With the support of our experienced lecturers, you’ll build skills in injury assessment, exercise rehabilitation and soft techniques including massage and joint mobilisation skills. You’ll also develop a scientific understanding of the physiological response to exercise.
You will learn how to provide first aid and emergency trauma management in a high pressure sports setting, and Staffordshire University Sports Therapy Clinic will give you experience of a professional working practice.
You’ll also work at a variety of events and venues.
Past students have worked at Stoke City FC, Port Vale FC, Notts County FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, St George's Park and Widnes Vikings.
They have also supported local marathons. Key skills you will learn during the course include anatomy, biomechanics, sports massage, rehabilitation techniques, electrotherapy, soft tissue therapy, spinal mobilisations, physiological response to exercise, kinesiology and nutrition.
You’ll complete a research project in your final year, as well as the professional placement experience. The placement should combine clinical and field experience to broaden your skill set.
On graduation, you will be a professional sports therapist ready to work across the dynamic sports industry.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.