Undergraduate Course

BSc Sports Therapy

(Including Year Abroad)

BSc Sports Therapy

Overview

The details
Sports Therapy (Including Year Abroad)
C605
October 2024
Full-time
4 years
Colchester Campus

Our BSc Sports Therapy course is designed to shape the next generation of sports therapists poised to make a difference. Our course provides you with the applied knowledge and skills to become a sports therapist with the confidence and competence to thrive in any professional setting.





Our course has a significant practical component, blended with classroom and experiential learning. You will study topics such as:

  • Injury prevention
  • Injury assessment
  • Injury treatment and management
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Underpinning principles in physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition
  • Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice

You will gain between 200 and 250 hours of hands-on experience through our Sports Therapy Clinic and extensive network of external placements at various sports clubs, teams, and multidisciplinary clinics. This will help you hone your craft, develop your (inter)personal skills, apply your academic knowledge and boost your professional prospects. You can gain more “real world” experience at our renowned Human Performance Unit, where you can work with performance scholars, students, staff and members of the public. Sports Therapy students have access to a £250 bursary for external placement travel expenses.

Being part of our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences you will join a community focused on sports and exercise science, sports therapy, sports performance and coaching, sport and exercise psychology and physiotherapy. Our inter-disciplinary team of scientists and practitioners will help you understand the role of physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and nutrition in sports therapy. We bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.

We offer you one of the best student experiences around. You experience a lively, informal environment with many possibilities to pursue your own interests.

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists.

Why we're great.
  • Take advantage of having easy access to our ultramodern and well-equipped Sport Arena and lab facilities.
  • Work with elite athletes and gain experience in our renowned Human Performance Unit.
  • 92% of our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023).

Study abroad

Your education extends beyond the university campus. We support you in expanding your education through offering the opportunity to spend a year or a term studying abroad at one of our partner universities. The four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third year abroad or employed on a placement abroad, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course.

Studying abroad allows you to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised.

If you spend a full year abroad, you'll only pay 15% of your usual tuition fee to Essex for that year. You won't pay any tuition fees to your host university.

Placement year

As well as the 200-250 hours of placement you will go as part of the course, you can spend your third year on a placement year with an external organisation before returning to complete your final year. These placements are usually with sports teams or clubs and provide the opportunity for you to apply your academic knowledge in a practical working environment and develop your personal skills.

Some organisations that have recently provided placement year opportunities include West Ham United Football Club, Colchester United Football Club, Colchester Rugby Club, Saracens Rugby Club and Royal Hospital School.

If you complete a placement year, you'll only pay 20% of your usual tuition fee to Essex for that year.

Our expert staff

Your learning will be supported by several experienced and expert researchers and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to get involved with exciting and impactful research projects; our academics have worked closely with prestigious organisations, such as the Rugby Football Union, Colchester United FC and the Royal Ballet School. The staff members that deliver the curriculum are:

  • Dr Sally Waterworth is a Sports Therapist with over 25 years' experience of working with recreational to professional athletes from a variety of sports. Sally's research focuses on the impact of interactions between training and nutrition on performance and health.
  • Tracy Lewis is a physiotherapist with 25 years' experience working in the public and private sector and specialising in elite sport. Tracy worked for The Football Association for 12 years where she was Head of Physiotherapy for Women for 9 years, working with English International players from youth to senior level. Tracy's research interests include injury surveillance in female sport with a particular interest in football.
  • Dr Louis Howe is an experienced strength and conditioning coach. Louis has helped prepare athletes for numerous elite competitions, including the British Athletics Championships, European Athletics Championships, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games, as well student-athletes. Louis's research interests are the compensatory strategies that emerge from mobility restrictions.
  • Sebastian Biggins is an experienced sport therapist and weightlifting coach. In his career, Sebastian has worked at a private sports injury clinic, a weightlifting club, and within football and basketball. His research focuses on Achilles tendinopathy and weightlifting mechanics.

Specialist facilities

Our School is based in our Sport Arena at our Colchester Campus, where we have a purpose-built Sports Therapy Clinic, a range of specialist clinical laboratories and IT facilities to assist you with the effective learning and acquisition of new skills. You also have access to three Sports Therapy laboratories, five fully equipped Sports Science laboratories, state-of-the-art analytical equipment, and access to the equipment used by the Department of Psychology's Centre for Brain Science.

