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MSc Sports Terapy Who is it for?


You are a graduate in a related area who wishes to further extend your knowledge and develop professional skills as a sports therapist.


About the Course


During this course you will be required to critically analyse the biomechanics of the upper and lower limbs and consider their influence on the mechanics of sports injuries. You will also critically analyse the current recommendations for the prevention of sports injuries and demonstrate practical competency in the delivery of peripheral and vertebral manual therapy techniques. You will demonstrate the ability to plan, design and conduct an individual piece of research and demonstrate suitable levels of competency and professionalism within the workplace as expected by industry standards.


Structure and Content of the Course


During this course you will undertake modules covering topics related to;


Contemporary Theories and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning


Advanced Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Skills


Rehabilitation and Programming


Advanced Peripheral, Vertebral and Neurological Manual Therapy Skills


You will also complete a major research project with support from your supervisor.


Facilities specifically used on the course Three section adjustable hydraulic plinths Electrotherapy combination units Ultrasound scanning unit Variety of hot and cold therapies 25m swimming pool Strength and conditioning suite Gymnasium Both sports halls 3G, sand and water-based AstroTurf pitches


Assessment


On this course you will be assessed through a wide range of methods including essays, practical projects, reports, oral presentations and time-constrained tests, work-based learning assessments as well as end of year examinations and the major research project.


Career Opportunities


Upon completion of this course you may wish to progress to a higher level postgraduate qualification or seek employment within the sector. Likely career paths can include employment within professional and semi-professional sports teams, working within the private healthcare sector independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Additional Activities


In addition to your main curriculum you will develop employability skills by taking a leading role within the student sports therapy clinic and have the opportunity to attend a range of voluntary events such as the Silverstone Half Marathon and London Marathon.


Duration of Course 1 year full time.


Entry Requirements


You will normally be expected to have a First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (such as sports science, sports performance and coaching, sports fitness or sports injuries etc.). Applicants from other disciplines may be admitted where they can demonstrate a strong anatomy and physiology knowledge and a willingness and ability to undertake the course. Competency in regards to patient assessment, communication and professional standards will be an important criterion for entry to this course. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


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