Our Sports Therapy MSc course is designed for sports scientists and similar graduates who wish to learn clinical skills and apply their knowledge to a therapy setting. You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat sports injuries and develop practical and clinical skills. Completing the course will make you eligible for membership of The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), which gives you licence to practice as a sports therapist.
The course answers the growing demand for professionals with sports-specific knowledge by equipping you with the tools necessary to become a professional sports therapist.
This MSc focuses on developing your ability to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries or dysfunction. It includes the development of practical, patient-handling and clinical decision-making skills.
If you successfully complete the course you’ll be eligible for membership of The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), an organisation which strives to increase the levels of care provided for sports and recreational participants. By joining this society, you’ll have access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through exclusive courses, workshops, conferences and other professional events.
Through access to these resources, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a successful sports therapist.
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Clinical Assessment of Sports Injuries (core, 20 credits)
Clinical Studies in Sports Therapy (core, 20 credits)
Manual Therapy for Peripheral and Spinal Joints (core, 20 credits)
Scientific Application in Sport (core, 20 credits)
Sports Rehabilitation (core, 20 credits)
Sports Therapy Treatment (core, 20 credits)
Sports Therapy and Exercise Science Dissertation (core, 40 credits)
Trauma Management (core, 20 credits)
Work Placement (core, 20 credits)
Many of our graduates work with professional, semi-professional and amateur sporting institutions. These include football, rugby, ice hockey and basketball teams as well as professional cyclists.
Roles have also been plentiful in other areas of private practice, such as sports therapy and rehabilitation services within health and leisure centres. You’ll also have the option to pursue further research.