We offer excellent physical and online resources in terms of libraries, computer labs, datasets, archives and other research materials. You can take advantage of our links with the Institute of Social and Economic Research, which conducts large-scale survey projects, many for Government, EU and other public agencies, and has its own library. The UK Data Archive is also based at our Colchester Campus and stores national research data.

Human Performance Unit

The Human Performance Unit (HPU) has been used by professional athletes and sports persons from a range of disciplines, including Team GB athletes participating in the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and players from our local Colchester United Football Club.

The HPU supports student teaching and research across all degree types. Our undergraduates in sports therapy, sports performance and coaching, and sports and exercise science use the HPU for some of their modules, with both beginners and professional sports persons recruited to take part. This gives students experience in managing the practical physiological tests, as well helping them develop soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

Additionally the HPU supports a range of placement activities. Our Masters students can take a 12-week placement, while undergraduates have the option to use the HPU during our optional Placement Year. Along with continuing the work with individual athletes, students who have a placement year as part of their course also assist with sports science workshops held at the HPU for local schools. These workshops are tailored to the National Curriculum for PE, and give our students experience of working with teachers and young people.

Find out more about the services the HPU offers.

Your future

Our BSc Sports Therapy course can lead to postgraduate study and many exciting career paths, such as:

  • Sports Therapist
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Health Specialist
  • Corporate Wellness Consultant

Graduates will be eligible to register as a fully insured member of the Society of Sports Therapists and work as an independent private practitioner, with a team or in a multidisiplinary clinic or sports and leisure club.

The course also prepares students for postgraduate study, which could be in a range of areas including sports science, other healthcare professions (including nursing and physiotherapy) or teaching (PGCE teaching qualification) for example.

We also work with our University's Student Development Team to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Sport scholarships

Our Performance Sport Scholarship programme has been created for talented athletes playing at regional, national or international level, and offers a range of benefits. We want students competing in our focus sports (basketball, volleyball, tennis and football), as well as other team sports and individual athletes, to contribute to our performance sport programme. Our scholarships can include fee discounts of up to 100%, offered to athletes who demonstrate sporting excellence. Athletes who are awarded the scholarship may also receive a host of other benefits, including free kit, access to state-of-the-art facilities, performance coaching, the option to live in our Athlete Village (accommodation fees may vary) and a support package valued up to £1,500. These benefits are designed to help athletes focus on their training, and development, and to enable them to reach their full potential alongside their studies.

"I really enjoyed the structure of my course and loved my practical modules. I was also lucky enough to study abroad at Brock University in Canada during my degree. I was able to experience a new culture and gain insight into how they practice sports therapy. I had the opportunity to work with their basketball team’s sports therapist and I helped treat players during and after their games. I am really grateful for the experience; I had the chance to travel the world and make lifelong friendships."

Hopkins Langlah, BSc Sports Therapy

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • GCSE: Mathematics and Science C/4.
  • A-levels: BBB - BBC or 120 - 112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 full A-levels and a minimum grade C in a science subject or Mathematics. PE and Psychology are acceptable as science A-levels.
  • BTEC: DDM - DMM or 120 - 112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of the equivalent of 2 full A-levels. The acceptability of BTECs is dependent on subject studied and optional units taken - email ugquery@essex.ac.uk for advice.
  • Combined qualifications on the UCAS tariff: 120 - 112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 full A levels or equivalent including C in one science subject or Mathematics. Tariff point offers may be made if you are taking a qualification, or mixture of qualifications, from the list on our undergraduate application information page.
  • IB: 30 - 29 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555-554. Either must include 5 in a Higher level science subject or Mathematics. Our GCSE Maths requirement can be met with either: 4 in Standard level Maths; 3 in Higher level Maths; or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths.
  • IB Career-related Programme: We consider combinations of IB Diploma Programme courses with BTECs or other qualifications. Advice on acceptability can be provided, email Undergraduate Admissions.
  • QAA-approved Access to HE Diploma: 6 level 3 credits at Distinction and 39 level 3 credits at Merit, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided, email Undergraduate Admissions.
  • T-levels: We consider T-levels on a case-by-case basis, depending on subject studied. The offer for most courses is Distinction overall. Depending on the course applied for there may be additional requirements, which may include a specific grade in the Core.

