The course is designed for sports scientists (or similar graduates) who wish to apply their knowledge to a therapy setting and learn clinical skills.
Completing the course provides eligibility for membership of The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) which gives you licence to practice as a sports therapist.
About the course
London Metropolitan is proud to have been one of the first universities in the UK to develop this ground-breaking degree. It tackles a growing demand for professionals, with sports-specific knowledge, and equips them with the tools necessary to become successful professional sports therapists.
This course focuses on giving you the ability to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries or dysfunction to become a competent postgraduate sports therapist. It includes the development of practical, patient-handling and clinical decision-making skills. In addition, those who successfully complete the course are eligible for membership of the Society of Sports Therapists.
The University has a long history of teaching sports science and therapy courses, and an excellent record of graduate employment in these fields. You will benefit from a range of specialist resources within our £30m Science Centre including a fully-functioning public clinic.
A variety of methods will be used to assess your performance including literature reviews, seminar presentations, written seminar papers, time-constrained assessments, practical examinations (including viva voce) and the dissertation.
Eligibility available for graduates to membership of the Society of Sports Therapists who accredit the course.
Core modules include:
Clinical Skills in Sports Therapy
Sports Application to Practise
Scientific Frameworks for Research
Manual Therapy for Peripheral Joints
Manual Therapy for Spinal Joints
After the course
Many former students work with professional, semi-professional and amateur sporting institutions. These include football, rugby, ice hockey and basketball teams, and professional cyclists. Roles have also been plentiful in private practice, providing sports therapy and rehabilitation services within health and leisure centres. There is also the option to pursue further research.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognized”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
You should possess a good Honours degree in sports and exercise science. Other related health or life science degrees will be considered on an individual basis. Proficiency in the English language is essential. If English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS 6, TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237 or equivalent.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.