BSc (Hons)

Sports Therapy

3 years
September 2024

For any athlete, injuries happen. Learn the specialist skills and knowledge to manage an athlete's rehabilitation and recovery. Play a part in athlete's reaching their peak performance.

Why study with us

  • Hone your skills on placement. Choose from premier league or championship football clubs, National Rugby or Super League Rugby Clubs. You'll also be able to choose from a range of other sports and clinical environments.
  • Ranked 2nd in the North West for Graduate Prospect Outcomes in Sport Science - Good University Guide 2023.
  • Ranked in the top 3 in the North West and the top 5 nationally for Student Satisfaction in Sports Science - Good University Guide 2023.

Sports therapy degree

  • You’ll study a range of modules designed with the support of the Society of Sports Therapists (SST). When you graduate you can become a full member.
  • Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities. These facilities will help you put theory into practice, helping injured athletes return to competitive sport.
  • As part of your studies, you’ll gain an external qualification for FA Pitch side First Aid Qualification. This is alongside a VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy qualification.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Daniel Birdsall
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Following an eleven year career working in professional football, Dan made the transition as a full time lecturer on the Sports Therapy Degree. With vast applied experience in Sports Science and Strength and conditioning in the field, Dan brings these contemporary qualities to th…

Lisa Hartley-Woodrow
Lisa Hartley-Woodrow
Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Lisa is the Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme. In her capacity as Course Leader, Lisa leads the development and implementation of the programme, ensuring it maintains its exceptional reputation for delivering cutting-edge, evidence-base…


What can you do with a degree in sports therapy? 

Our Sport Therapy BSc (Hons) degree programme is shaped around your future. You'll learn the specialist knowledge, practical skills and vital experience to get you ready for professional practice. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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Are you serious about sport?

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Unleash your potential

This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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