Contextual Offers:

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the merit and potential to benefit from an Essex education are supported to do so. For October 2024 entry, if you are a home fee paying student residing in the UK you may be eligible for a Contextual Offer of up to two A-level grades, or equivalent, below our standard conditional offer.
Factors we consider:

  • Applicants from underrepresented groups
  • Applicants progressing from University of Essex Schools Membership schools/colleges
  • Applicants who attend a compulsory admissions interview
  • Applicants who attend an Offer Holder Day at our Colchester or Southend campus

Our contextual offers policy outlines additional circumstances and eligibility criteria.

For further information about what a contextual offer may look like for your specific qualification profile, email ugquery@essex.ac.uk.

If you haven't got the grades you hoped for, have a non-traditional academic background, are a mature student, or have any questions about eligibility for your course, more information can be found on our undergraduate application information page or get in touch with our Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Additional requirements:

You are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) Check for this course prior to undertaking any relevant placement or activity. This will be organised by the University. Please contact our DBS team if you have any questions relating to this.

International & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

Sorry, the entry requirements for the country that you have selected are not available here. Please contact our Undergraduate Admissions team at ugquery@essex.ac.uk to request the entry requirements for this country.

English language requirements

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall, or specified score in another equivalent test that we accept.

Details of English language requirements, including component scores, and the tests we accept for applicants who require a Student visa (excluding Nationals of Majority English Speaking Countries) can be found here

If we accept the English component of an international qualification it will be included in the academic levels listed above for the relevant countries.

English language shelf-life

Most English language qualifications have a validity period of 5 years. The validity period of Pearson Test of English, TOEFL and CBSE or CISCE English is 2 years.

If you require a Student visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

Pre-sessional English courses

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Pending English language qualifications

You don’t need to achieve the required level before making your application, but it will be one of the conditions of your offer.

If you cannot find the qualification that you have achieved or are pending, then please email ugquery@essex.ac.uk .

Requirements for second and final year entry

Different requirements apply for second and final year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a visa to study in the UK. Details of English language requirements, including UK Visas and Immigration minimum component scores, and the tests we accept for applicants who require a Student visa (excluding Nationals of Majority English Speaking Countries) can be found here

Additional Notes

If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to this degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College

Structure

Course structure

Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field. The following modules are based on the current course structure and may change in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We'll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website and in line with your contract with us. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, we'll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.

Components and modules explained

Components

Components are the blocks of study that make up your course. A component may have a set module which you must study, or a number of modules from which you can choose.

Each component has a status and carries a certain number of credits towards your qualification.

Status What this means
Core
You must take the set module for this component and you must pass. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options
You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component but you must pass. No failure can be permitted.
Compulsory
You must take the set module for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.
Compulsory with Options
You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.
Optional
You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.

The modules that are available for you to choose for each component will depend on several factors, including which modules you have chosen for other components, which modules you have completed in previous years of your course, and which term the module is taught in.

Modules

Modules are the individual units of study for your course. Each module has its own set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria and also carries a certain number of credits.

In most cases you will study one module per component, but in some cases you may need to study more than one module. For example, a 30-credit component may comprise of either one 30-credit module, or two 15-credit modules, depending on the options available.

Modules may be taught at different times of the year and by a different department or school to the one your course is primarily based in. You can find this information from the module code. For example, the module code HR100-4-FY means:

HR 100  4  FY

The department or school the module will be taught by.

In this example, the module would be taught by the Department of History.

The module number. 

The UK academic level of the module.

A standard undergraduate course will comprise of level 4, 5 and 6 modules - increasing as you progress through the course.

A standard postgraduate taught course will comprise of level 7 modules.

A postgraduate research degree is a level 8 qualification.

The term the module will be taught in.

  • AU: Autumn term
  • SP: Spring term
  • SU: Summer term
  • FY: Full year 
  • AP: Autumn and Spring terms
  • PS: Spring and Summer terms
  • AS: Autumn and Summer terms

COMPONENT 01: COMPULSORY

Professional Skills and Development 1
(30 CREDITS)

The aim of this module is to develop your academic, scientific and professional abilities relevant to the study of and professions related to sport, rehabilitation and exercise sciences. There are four key focuses of this module: professional skills; research design and ethics; data analysis, presentation and interpretation; and employability.

