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Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or have the opportunity to start your own sports therapy business.

You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your expertise.

You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University?s sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs.

Accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society.

University Sport

At our University we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our University Sport website

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

Our course team includes tutors who engage with elite Olympic and professional athletes, international sports teams as well as local and University teams. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work across the expertise of two of our University's faculties and maximise the specialist facilities available for both therapy and sport. 

You can study flexibly over one or two years, and our placement opportunities offer a wide variety of different experiences, with links to one national professional sports teams, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Core modules

  • Sports Therapy Skills & Practice 1
  • Sports Therapy Skills & Practice 2
  • Understanding & Evaluating the Evidence
  • Placements within Sports Therapy Contexts
  • Research in Practice

Option modules (full-time only)

  • Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Advanced Clinical Decision Making

Job prospects

You may work as a sports therapist in a variety of settings, including sports teams, clinics, fitness clubs and education providers. Alternatively, you may choose to be self-employed working across different sectors of sport and leisure. If you hold a sports therapy or physiotherapy qualification, you will have enhanced employment options in health, sport and recreation.

  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Coach
  • Lecturer/ Trainer

Visit the Sports Therapy - MSc page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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