BSc (Hons)/MSci Sports and Exercise Therapy

BSc (Hons)/MSci Sports and Exercise Therapy

Through a combination of academic study and practical investigation you will learn to prevent, treat and rehabilitate soft tissue injuries. You will also build the ethical and social awareness needed to work in this field. Together we will consider how to decide when an athlete is ready to return to play after an injury - an issue which is hotly debated by players, coaches, medical professionals and the media. We approach sports therapy and injury rehabilitation from various perspectives, as you learn to manage and prevent injury at all levels of sport.

By training in sport therapy you will learn to help athletes perform better, recover faster and train more effectively. We are committed to making sure everyone has opportunities to benefit from sport, regardless of background, age or ability. You will have the chance to work with a variety of people throughout your degree, including those using exercise rehabilitation, individuals living with dementia or cardiovascular problems, and professional sports people.

We work with an extensive network of sports clubs and organisations, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience and carry out research in sport settings. These community partners also contribute to your learning, with a guest lecture or case study from an industry professional on every module.

This course can be studied as a 3 year BSc (Hons) or as a 4 year MSci. If you choose the 4 year option you will graduate with a Masters level qualification. You can make this choice at any point during your degree.

Choosing this option means that you will:

  • Stay for an extra year, gaining even more skills, knowledge and experience
  • Be guaranteed a professional placement as part of your course
  • Have more opportunities to build professional connections and increase your employability
  • Leave with a postgraduate MSci instead of an undergraduate qualification, without needing to reapply for a new course

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

You will graduate with the knowledge and practical experience to help people prevent or recover from sport injury. The skills you develop on this course will also benefit you in a range of other careers in sport and health. This includes critical thinking, communication, working with clients and fieldwork.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Sport therapy
  • Sport massage
  • Physiotherapy (after further study)
  • Sport management
  • Outdoor education
  • Teaching

Course Details

Year 1

Fundamentals of Practice in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Education
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Physiology
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Introduction to Research Methods in Sport
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Fundamental Sociological Issues in Sport, Culture and Society

Year 2

Research Design and Analysis
Sport and Exercise Therapy Skills
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
Applied Research Methods and Design
Social Justice in Sport: Ethical Perspectives
Sports Injury Prevention

Year 3

Research Paper
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Advanced Sport and Exercise Therapy Skills
Social Justice in Sport: Sociological Perspectives
Sports Injury Reconditioning Physiology and Return to Sport

Year 4

Advanced Research Methods and Dissemination
Placement in Sport, Exercise, or Physical Education
Interdisciplinary Working in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Education
Debate and Current Opinion in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Education

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