View Professional Skills and Development 1 on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 02: COMPULSORY

Fundamentals of Human Movement
(15 CREDITS)

This module will help you to understand the physical and mechanical principles that determine how we, and the objects with which we interact during exercise and in sporting events, move. You will learn the meaning of concepts such as force, mass, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum and we will explore how they enable us to describe and understand movement in sport and exercise.

View Fundamentals of Human Movement on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 03: COMPULSORY

Sport and Exercise Psychology
(15 CREDITS)

Is it all in the mind? The margin between victory and defeat is thin, but can an athlete’s psychology really give them an edge? Why do some people find exercise difficult and other find exercise essential? Understanding how involvement in sport, exercise and physical activity affects a person's health and wellbeing is important in creating better interventions. The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental principles underpinning the psychology of sport and exercise.

View Sport and Exercise Psychology on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 04: CORE

Introduction to Sports Therapy
(30 CREDITS)

What is sports therapy? Explore the ethics and obligations behind the practice and the fundamental skills required to be a sports therapist in this fast-growing profession. You will also be introduced to remedial sports massage techniques and the concept of reflective practice.

View Introduction to Sports Therapy on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 05: COMPULSORY

Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism
(15 CREDITS)

Students will gain a basic knowledge of nutrition and metabolism underpinning Sports Science. On completion of the module, students will be able to describe the flow of nutrient intake and energy production supporting not only training and performance but optimal health. This module will give students a firm foundation from which to study exercise physiology and the specific nutritional requirements of athletes including legal and illegal substances, in later modules.

View Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 06: COMPULSORY

Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
(15 CREDITS)

The aim of this module is to provide you with knowledge on the fundamental concepts of human anatomy and physiology which underpin the biological sciences. The module will provide you with a sound knowledge of the mechanisms associated with the control and regulation of the major systems of the body. This module will enable you to complete an accredited Certificate in Fitness Instruction (GYM) and is at level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

View Anatomy and Physiology for Sport on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 01: COMPULSORY

Research Methods in Sport and Exercise
(15 CREDITS)

This module will build upon your knowledge and skills to understand, appraise and plan research in sport and exercise. You will develop your understanding of different methodologies, research designs, and data analytical techniques, including their strengths, limitations and applications. You will develop your skills in using library and online resources for scientific research, and your ability to critically appraise published work and how it can be used to inform applied practice in sport and exercise. You will also gain practical experience in participating in research, planning your own study, and analysing and interpreting data. Overall, the module will equip you with knowledge and skills required for your final year research project.

View Research Methods in Sport and Exercise on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 02: COMPULSORY

Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory
(15 CREDITS)

A good strength and conditioning (S&C) coach can take someone from where they are to where they want to be. This module aims to develop your understanding and application of how strength and conditioning can be used in the development process. You will explore different approaches to planning training over a season, look at how to vary and monitor training volume, as well as the indicators of and consequences of overtraining. In addition, you will explore the concept of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), administer and take part in a variety of hands on practical sessions.

View Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 03: CORE

Evaluation of Sports and Exercise Injuries
(30 CREDITS)

Building on knowledge gained in the anatomy module, this module teaches you skills in assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions relating to peripheral and spinal joints. This module also includes 20 hours of first aid where you will support the University BUC’s teams.

View Evaluation of Sports and Exercise Injuries on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 04: CORE

SE219-5-AP
(15 CREDITS)

COMPONENT 05: CORE

Manual Therapy
(15 CREDITS)

This module develops the students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in treatments available to sports therapists in their practice including soft tissue techniques and other manual techniques such as spinal and peripheral mobilisations.

View Manual Therapy on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 06: COMPULSORY WITH OPTIONS

Option(s) from list
(30 CREDITS)

COMPONENT 01: COMPULSORY

Abroad Module 120 Credits
(120 CREDITS)

COMPONENT 01: CORE

Research Project
(30 CREDITS)

This module offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth piece of work focused on a Sports Therapy topic of your choice. The Research Project may take various forms of empirical research, employing different kinds of methods and methodologies such as testing, surveys, interviewing or processing secondary data. The project provides an opportunity to apply the research methods covered during your course. You will be allocated a supervisor from the Sports Therapy team to provide support and guidance for your project.

