Once you have graduated you can apply for registration with the Health and Care Profession Council, a pre-requisite for working as a physiotherapist. You will also be eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Why study physiotherapy?
Working as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team - either in an NHS, independent or charity hospital or in the community - physiotherapists help to maintain and restore movement and function in people affected by injury, illness or disability.
It's varied, stimulating and rewarding work. There's always a need for skilled physiotherapists who know how to deliver safe, effective care in a way that promotes physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) which means you will be eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with both once you graduate - something you'll need to do to practise in this field.
With work-based training built in, and outstanding onsite facilities, you'll learn what constitutes good physiotherapeutic practice, and explore the theories and subjects that influence it.
Develop a holistic approach to your practice and learn from an inspirational, supportive team with a depth of physiotherapy experience in many areas.
Discover how to work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals to support rehabilitation and wellbeing developing your inter-professional and interpersonal skills.
The course has a strong practical focus, incorporating case-based learning and opportunities to engage with patients and professionals on placements, in class and online.
You'll spend about a third of your time on placements in the NHS, and with specialist independent and voluntary sector employers, in a mix of environments.
Add international experience to your degree by working with our partner Lapin AMK in Finland or the University of the Arctic Circle in Tromso (Norway) through Erasmus.
Where can it take me?
Physiotherapists are in demand across the UK, so there are lots of exciting job opportunities.
You could work in a hospital or the community for the NHS or independent sector, in private practice, in sports and leisure centres, or for private or voluntary sector employers.