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Do you want a career in sports injury management and treatment? Are you excited by the opportunity to work with athletes and sports teams?
Our BSc in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is a practically-focused degree pathway that enables you to develop the knowledge and professional skills to work within the area of sport and exercise injury assessment, management and rehabilitation.
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About this course
You’ll study the human anatomy and physiology, looking at the mechanics of musculoskeletal injury. We’ll teach the therapeutic methods used to promote healing and a return to activity and sport, while helping you to develop a critical understanding of theoretical and practically relevant issues for sports therapy and rehabilitation.
As an applied and vocational degree, there’s a strong focus on giving you opportunities to apply your skills and knowledge to real-world situations and scenarios. You’ll complete professional work placements as part of your degree, which give you the chance to gain valuable professional experience in a sports therapy and rehabilitation setting.
All this means that by the time you graduate, you’ll have a critical understanding of the theoretical knowledge required by professionals working in sports therapy and rehabilitation.
Why study with us?
- Develop a wide range of skills in the assessment and treatment of sports injury.
- Apply what you’ve learnt in practical workshops and professional work placements.
- Specialise in your favourite sports. We’ll give you the opportunity to align your assessments and projects to the sports that interest you.
This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. Students will be eligible for full membership once they have completed their professional work placement and graduated from the University.
You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
Modules by Year
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Assessing Psychological and Physiological Needs in Sport, Exercise and Health
- Fundamentals in Sport, Exercise and Health
- Skills for Sports Therapy
- Professional Skills in Sport, Exercise and Health
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Physiology of Training
- Assessment and Management of Peripheral Injuries
- Applying Professional Skills in Sport, Exercise and Health
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Research Methods and Enquiry
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Independent Project
- Professional Learning Through Work
- Sports Therapy in Practice
- Interventions and S&C in Rehabilitation
Learning and Teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.
Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:
- high quality teaching
- an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
- a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.
We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.
We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:
- Student Involvement and Engagement
- Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
- Digital Literacy and Skills
- Employability and Enterprise
To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.
We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:
- Personalised support
- Expert lecturers
- Strong connections with employers
- An international outlook
- Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.
Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:
- Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
- Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
- Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.
Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.
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Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.
|GCSE requirements||GCSEs in English Language, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above are required|
|Typical A Level offer||BCC|
If you do not have a GCSE in Science but have studied Sport at Level 3 and that qualification has some Science content, we may be able to consider your application.
UK Home Students:
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.
Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.
Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.
Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.
Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.
International Students, including EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.
Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa.
We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:
- Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
- On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
- You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
- The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
How to apply
For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.
On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.
You can now submit your application for courses starting in September 2022. Your application should be submitted to UCAS by 26 January 2022.
If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 29 July 2022
You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.
There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:
You’ll complete professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with professional work experience. We’ll work with you to find placements that involve working in a sports therapy and rehabilitation setting, as well as giving you plenty of preparation and support before you begin your placements. Previous students have gone on placement in gyms, physio settings, at Batley Bulldogs Rugby League FC and the Leeds United Development Squad.
You’ll graduate with the knowledge and experience to become a professional sports therapist. You’ll also be prepared for a range of roles related to sports injury management and treatment.
Sports Therapy Clinic
Our investment in the latest sports facilities, technology and services provide you with the best opportunities to learn key skills and gain hands-on experience in preparation for the workplace.
You’ll use our dedicated Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic to develop your practical skills through directed teaching sessions and in your own time.
See our students using our Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic to develop their skills in musculoskeletal examination, assessment and rehabilitation.
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