Hartpury College
BSc (Hons)

Sports Therapy



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Course Overview

If you have a burning desire to treat, manage and rehabilitate sporting injuries then Sports Therapy may be the degree for you. You will learn about injury prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation for a range of competitive sports to ensure return to play and optimal performance.

Initially, we will work closely with you, but as your skills and experience develop you will take full responsibility for dealing with and treating sports injuries, working with limited supervision.You will have many opportunities to provide sports therapy support – both pitch-side and rehabilitation – to elite student athletes in a range of sporting disciplines including rugby, football, netball, modern pentathlon, rowing and golf.

Practice will be rigorously underpinned by theory so that when you graduate you will have a thorough understanding of not only how to treat sports injuries, but also their aetiology as well as their neurological, physiological and psychological bases.

You will be taught by staff who are not only respected academics in their field, but are also advanced practitioners who have worked with a wide variety athletes.

The programme can be completed full time in three years; part time routes are available and should be planned with your programme manager.

 To help you make the most of your degree at Hartpury we have decided to provide professional related accreditation for exceptional students starting at Hartpury this September. We will offer to pay for your student membership of the Society of Sports Therapists. Student Members receive copies of The Society of Sports Therapists’ publications when and as they are available and have access to the British Journal of Sports Medicine multimedia portal. They are also eligible to attend courses, seminars and conferences organised for and recognised by The Society of Sports Therapists. For more details visit http://www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/index.php/public/membership/student-membership

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


Five GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English, Mathematics
and Science

Tariff points range


A level subjects grades

Two A2s to include a biological science/PE/sports
studies subject

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades

DDM in a science subject

International Baccalaureate

27 Points




For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here

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In Brief


3 Years

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,000
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9000
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now.  Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England. The Hartpury UCAS code is H22. If you feel that you have accredited prior learning please contact us to discuss your application.
If you want to study this degree on a part-time basis, please apply directly to Hartpury. Contact the Admissions team on +44 (0) 1452 702244 or email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk  to request a part-time university application form.

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    • Introductory Skills for Sports Therapists
    • Sports Massage
    • First Aid for Sport and Exercise
    • Functional Anatomy, Sport Biomechanics and Physiology 
    • Applied Skills for Sports Therapists
    • Peripheral and Vertebral Mobilisation
    • Sports Rehabilitation
    • Complete Injury Management
    • Sports Conditioning and Return to Play
    • Professional Practice in Sports Therapy
    • Sports Therapy Dissertation

course blog post

20 Oct 2016

Student Sport Round-up 20.10.16

A magnificent seven for Hartpury RFC, two clean sheets for our Women’s rugby teams, a whole host of wins for the footballers and much more. Another fantastic week for Hartpury’s sporting students!

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Career Opportunities

Masters in Sports Therapy and Working with a professional sports club as a
Sports Therapist.