BSc (Hons) inSport and Exercise Therapy

This highly practical three-year Sport and Exercise Therapy degree course is validated by Loughborough University and provides students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge and practical skills required to assess, manage and treat injuries in a sport and exercise setting. You will learn the essential clinical skills needed in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants. This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists and graduates will have the opportunity to become an accredited member of the society by demonstrating professionally recognised standards of knowledge and competence during their studies.

Awarded by:

Loughborough University

Course Content

The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Therapy has been designed to meet the following programme aims:

  • To develop comprehensive knowledge of Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • To develop an analytical, critical and reflective approach to Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • To promote an understanding of the multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • To enhance students employability and career preparation by establishing the practical skills, techniques, and methods required by Sport and Exercise Therapy practitioners
  • To promote good practice as a Sport and Exercise Therapist in clinical, laboratory and field based settings
  • To have an understanding of professional behaviour, knowledge of practical problems, awareness of health and safety, and duty of care towards clients
  • To establish an understanding of the roles of related practitioners and regulatory organisations, including the Society of Sports Therapists


Year 1:

  • Research & Academic Skills
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Foundations of Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sports Massage
  • Introduction to Exercise Therapy
  • Introduction to Sports Therapy

Year 2:

  • Research Methods
  • Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Trauma
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Science for Sport and Exercise Therapists

Year 3:

  • Research Project
  • Clinical Placement
  • Advanced Manual Therapy
  • Strength & Conditioning Training

Optional Year 3 Modules:

  • Advanced Topics in Exercise & Health Physiology
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Advanced Topics in Physical Activity & Health Promotion
  • Advanced Topics in Sports Biomechanics and Performance Physiology

Entry Requirements

112 points UCAS points

GCSEs or equivalent in English Language and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

If you are aged 21 or over at the the start of the course and find you do not meet the entry requirements, we urge you to still apply. In such cases, the curriculum team will need to be satisfied that you are adequately prepared to undertake a programme of study. As a mature student your relevant academic, professional and life experiences detailed in your application will be considered when we assess your application.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

Progression Opportunities

Students are provided with the skills, knowledge and expertise to work as a self-employed Sports Therapist. Students are also well versed in the latest developments within the field of Sports Science, which prepares them to work within elite sport and the health and fitness industry. There are also routes on to postgraduate study in Sports Therapy and Sports Science related disciplines.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2024

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

3 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £8,950
  • Non EU: £12,500

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 24/25TFK2311


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Rishabh Khandelwal

Agra, India