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Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

Three years full-time (four years with sandwich year)

Part-time options are available

This degree will give you the opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. You’ll also benefit from gaining a wealth of practical and real world experience on and off site that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a successful sports therapist.

These practical opportunities include working in a recovery/sports massage clinic and providing ‘pitch-side’ first aid for Hartpury’s sports teams, which include rugby, football and netball as well as elite and recreational horse riders.

You will also treat and rehabilitate elite athletes from across our nine sporting academies in a supervised clinic, take part in dissections to enhance your anatomy knowledge, participate in injury-related research, work with professional athletes and support youth athletes off site while being supervised by a professional.

We’ve supported students to assist with events such as triathlons, marathons and corporate touch rugby events, and to attend courses and conferences and gain qualifications that will assist you in the workplace, such as first aid.

But what sets our Sports Therapy programme apart from the rest is the small class size and individual attention our students enjoy. Our staff include sports therapists, physiotherapists, strength and conditioners, nutritionists, physiologists and biomechanists; and they treat our students as individuals. Your learning will take place in excellent quality facilities, including the performance laboratory, sports therapy suites, strength and conditioning gyms and artificial and grass pitches.

Many students choose to develop their practice skills in an optional sandwich year (between year two and three) where the skills learned in the first two years are developed under appropriate supervision. You can apply to complete your work placement at Hartpury’s own Sports Injury Clinic or you can undertake a verified placement off site in a relevant setting.

How to apply for this course

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science

A Level | Typical offer is ABB or equivalent. This must  include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject and excludes General Studies

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is a DDM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview applicants that are short listed depending on the personal statement.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University Centre?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.