On this course you will learn to assess trauma, attend to injuries, provide sports massage and create rehabilitation programmes.
Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), this course examines the musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, treatment and rehabilitation skills with an emphasis on performance incorporating sports science principles. On completion, you are eligible for full SST membership allowing you to practise as a Sports Therapist in a wide variety of settings.
With access to a dedicated Sports Therapy Clinic, you’ll learn in fully-equipped sports therapy suites, and physiology and biomechanics labs, which feature gold-standard equipment such as Alter G treadmill, Isokinetic Dynamometry, bod-pod and Vicon 3D motion analysis. We have partnerships with a number of local sports clubs and clinics to facilitate hands-on experience, including Coventry City, Leicester Lions, Old Silhillians RFC, Bury FC and Wasps.
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Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course prepares you for a range of employment opportunities as a Sports Therapist.
Containing a mix of practice and theory, you will learn to critically analyse scientific information and evidence, gaining a sound understanding of the techniques and methods required by sports therapy practitioners.
Accreditation from the Society of Sports Therapists means that on graduation you will be qualified to work as a sports therapist with professional teams, clubs or private clinics. Alternatively, you can access appropriate additional training to support professional football and rugby.
The course includes a substantial amount of sport science, which can allow you to move into other careers in the leisure and sport area, such as management or service delivery in sport and leisure centres. If you are more interested in the medical and health applications of exercise science, you could go on to work within cardiac and other rehabilitation teams within the National Health Service (NHS) or with local councils within sports development or exercise for health schemes.
Our HLS Futures team can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them; they will also assist you to find a job when you are ready.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
95% of graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation
Where our graduates work
Graduates from this course have gone on to work in sports therapy clinics, sports teams and into teaching. You’ll also be able to pursue a career in exercise management and rehabilitation or as a physiotherapy assistant.
Recent graduates have gone to work as clinicians with practices such as Swan Physio ltd, Body Logic Health, and as sports therapists for teams such as Watford FC and Aston Villa FC. Others have continued with postgraduate study on courses including the MSc Strength and Conditioning and MSc Manual Therapy.
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