to excellent sport and therapy facilities in both our Health and Carnegie faculties.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017). ).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE at Grade C are required in Maths, English Language and at least one Science subject (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). 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 a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. 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 B2 Personal Statement Applicants 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 Check Satisfactory 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 including 6 from higher level Science. 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:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017). ).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE at Grade C are required in Maths, English Language and at least one Science subject (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). 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 a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. 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 B2 Personal Statement Applicants 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 Check Satisfactory 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 including 6 from higher level Science. 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.
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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.


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Careers

  • Matt Duke

Careers

Matt Duke
Rehabilitation Therapist, West Leeds RUFC

MSc Sports Therapy

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

MODULES & LEARNING

Skills for Sports & Exercise Therapy

Human Movement & Function 2

Human Movement & Function 1

Fundamentals of Biomechanics & Anatomy

Sports & Exercise Physiology

Preparation for Sports & Exercise Therapy Practice

Sports Trauma Management

Assessment of the Athlete in Sports & Exercise Therapy

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

Applied Sport & Clinical Exercise Physiology

Biomechanics of Strength & Injury

Obesity Management

Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

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.

  • Leeds Beckett University
    Kate Randerson Kate 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 is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy. Kate is a practising member of the Society of Sports Therapists and has worked over the past twelve years with a local Rugby Union Team.

  • Kate Randerson, Course Leader

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. 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 2017/18 is £10500. 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 Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has 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 and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    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

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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