Taught course

Sports Therapy

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a sports science, sport and exercise science or related discipline. EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. For those without the prerequisite sports science degree we offer a bridging sport and exercise science module.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain the practical skills and experience needed to enter the profession of sports therapy. This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and prepare you for a rewarding career working with elite and non-elite athletes.

The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. Working with teams and individuals, you will have the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sports participation as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or onward referral.

All learning is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience. The motivated teaching staff are well connected to the sports industry, with experience of working as professional sports therapists and within elite sports settings. The university has a strong reputation for the sporting achievements of its students and alumni; as a member of this dynamic community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

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

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 3330 141414