Therapeutic Professions

With a focus on enhancing human performance and quality of life for people with disabilities, illness or injury, or for those individuals who may benefit from physical adaptations, studying towards a therapeutic profession will lead you on the pathway to a challenging yet rewarding career.

We offer programmes approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Society of Sports Therapists in conjunction with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who approve the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy pathways.

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Why choose us?

  • Physiotherapy at the University was ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects (outcomes, Complete University Guide 2024).

  • Our Sports Therapy placement opportunities include 80 professional and semi-professional sports teams across the country, for example Preston North End, Everton FC, Wigan Warriors, Blackpool FC, and St Helens RFL.

  • Students are taught in our purpose-built rehabilitation and assessment facilities, which includes a therapy clinic and movement analysis laboratory.
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Careers in therapeutic professions

Our courses have led students to roles in a range of settings, including hospitals, health centres and social care. Others have had roles in private clinics and professional and semi-professional sports clubs. Many of our graduates take up employment within the NHS. Some work in private practice and others continue their study at postgraduate level.

Studying therapeutic professions could lead to a future career as a:

  • Chiropractor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Acupuncturist

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