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Get a Level 8 honours degree in 3 years with our BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU). This is one of the first such degrees in the UK. In Ireland the demand for skilled, highly trained Sports Therapists is at an all time high. Knowledge and understanding of Sports Therapy is developed through an integrated programme of teacher-led lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory based practical sessions, and through the guided use of student centred learning activities such as problem solving exercises, case studies, directed reading and e-learning. Year 1 provides a solid foundation of general subjects underpinning Sports Therapy including anatomy, human physiology and sports science. In-depth studies of the Sports Therapy examination and assessment protocol and rehabilitation and are the focus of Year 2 and during Year 3 the emphasis is placed on advanced and applied aspects of Sports Therapy including manual therapy, electrotherapy, placement work, related theory, clinical reasoning skills and business developments in sport.

Course Structure

This is a full time course delivered over 3 years. (This course can also be studied part time over 4 years).

Once students have completed year 1 they have the option to complete year 2 & 3 of Sports Therapy or change over to complete year 2 & 3 of Sports Science and Physical Education.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application with an offer of acceptance on the programme issued following an interview. Students undertaking the leaving certificate will be issued with a conditional offer. There is a requirement for leaving certificate students to achieve 6 passes with 3 at higher level and including Biology. Please see below for an alternative route should a student not hold Biology or the minimum leaving certificate requirement.

Non EU Students

To book an interview for this course, please use the book now button below. For Non EU student course fees, see here.

Qualifications Gained

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU)

Note: Students can become registered as a Student Member of The Society of Sports Therapists at the beginning of Year 2.

Career Opportunities & Progression

Successful completion of this course offers career opportunities as a Sports Therapist working with teams, in a clinic or as a self-employed practitioner.  The programme is also excellent preparation for further research or study. 

Course Content Modules

Year 1 (Level 6)

Essential Principles in Sports Science
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Practical Sport Experience
Science, Research and Application

Year 2 (Level 7)

Sports Physiology
Sports Rehabilitation
Sports Therapy
Sports Science Research Methods

Biomechanics of Human Movement

Year 3 (Level 8)

Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation
Advanced Sports Therapy
Work Placement and Electrotherapy

Principles of Sport Psychology

Biomedical Implications of Exercise
Business Developments in Sport

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding:

 - Have a thorough systematic knowledge of the various scientific and clinical topics studied
 - Show an ability to apply knowledge in practical settings involving sport, exercise and rehabilitation from injury
 - Have the capacity to demonstrate the advanced scholarship required to execute and critically evaluate research relevant to exercise science, injury and rehabilitation


2. Cognitive intellectual skills:

 - Be able to understand and develop clear & logical arguments in support or criticism of medical and scientific theories with support from primary sources of evidence and scholarly reviews
 - Demonstrate an ability to solve problems by applying underpinning knowledge to the clinical situation
 - Be able to analyse medical and patient information to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan based on current evidence
 - Show fluency with appropriate quantitative and numerical skills, involving relevant mathematical and statistical methods
 - Demonstrate academic and scientific literacy at graduate level


3. Transferable skills including those of employability and professional practice:

 - Have the ability to devise and sustain arguments, both orally and in writing, in a concise, clear and professional manner
 - Have an understanding of: ethical, equal opportunity and professional issues and work within the professional code of conduct
 - Be able to demonstrate strong decision-making skills and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary sports or medical team to prevent injury and diagnose and rehabilitate post injury
 - Demonstrate a range of other key transferable skills including active involvement in learning, exercise of initiative and judgement, use of appropriate resources and technology
 - Appreciate the skills necessary to secure and retain employment, including: punctuality, professionalism, communication, consideration for others, creativity, and commitment
 - Demonstrate an understanding of the need to continually develop professionally


4. Subject-specific practical skills:

 - Be able to analyse patient information and derive a diagnosis and treatment plan supported by current scientific and medical evidence
 - Be able to make informed judgements to competently and safely implement treatment and rehabilitative strategies to a patient with a sports injury
 - Have an understanding of the main philosophies of practice in the sports rehabilitation arena whilst appreciating the limits of knowledge
 - Demonstrate an ability to lead and motivate others with an awareness of the different needs of patients
 - Demonstrate an understanding of practical skills relating to sport and exercise science, from psychological inventories, and in implementing appropriate interventions
 - Be able to suggest appropriate methodologies for a variety of measurements in sports and exercise science

Course Aims

The student will develop the subject-specific knowledge and the ability to relate it to the clinical situation. To understand the evidence-based nature of the therapies, it is essential that a level of understanding of science be achieved. Thus there is a substantial component of human and exercise science in the course. As the Society of Sports Therapists set the competency benchmarks for membership, these are reflected in the topics studied throughout the degree. It is essential that the students develop an ability to problem solve and clinically reason. These skills are the foundations for accurate diagnosis and treatment formulation. The course aims to develop these critical and analytical skills to ensure that practice remains current but supported by a body of scientific knowledge.  The ultimate aim is to produce a contemporary course that reflects current clinical practice in sports therapy. The students obtain a high level of clinical competence through practice and the problem based learning. The course develops these skills by directing the students to the resources that help them find solutions. Practical demonstrations and presentations ensure that they achieve the benchmarks for society membership.  The course encourages student interaction and contribution by developing their ability to work independently, in proposing and developing solutions to problems in a systematic and effective manner, and in communicating confidently and clearly both in writing and verbally.

Contact

For inquiries and further information please contact londonmet@portobelloinstitute.ie

Booking

Name: BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy

Cost: 5150 per year Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
FSTDOCT17
5150 per year
Portobello Institute/Croke Park
  • 03/10/17-18/05/18
  • Start/end time vary from day to day
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Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • Exam Registration Fees: 195 sterling per year
  • Society of Sports Therapy: 250 sterling (paid in yr 2)