View Research Project on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 02: CORE

Applied Sports Therapy
(30 CREDITS)

This module provides you with the opportunity to integrate your sports therapy skills and knowledge, learn how to use various electrotherapy modalities (including shockwave, ultrasound, interferential and TENS), consolidate your clinical reasoning abilities and develop your ability to assess and treat more complex cases.

View Applied Sports Therapy on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 03: CORE

Return to Sport
(15 CREDITS)

Using an evidence-based approach, you will explore contemporary issues in sports therapy and evaluate the evidence behind commonly used assessment and management strategies. You will also further expand your rehabilitation skills, building on previous knowledge and learning to develop long-term rehabilitation strategies for various sports with appropriate exit and return to play criteria.

View Return to Sport on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 04: CORE

Sports Therapy Placement
(30 CREDITS)

This module builds on the knowledge you'll have developed throughout your course. Clinical supervision is provided to enable you to gain your 200 hours of clinical practice. This clinical supervision takes the form of lectures and teaching support as well as work in the University clinic and any external placement that you secure. This module allows you to explore more complex cases and supports you with the tools that you will need when you graduate in this field.

View Sports Therapy Placement on our Module Directory

COMPONENT 05: COMPULSORY WITH OPTIONS

Option from list
(15 CREDITS)

Placement

On a placement year you gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry. The rest of your course remains identical to the three-year degree.

Year abroad

On your year abroad, you have the opportunity to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised. The rest of your course remains identical to the three-year degree.

Teaching

  • This course combines University learning, e-learning and work-based learning to help you enhance your practice skills
  • Modules have their own accompanying webpages on Moodle where you can download relevant readings, power-points, podcasts and YouTube clips, and contribute to online discussions
  • Undergraduate students in the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences typically attend a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar for each module every week, though, in vocational programmes such as Sports Therapy, the focus is placed on practical sessions.
  • We also work closely in partnership with the NHS and the independent health sector to provide placement opportunities

Assessment

  • Your assessment is by a combination of written coursework and end-of-year examinations

Fees and funding

Home/UK fee

£9,250 per year

International fee

£20,500 per year

Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

What's next

Open Days

Our events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex. We run a number of Open Days throughout the year which enable you to discover what our campus has to offer. You have the chance to:

  • tour our campus and accommodation
  • find out answers to your questions about our courses, student finance, graduate employability, student support and more
  • meet our students and staff

Check out our Visit Us pages to find out more information about booking onto one of our events. And if the dates aren’t suitable for you, feel free to book a campus tour here.

2024 Open Days (Colchester Campus)

  • Saturday 17 August 2024 - Colchester Clearing Open Day
  • Saturday 21 September 2024 - September Open Day
  • Saturday 26 October 2024 - October Open Day

Applying

Applications for our full-time undergraduate courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full details on how to apply can be found on the filling in your UCAS undergraduate application web page.

Our UK students, and some of our EU and international students, who are still at school or college, can apply through their school. Your school will be able to check and then submit your completed application to UCAS. Our other international applicants (EU or worldwide) or independent applicants in the UK can also apply online through UCAS Apply.

The UCAS code for our University of Essex is ESSEX E70. The individual campus codes for our Loughton and Southend Campuses are 'L' and 'S' respectively.

For information on transferring from another university, applying when you are not at school or college, and applying for readmission, please see How to apply and entry requirements

Offer Holder Days

If you receive an undergraduate offer to study with us in October 2024 and live in the UK, you will receive an email invitation to book onto one of our Offer Holder Days. Our Colchester Campus Offer Holder Days run from February to May 2024 on various Wednesdays and Saturdays, and our Southend Campus events run in April and May. These events provide the opportunity to meet your department, tour our campus and accommodation, and chat to current students. To support your attendance, we are offering a travel bursary, allowing you to claim up to £150 as reimbursement for travel expenses. For further information about Offer Holder Days, including terms and conditions and eligibility criteria for our travel bursary, please visit our webpage.

If you are an overseas offer-holder, you will be invited to attend one of our virtual events. However, you are more than welcome to join us at one of our in-person Offer Holder Days if you are able to - we will let you know in your invite email how you can do this.

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