This exciting, hands-on Sport and Exercise Therapy 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. 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. Placement modules allow you to gain hands-on experience and mentoring in an applied sports and exercise therapy context, including a clinical placement at Level 6.
What happens on the course?
The course has been being built upon The Society of Sports Therapist’s five pillars of competency: Prevention; Recognition & Evaluation; Management, Treatment and Referral; Rehabilitation; and Education and Professional Issues. Throughout the course, you will develop the skills required to provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training and competitive environment. You will learn how to assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries, and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention. During this course you will study modules such as:
Level 4 · Training and Conditioning Principles in Practice · Introduction to Sport in Higher Education · Managing Trauma in Sport and Exercise · Sports Injuries · Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Therapy · Sports and Exercise Massage
Level 5 · Sport and Exercise Physiology · Research Methods and Analytical Procedures · Sport and Physical Activity Industry Experience · Examination and Assessment of Peripheral Joints · Peripheral Manual Therapy · Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
Level 6 · Professional Project · Working with Special Populations · Clinical Placement · Advanced Sport and Exercise Therapy Techniques · Vertebral Mobilisation Techniques
Fantastic specialist sports facilities including our sport therapy/physiotherapy suite, sport and exercise science laboratories with cutting-edge technology such as our 3D motion capture system, and our environment chamber.
Great professional partnerships (British Judo, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, West Bromwich Albion FC).
Career Development Week provides unique CPD opportunities.
Excellent work placements and experience available.
Sports Scholarships available.
The course will prepare you for employment in a range of roles within the sport and physical activity sector, which contributes approximately £40 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately one million people. Our 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. As part of these employability modules, you will reflect on the experiences and skills you have gained in order to articulate your readiness to work in sport and exercise therapy related industries.
You will have opportunities to work with some of our key partners such as British Judo, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Walsall FC, 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.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Introduction to Sport in Higher Education
Training and Conditioning Principles in Practice
Research Methods and Analytical Procedures
Sport and Exercise Physiology
The Professional Project
BBC from A Levels including at least one A Level in a Science subject (e.g. Applied Science; Biology; Human Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Environmental Science, Psychology, Health and Social Care or PE)
BTEC National Diploma grade DMM in a Sport or Science subject
BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM in a Sport or Science subject, BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D* in a Sport or Science subject
Access to HE Diploma full award
120 credit Level 3 Foundation Year in an appropriate subject
You will need to supply evidence in the personal statement on the application form that demonstrates your suitability for the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Therapy, and your reasons for wanting to study the course.
You may be required to attend an interview for this course.
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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 £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.
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
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.