Taught course

Manual Therapy

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The course is open to physiotherapists with HPC and CSP registration who should have a minimum of one year or 1500 hours post-qualification experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Admission will be by interview. Students whose first language is not English will be asked to meet the standard requirements for University Entrance at this level which are: IELTS 7 (with no section less than 6.5).

Months of entry


Course content

This well-established, clinically focused course has been designed to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in order to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services.

The course aims to advance students' professional practice, preparing them for senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskelatal physiotherapy and sports therapy fields.

The course aims to equip students with a foundation in the critical analysis of current manual therapy practice and the underpinning evidence. Students' problem solving, evaluative and clinical skills will be challenged and developed to an advanced level ensuring a sound, effective and reasoned approach to clinical practice. Innovation of thought and practice are encouraged, supporting the development of clinical leadership skills.

The course integrates the many diverse approaches currently employed in the management of neuromusculoskeletal patients and places a strong emphasis on manual skills and mentored clinical practice allowing the student to develop confidence and expertise in this area.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 Min months
part time
26 Min months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
+44(0)24 7679 5958
+44 (0)24 7688 8609