Taught course

Sports Therapy

Teesside University · Sport and Exercise

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree ((at least 2.2) in sport science or a related area. Subject to the appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting multidisciplinary course is recognised by the Society of Sports Therapists. On graduation you'll be eligible to register as a practising sports therapist.

Using a problem-based learning approach, you investigate the full range of therapies and practical, hands-on injury treatments, relating these to the relevant theoretical evidence.You will have the opportunity to combine this with physiological, biomechanical and psychosocial factors, and evaluate how they impact upon or are affected by sports injury, treatment and rehabilitation.

What you study

Practical experience is an essential element of the programme and you gain this on placements in public or private settings or in sports therapy support projects connected with the University's sports injury rehabilitation centre.

How you learn

A wide variety of teaching strategies appropriate to each module is used, including formal lectures and tutorials, seminars, practical workshops, problem-based learning, work-based learning, guest speakers and student-led research projects.

You have the opportunity to develop continuing professional development throughout all modules on the programme. The delivery of modules is via blended learning, which uses a combination of face-to-face learning and online delivery. The modules have a site in the University's virtual learning environment (Blackboard), which adheres as a minimum to the University's Threshold Quality Standards.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods include assignments, critical review, presentations, portfolios and practical examinations.

These methods allow you to demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding and application of the relevant curriculum. Professional and key transferable skills are also developed through these assessments. You are required to undertake appropriate research, using the skills developed in the core modules and this provides the impetus for the development of your dissertation proposal. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate standard of research and enquiry into a specialist area, selected by you, displaying an original and/or compelling study or review of that area.

Career opportunities

Typically graduates are employed as sports therapists. However, you are also well prepared for employment in related areas including the health and fitness industry, sport development, research and sport science support.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Professional practice60
Dissertation20 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)1642 384491