Taught course

Sports Therapy

University of Essex · School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

There is a growing demand for accredited sports therapists in the UK. Our MSc Sports Therapy builds on your sports-related first degree (e.g. BSc Sport and Exercise Science, BSc Sports Performance and Coaching, or similar). With our state-of-the-art facilities and science-based approach, you will gain the knowledge and skills to become an accredited sports therapist who can practice in various professional settings.

You will develop an exceptional understanding of the science and research that underpins the practice of sports therapy and cultivate the technical skills to deliver high-quality sports therapy support. Through learning environments with an applied focus, you will have a platform to hone your practical skills, participate in small group discussions and share expertise and knowledge with your peers.

Alongside your timetabled classes, you will complete between 200 and 250 hours of placement as part of the course. Some of these hours will be in our Sports Therapy Clinic, where you will consult with performance scholars, students, staff, and members of the public, under the guidance and supervision of our experienced sports therapy staff. You’ll also be given the opportunity to work with a variety of sports clubs and teams, ranging from recreational to elite levels.

On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible for full (insured) membership with the Society of Sports Therapists.

This course is also available to study on a part-time basis.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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