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FdSc Sports Therapy

This qualification provides the opportunity to study under industry experienced lecturers to develop the skills and knowledge to aid an athlete’s return to sport through recovery, rehabilitation and peak fitness.

Why Choose This Course?

Focusing on the therapy and rehabilitation of sports injuries, you will explore a diverse range of knowledge related to the discipline such as anatomy, physiology, movement analysis and sports injury. The course will allow you to pursue a career in Sports Therapy, as well as a broad range of sport and health related pathways.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HETHRPY25T
Level
Level 5
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Foundation Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Experienced lecturers

Practical Skill Development

1:1 lecturer support

gain professional clinical hours

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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.

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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.

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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.

Programme Quality Handbook 2023-24

Modules:

Year 1

  • Sports Massage
  • Anatomy & Osteology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports Injuries & Clinical Practice
  • Introduction to Biomechanics & Human Movement
  • Research Methods

Year 2

  • Sports Therapy
  • Nutrition for Performance & Rehabilitation
  • Treatment & Management of Injuries
  • Human Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Movement Analysis
  • Project
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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.

Progression:

  • BSc Sports Therapy
  • BSc Applied Sport & Health Science

Careers:

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
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Assessment Arrangements

Assessment arrangements consist of lab reports, written assignments/essays, presentations and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

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)

Additional Information

UCAS Code: C630

Location: Truro Campus

Awarding body: University of Plymouth

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What you could earn

  • Senior Police Officers
  • Police Officers (Sergeant and Below)
  • Police Community Support Officers
  • Sports Players
  • Sports and Leisure Assistants
  • Senior Officers in Fire, Ambulance, Prison and Related Services
  • Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)
  • Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedics)
Potential Salary

£118,011

Entry Level Salary

£20,160

Average Salary

£50,921

Annual openings in Cornwall

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£42,453

Entry Level Salary

£11,935

Average Salary

£23,377

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£24,685

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£4,484

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£23,401

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College Road
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