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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.

Qualify as an accredited sports therapist, learning in a professional sports club-style environment. Develop your skills with practising industry professionals and work with athletes on campus. Graduate ready to hit the ground running in your career.

This course is accredited with the Society of Sports Therapists, which means you’ll graduate ready to work as a qualified practitioner. You’ll benefit from lots of hands-on experience on and off campus, working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to treat sports injuries and conditions.

You’ll learn from lecturers and staff who are also practising industry professionals, as you gain the skills and knowledge you need. Throughout the course you’ll work closely with sports therapists, strength and conditioning experts, physiotherapists and others. You’ll study modules that have been informed by industry needs, which means you’ll graduate with the skills that employers are looking for. Subjects include anatomy, physiology and therapeutic theory - you’ll cover everything involving the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injury as you become an accredited sports therapist.

Our sporting campus is the perfect place for you to apply what you learn in the classroom, whether that’s assisting with pitch-side first-aid during a game or working as part of our busy sports injury clinic. You’ll undertake more than 200 hours of in-practice work experience to ensure you’re industry ready when you graduate. You can also gain extra qualifications such as sports massage, taping or first aid alongside your studies. We also undertake industry trips and attend conferences to gain insights into current practice. 

Industry opportunities

You’ll undertake more than 200 hours of in-practice work experience during the course. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain even more experience during a sandwich year in industry. We have strong industry partnerships with teams and clubs across Gloucestershire. Our students also have opportunities to gain experience with our athletes and teams on-site. Students also support a number of industry events including Crossfit, taekwondo and triathlon competitions. Learning in a professional-style sports club environment means you’ll have access to athletes and teams both in the clinic and on the pitch.

This course is ideal for those who...

Have a passion for sport and exercise and want to work with athletes or in community sports to help people be at peak performance.


This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study.

Learning and assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.


On graduation you’ll be a registered member of the Society of Sports Therapists. This means you’ll be eligible to apply for Professional Liability Insurance which you’ll need to practice as a sports therapist.

Graduate destinations

Graduates on this course have progressed into sports therapy roles within professional and semi-professional sport, setting up their own businesses, and working for the NHS or the Ministry of Defence, for example.

  • Sports Therapist, Tamworth Football Club
  • Sports Therapy Internship, Newport Gwent Dragons
  • Postgraduate study
  • Self-employed sports therapist in a private clinic
  • Roles within the NHS or Ministry of Defence

Is there a sandwich year option?

Three years full-time (four years with sandwich year)
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

3 Year
3 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

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

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

Vocational award  |Typical offer is a DDM-DMM 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?

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

  • Tuition Fees

    Year of entry Mode of study UK/EU International
    2019 Full-time £9,250 £13,000
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  • University accommodation

    At Hartpury you could choose to live on campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre. 

    Whichever option you go for, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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