You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your expertise.
You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University?s sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs.
Accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society.
At our University we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our University Sport website.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
You can study flexibly over one or two years, and our placement opportunities offer a wide variety of different experiences, with links to one national professional sports teams, as well as volunteering opportunities.
We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.
Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.
MSc Sports Therapy
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.
Teaching and learning
Develop the core practical skills and underpinning theoretical knowledge required by sports therapists, which can then be applied safely to different levels of sports participants in sports settings.
Gain the advanced skills required to be a practising Sports Therapist. You will encounter both practical and theoretical elements of assessment, and physical and therapeutic modalities to enable a clinical and justified approach to practice.
Develop your understanding of different aspects of research design and the application to practice at Masters level. Critically evaluate both recent research publications and the current evidence-base for practice.
Gain experiential learning opportunities within a broad spectrum of sports therapy contexts, under the direct supervision of academic staff and industry professionals.
Produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating your developmental learning in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.
Gain a detailed and critical understanding of the application of cardiopulmonary exercise testing and exercise prescription in populations with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
Be introduced to the general principles, concepts and underpinning theory in nutrition and biochemistry necessary for the development of performance nutrition strategies.
Understand the specific aspects of the structure and function of the neuromuscular system and their relationship with intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
Develop the clinical reasoning skills in the assessment of sports injuries and pathophysiology. Please note that if you study our part-time course, this module will be a core module.
The MSc in Sports Therapy will give you assessment, treatment and management expertise along with exercise rehabilitation skills to manage all calibres of athlete - from amateur to professional. You will develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills which will help you develop a sound clinical and applied approach to the management of your patients.
Fees & funding
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.
Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
Apply directly to us via our online application site *.
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10WELCOME WEEKAttend Welcome Week and begin your course.