The first year will lay the foundations for the rest of your degree programme. The focus will be on the transition to degree level study, so that you gain the skills and knowledge to prepare you for your future as a student and as a graduate employee in your chosen field. You will cover the key areas of anatomy, physiology, sport injuries, musculoskeletal assessment, injury treatment and performance analysis. Each module will include: study skills to help you with your academic life such as writing and presenting skills; knowledge and understanding of the subjects from a multidisciplinary perspective as well as research skills to prepare you for both academic life and your future career. Your first year will end with two weeks of professional placement preparation and five weeks in a sports therapy and rehabilitation related setting.
In your second year your knowledge will continue to develop further in areas such as sport psychology, sports massage, principles of rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and research methods. At this point, you will be using the underpinning knowledge gained so far in a much more applied way. This year will end with another professional placement where you will spend a further six weeks in a sports therapy and rehabilitation related setting.
In your third year the core interdisciplinary modules will incorporate the breadth and depth of the knowledge you have gained so far. You will feel confident therefore to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in an applied manner, particularly in injury treatment and exercisebased rehabilitation. This is the year where you are able to really flourish in your interests, by undertaking substantial research project as part of the Dissertation module in a topic aligned with your enjoyment and your career aspirations. You will also study an enterprise based module preparing you for your own business start-up or learning what it is like to be a business employee. A further exciting aspect of your final year is the opportunity to select two modules relating to different career paths most suited to you, for example clinical movement screening, exercise referral or a professional workplace based module. For those who wish to go on to postgraduate study the course will
have prepared you for your application.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: