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Practical Skill Development
1:1 lecturer support
Endorsed by the STO
Practical and Theoretical Relevance
The course provides valuable, relevant industry experience coupled with academia that is industry recognised, promotes best practice and provides the necessary skills an employer will be looking for.
Sports Massage Module
This module enables the student to gain a professional Level 4 Sports Massage qualification whilst undertaking their studies. This provides them with the opportunity to start work within the sports massage industry, subject to possessing the appropriate insurance documentation.
Sports Injury/Rehabilitation Clinic
The clinic provides the opportunity for the application of theory into practice. Developing personal skill and confidence to correctly assess, treat and prescribe appropriate rehabilitation modalities for presenting injuries.
What Will I Learn?
Both practical and theoretical skills will allow you to gain a better understanding of injuries and rehabilitation, in addition to nutrition and exercise related recovery techniques.
You will also have the opportunity to gain professional clinical hours from the very beginning of the course, through staffing our in-house Sports Injury/Rehabilitation Clinic. While in the clinics, you will work alongside qualified, experienced staff. This is required to meet professional standards and ensure academic progression. On successful completion of this course, you will have acquired and developed skills of research and investigation to help communicate principles of sports therapy and rehabilitation techniques.
- Sports Massage
- Anatomy & Osteology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Sports Injuries & Clinical Practice
- Introduction to Biomechanics & Human Movement
- Research Methods
- Sports Therapy
- Nutrition for Performance & Rehabilitation
- Treatment & Management of Injuries
- Human Exercise Physiology
- Applied Movement Analysis
Where Will It Take Me?
This vocational qualification combines academic study with practical work-based learning. This ensures that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their chosen profession in the industry. Upon completion of the FdSc Sports Therapy, students can progress to the third year of a full honours degree.
- BSc Sports Therapy
- BSc Applied Sport & Health Science
On completion of their studies students have become self-employed, or found employment, within a broad range of sport and health related occupations.
- Sports Therapist
- Sports Scientist
- Sports Rehabilitator
- Health Trainer
- Sports Development Officer
Assessment arrangements consist of lab reports, written assignments/essays, presentations and practical assessments.
48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.
Disclosure and Barring service record required (subject to placement)
UCAS Code: C630
Location: Truro Campus
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
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