During your study on 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 work place as expected by industry standards.
Our Masters programme in Sports Therapy runs over one year full-time. Individual modules may also be taken as part of a continuing professional development programme.
The modules covered in this programme are:
• Injury Assessment and Management (20 credits)
You will study a range of issues relating to injury epidemiology and prevention, will develop your subjective and objective assessment skills, and evaluate technique in injury management including electrotherapy modalities.
• Peripheral Manual Therapy (20 credits)
You will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of Maitland, Cyriax and Mulligan manual therapy techniques, for peripheral and spinal injuries.
• Integrated Clinical and Professional Practice (20 credits)
You will develop your knowledge of legal and ethical issues surrounding therapeutic treatments, and integrate clinical skills to formulate appropriate clinical management plans.
• Advanced Clinical Reasoning and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
You will consider pathoneurodynamics in injury, develop advanced skills in rehabilitation programming and exercise prescription, and implement advanced reasoning skills in clinical decision making.
• Clinical Placement (20 credits)
Through 100 hours of supervised practical experience in a clinical setting of your choice, you will implement your practical skills and develop skills in reflective practice.
• Dissertation(60 credits) and Research Methods (20 credits)
Through a combination of lecture based learning and independent study, you will study a range of qualitative and quantitative methods in order to design and conduct an independent research thesis.
• Applied Musculoskeletal Training and Adaptation (20 credits)
You will develop the theoretical and practical skills in prescribing and coaching a range of strength and conditioning Students will also have the opportunity to complete additional awards which may include L3 VTCT Sports Injuries, L4 VTCT Sports Massage and L2 Personal Training.