Institute of Human Sciences

Sport and Exercise therapy with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C624
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This innovative, hands-on sport and exercise therapy course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists.

The course involves the prevention of injury and rehabilitation back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness for a wide range of patients. The course uses the principles of sport and exercise sciences, and the study of health, injury, and disease, to prepare patients for training, competition, or work.

The course is endorsed by the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), ensuring that you meet the requirements of potential employers. Course content aligns with the employer-set proffesional standards of a gym instructor, and will equip you with all the skills and comptencies you'll need to stand out from the crowd.

Throughout the course, you will develop the skills required to provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in recreational, training and competitive environments. You will learn how to assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries, and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention. Working as part of a professional team in a real-world environment, you will gain applied practical skills in sport and remedial massage, and plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.

You will have opportunities to work with some of our key partners such as British Judo, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Walsall FC, to develop industry skills relevant to a career in sport and exercise therapy.

Placement and employability modules allow you to gain hands-on experience in an applied context, including a clinical placement at Level 6. Employability modules enable you to explore sport and exercise therapy career pathways and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment in a competitive industry.

What happens on the course?

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The course is accredited by the leading professional body for this subject in the UK, The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), with the course being built upon the society’s five pillars of competency:

1. Prevention
2. Recognition & Evaluation
3. Management, Treatment and Referral
4. Rehabilitation
5. Education and Professional Issues.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply for full insured membership with The Society of Sports Therapists.

You will have access to our sport therapy/physiotherapy suite, sport and exercise science laboratories that include cutting edge technology such as our 3D motion capture system, and our environment chamber.

You will have opportunities to work with some of our key partners such as British Judo, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. and Walsall F.C, as well as university sports teams to develop industry skills relevant to a career in sport and exercise therapy. In addition we have close links with local organisations such as cardiac rehabilitation centres.

Our ‘Career Development Week’ will allow you to gain additional employment-related skills and qualifications as you progress through the course.

Our employability modules enable you to explore Sport and Exercise Therapy related career pathways and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment in a competitive industry.

A placement module will provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and mentoring in an applied sports and exercise therapy context.

You will also have the opportunity to transfer to an optional sandwich placement year. Our sandwich placement option allows you to take a full-year work placement, which can be undertaken abroad. A number of students in our department have been successful in securing places on these schemes in countries such as Spain, France, Canada and the US.


Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why study sport at the University of Wolverhampton?

  • The University's Department of Sport in the institute of Human Sciences has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Department Award in recognition of their work to support gender equality.

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here.

  • 99% sports graduate employability*. Our students get jobs!

  • Free university branded sports kit for all students in their first year.
  • We have a proud history of delivering sector-leading sports courses in partnership with major sporting organisations in the Black Country and West Midlands.
  • Specialist sports facilities including human performance and movement labs with an environmental chamber and 3D motion capture software; physiotherapy and sports therapy suites; sports performance clinic; elite strength and conditioning suite; multi-million pound Sports Centre; 3G football pitch; tennis/netball courts.
  • Inspirational teaching staff who are cutting edge practitioners and researchers in their subject areas.
  • Access to motivating, high level sports coaches who work with our WLV Sport teams.
  • Sports Scholarships available up to £4,500 across the three years of a degree (subject to successful Scholarship application).
  • Innovative block curriculum delivery model, including modules focussed on introducing you to Higher Education, and developing your employability

For more information about sport at the University of Wolverhampton please see our WLV Sport Page

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Applicants must hold:

  • GCSE English at grade 4+ (previously grade C) or equivalent (Key Skills Level 2 English or Functional Skills Level 2 English).

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

You must provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Applicants must be 18 years old or above at the start of the course.

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and an Occupational Health Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.


Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

"Society of Sports Therapists, the"

Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists.

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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