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Physiotherapy

Transform lives by learning how to provide the right treatment.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a pioneering profession which helps to improve people's quality of life

Most people will need a Physiotherapist at some point in their life, it is a vital role in modern healthcare which seeks to maximise the potential of human function and movement. 

Placement is an integral part of the course, with over a thousand hours spent gaining hands-on experience. You will observe and work with professional physiotherapists across a wide range of settings, including primary and secondary care, public and private sectors, adult and the elderly, acute care settings and specialist mental health/learning disability services. 

Physiotherapists have a broad range of career opportunities which allow professionals to specialise in areas such as working in a sporting team and helping athletes to reach their full potential, hospital or community practice, occupational rehab, or treatment in the private sector.

Graduates are also eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as a physiotherapist, which will enable you to work in a wide variety of clinical settings.

The placements offered have been in a variety of settings and have complemented the classroom teaching, enabling my confidence to grow in the professional clinical environment. I am looking forward to working as a physiotherapist and I feel that Essex has given me an excellent foundation to be successful in my career.
Sarah Jolley BSc Physiotherapy
Why study here?
  • Gain practical experience on a placement, giving you the opportunity to develop valuable employability skills which are sought after in the workplace.
  • Our close links with clinicians in practice will strengthen your career prospects.
  • Small cohort sizes enable strong working relationships between students and experienced staff.

At Essex, we offer a unique approach to physiotherapy with innovative teaching assessment.

Most people will need a Physiotherapist at some point in their life, it is a vital role in modern healthcare which seeks to maximise the potential of human function and movement. 

Physiotherapists have a broad range of career opportunities which allow professionals to specialise in areas such as working in a sporting team and helping athletes to reach their full potential, hospital or community practice, occupational rehab, or treatment in the private sector.

Placement is an integral part of the course, with over a thousand hours spent gaining hands-on experience. You will observe and work with professional physiotherapists cross a wide range of settings, and have the opportunity to critically analyse and adopt a stand in discussions of contemporary physiotherapy practice. 

Postgraduate study will open doors to development and research into ground-breaking services, expanding the influence and possibilities of Physiotherapy across the sector.  Our master’s courses will develop your approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing, by adopting a patient-centred scientific approach. 

 
Essex has prepared me for the realities of working in healthcare and the course was always taught using current and developing topics. Upon graduating, I was able to apply for jobs I had handpicked, and I now work for a private healthcare group, specialising in acquired brain injury and mental health conditions.
Jay Matthams MSc Phsyiotherapy
Why study here?
  • Improve your employability by developing excellent links with our clinical partners in practice – we score consistently highly for graduate employability.
  • Our pre-registration courses are approved by the HCPC, so when you graduate you will meet the required levels of expertise ensuring you are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and practice as a physiotherapist.
  • We work with service users to develop our courses, modules and teaching.

At Essex, we offer a unique approach to physiotherapy with innovative teaching assessment

Most people will need a Physiotherapist at some point in their life, it is a vital role in modern healthcare which seeks to maximise the potential of human function and movement. 

Physiotherapists have a broad range of career opportunities which allow professionals to specialise in areas such as working in a sporting team and helping athletes to reach their full potential, hospital or community practice, occupational rehab, or treatment in the private sector.

Postgraduate study will open doors to development and research into ground-breaking services, expanding the influence and possibilities of Physiotherapy across the sector.  Undertaking a PhD will train you as an independent researcher who can critically assess other research work, and have a comprehensive knowledge of at least one specialist area. The support provided by your supervisor is a key feature of your student experience and you will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress on your research. 

 

Why study here?
  • Study the topics that interest you most - we offer research supervision in a broad range of areas.
  • Benefit from being part of a School based inside our brand new multi-million pound Sports Centre.
  • Use the latest equipment and facilities to assist you with the effective learning and acquisition of new skills.
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