The programme utilises the principles of injury prevention, sports and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
The course has been designed with the collaboration of The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) and successful completion will provide eligibility for membership to this professional body.
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Full time and Part time
Full-time: Three years, Part-time: Four-Six years.
School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors
No Partner College
BTEC: DMM-DDM in relevant subject area or equivalent
5 GCSE’s grade C or above including Maths and English
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
This course may involve regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults. Where this is the case, students will be required to obtain an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure and UCLan will take you through the process.
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The course will incorporate the following themes:
The course is underpinned by the study of theoretical concepts and knowledge in the fields of physiology, psychology, pathology, exercise rehabilitation and manual therapies. There will be an emphasis on the use of manual therapy, massage and sports specific exercise as therapeutic components of a rehabilitation programme.
There will be opportunities for training in IT, communication and presentation, interactive and group skills, problem solving and research skills.
Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in therapeutic modalities.
There is a significant practical component to the course which will involve moderate levels of exercise. Students will have to complete a number of hours of clinical practice as sports first aiders and in the final stages of the course in a sports injury clinic. This may require weekend, evening and vacation work. There will be opportunities to gain sports coaching and sports first aid qualifications.
The course has been developed via collaboration with the Society of Sports Therapists. Successful completion will enable on application full membership of the society, which carries professional indemnity insurance, a necessity for anyone wishing to work as a sports therapist.
Each module is assessed individually by a variety of methods, including individual and group presentations, report writing, written assignments, practical assessments and viva voce.
All our degree courses are underpinned by high quality research, centred around our Centre for Applied Sports and Exercise Sciences (CASES), the International Institute for Golf Education (IIGE) (a unique venture with Myerscough College), International Football Institute (in partnership with the National Football Museum at Preston North End FC) the International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS) and the Institute for Coaching and Performance (ICaP).
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.Prospective full-time students should apply via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) on-line at: www.ucas.com and click on 'Apply'.
Application for part-time courses is made directly to the University. Application forms can be obtained from:
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 892400
UCAS Code: CB63
Short Form of Course: BSc/ST
Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
Campus Site: U
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom