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MSc Sports Therapy

Course Description

Awarded through the University of Northampton, this course equips students with necessary tools to become a Sports Therapist, including a range of practical, patient handling and clinical decision-making skills. Teaching takes place in world-class facilities at Moulton College that include purpose-built clinical teaching rooms, strength and conditioning suite, 25-metre pool, environmental chamber, whole-body cryotherapy chambers, aquatic therapy facilities, and physiology and biomechanics laboratories. An MSc from Moulton College will give you industrial experiences and clinical exposures that no other MSc in the country can offer!

Achievement of the MSc requires completion of 180 credits from compulsory and elective modules that include:

• Injury Assessment and Management - 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.
• Manual Therapies 1 & 2 - You will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of Maitland, Cyriax and Mulligan manual therapy techniques, for peripheral and spinal injuries.
• Research Methods/Dissertation - 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.
• Integrated Clinical and Professional Practice - 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 - You will consider pathoneurodynamics in injury, develop advanced skills in rehabilitation programming and exercise prescription, and implement advanced reasoning skills in clinical decision making.
• Strength and Conditioning - You will develop practical skills in prescribing and coaching a range of strength and conditioning exercises for the prevention and rehabilitation of injury.
• Clinical Placement - 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. We have strong relationships with a number of professional teams that include Northampton Saints Rugby Club, MK Dons Football Club, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Northampton Town Football Club, Coventry Blades Ice Hockey Club.

Entry Requirements

Lower second-class honours degree or better in a relevant discipline (sports science, sports performance and coaching, fitness) but applicants from other disciplines may be admitted where they can demonstrate a strong anatomy and physiology knowledge and a willingness and ability to tackle the course. The course is also suitable for applicants with a degree in sports therapy wishing to further advance their knowledge to level 7. Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient command of the English language; international applicants must demonstrate an equivalent entry qualification and have an IELTS score of at least 6.5. All applicants will be interviewed.

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