School of Sport

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years

Physiotherapists provide care and rehabilitation to people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability, and are essential members of multi-disciplinary teams within the health sector.

Physiotherapists provide care and rehabilitation to people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability, and are essential members of multi-disciplinary teams within the health sector.

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (4 years)
Campus location
University: Walsall Campus
School of Sport
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Why choose this course?

Physiotherapists provide care and rehabilitation to people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability, and are essential members of multi-disciplinary teams within the health sector.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to assess and deliver interventions to patients from different backgrounds, in the form of education, exercise and manual treatments.

Students embarking on the BSc Physiotherapy course will have a desire to practice as a qualified physiotherapist upon completion. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession focused on improving individuals’ physical and mental wellbeing, and overall quality of life.

Upon successful completion of this course, which is endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), you can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a physiotherapist. Following this, Physiotherapy will offer a vast range of different career options, in different settings.


What's unique about this course?

  • Bespoke Physiotherapy lab and newly renovated 'ward' labs
  • Placements providing opportunities in a variety of settings
  • Course designed in collaboration with clinical stakeholders, service users and members of faculty

What happens on the course?

Our BSc Physiotherapy course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to practice within the current healthcare climate. These skills will gradually build throughout your three years of full-time study to develop to be able to practice as an autonomous practitioner upon qualification.

Theoretical and practical teaching is delivered from our friendly, self-contained Walsall campus, interspersed with practice placements within the local area to be able to implement your skills and further your learning in real-life contexts. Across the three years, you will be required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice placements to fulfil the requirements for registration as a qualified physiotherapist with the CSP and HCPC.

Module content covers the fundamental anatomy, biomechanics and physiology, before applying this to pathology, patient presentation and assessment of all age groups and backgrounds. Your clinical reasoning skills will progressively develop across the three years towards the holistic management of patients in different settings and increasing complexity. Collectively, modules will encompass the patient journey and rehabilitation from in-patient, out-patient and community perspectives, towards achieving health, wellbeing and maximal quality of life. You will also explore multifaceted aspects of public health and the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Not only will you acquire the clinical skills required to enter the workplace as a competent healthcare practitioner, but emphasis is also placed on the development of additional professional skills towards being a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team. For example, reflective and evidence-based practice, leadership and research skills.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course

  • The course programme has been designed in collaboration with clinical stakeholders, service users, and carers and members of the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing’s academic team, which has spent many years providing healthcare programmes tailored to the developing needs of the workplace.
  • Content reflects current and contemporary practice, including developing areas of Physiotherapy practice.

The team

  • The programme is delivered by a small, friendly and knowledgeable team, all with current or recent clinical experience in a variety of different specialities. Teaching is supplemented by clinicians sharing their expertise in specific subject areas.
  • We will enable a personalised learning experience and an interactive, engaging learning and teaching environment with the adoption of flexible learning approaches.

Our students

  • We are proud that our students reflect the diverse community from a broad range of backgrounds, which provides rich learning opportunities between peers and we encourage this learning from each other on the programme.



  • Walsall Campus is home to both a breadth of health professions and sport students, giving you the opportunity to network and learn from your fellow students.
  • Many of your practical sessions will be delivered from the bespoke Physiotherapy lab, but we also have access to newly renovated health ‘ward’ labs, simulation suites and sports facilities, such as the physiology laboratories.


You will be provided with practice learning opportunities in a variety of settings within the local area and offered full support throughout this process. Many of our practice placements are supplied by NHS Trusts in the surrounding areas of Walsall, 

  • Wolverhampton, Shropshire and Birmingham. We also offer unique opportunities within evolving areas of Physiotherapy practice, such as the First Contact Practitioner role within GP surgeries, as well as within private, voluntary and sporting sectors.
  • You may also receive experiences within non-patient facing areas, such as virtual and leadership placements. Such placements offer invaluable experience of alternative roles available within the profession, allowing you to develop your wider professional skills.
  • The video below provides an insight into how our students have benefitted from our pioneering First Contact Practitioner placement opportunity:

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • Purchase of a Stethoscope at a cost of approximately £5.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £25-£40.

Optional  Costs

  • Dissection lab at a cost of £25
  • Student Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists *currently £40.30 per annum, subject to change.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Prepare for foundation pathway: 

Applicants who wish to access this course will be required to attend and pass a compulsory one day Prepare for foundation programme. This programme is where you will be able to showcase your keen interest or recent experience in the subject. As well as come to visit the university and meet the staff involved in the programme.

This compulsory programme is designed to introduce you to studying a health professional course, answer your questions, meet staff and fellow students. You will take part in a variety of exciting subject related activities that will prepare you to kick start your academic experience with us, should you secure an offer. 

Before attending the Prepare for foundation programme, we wish to make you aware that you will be asked to complete an assessment task which will be used as part of the event. Further information on the requirements of this task will be provided to applicants who have been shortlisted for this course.


If you are successful in passing this programme, you will be required to attend an interview with faculty staff.

GCSE requirements:

You are required to hold GCSE English language and maths grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include the following at Level 2: Functional Skills, Key Skills, Learn direct.

Equivalency Test:

If you have not achieved your Level 2 qualifications, you are eligible to take our University equivalency tests. The tests for this course are free of charge and can be taken completely online. Our Admissions team will confirm in your offer if you are required to take one of these assessments.

Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check:

Due to the professional nature of some of our courses you may also be required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should your course require this and you receive an offer from us

There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured an offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

Student Visa Requirements:

Applicants who require a student visa to enter the UK are not eligible to be considered for this course. 

Skilled Worker Visa Requirements:

Applicants who are in the UK on a Skilled Worker Visa or are a dependent of a Skilled worker are not eligible to be considered for this course. 

"Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)"

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist. Please note the 4 year Physiotherapy with Foundation Year has HCPC approval for Levels 4-6 only, as the Level 3 study sits outside HPCP Standards.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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