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- You will have completed an honours degree in the last five years, achieving 2:1 or 1st class award or be predicted to achieve this grade. Your previous degree should be in biological sciences, sports science / therapy, or a healthcare course with significant anatomy and physiology components.
- You will need to hold GCSE or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics C grade or above (grades 4-9).
- In addition, you will need to demonstrate and discuss your work experience in physiotherapy, ideally within the NHS or hospital setting. This can be evidenced in a personal statement that forms part of the application process and will be discussed during interview.
- If you meet the entry criteria detailed above you will be offered an interview with an academic member of staff either in person or online. You will have the opportunity discuss your knowledge of the Physiotherapy profession and how you would uphold the values of the NHS constitution and demonstrate your suitability for a career in Physiotherapy.
- If English is not your first language you are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of proficiency that is at International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7.0 with no elements below 6.5
If you are offered a place on the course you will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencing the course. The current cost for this check is £54.40 which is undertaken by yourself. Disclosures on this record may affect your ability to obtain a place on the Physiotherapy programme.
If you are offered a place on the programme you will be required to complete a ‘Fitness to Practice’ health declaration to ensure you declare your health status and immunisation records. The cost of this is met by the University and managed by local NHS Trusts occupational health team (Working Well). When offered a place on the programme study you can initiate the screening and vaccinations through Working Well.
Months of entry
Do you want to take your career to the next level and become a registered Physiotherapist? Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession where practitioners use their skills to improve and manage a wide range of medical conditions.
Physiotherapists help people affected by illness, injury or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapists take a ‘whole person’ approach to health and fully involve the patients in their own care through education, awareness and empowerment.
On this course you will study the core areas of physiotherapy and apply these to clinical situations in this hands-on programme. Your study will include practice-based learning in a variety of NHS and private settings to give you a diverse experience to prepare for your future career as a physiotherapist. You will also build up valuable experience in supporting long-term condition management programmes and a musculoskeletal clinic at the University or in a local clinic.
The course benefits from using state-of-the-art facilities including treatment rooms, rehabilitation space, a hospital ward, a skills laboratory, a biomechanics laboratory, physiology laboratories, a strength and conditioning suite, fitness suite and a simulated ‘home’ environment.
The course is currently being reviewed for accreditation by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On completion of the course you will be eligible to apply to the CSP and HCPC to practice as a registered physiotherapist.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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