The School at a glance
***** SMA Accredited School since 2021
What the school says:
Sports Therapy has been delivered at The University of Worcester since 2007, and during this time it has become well established throughout the West Midlands and the Country alike. The course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. As a course team, we pride ourselves on our engagement with the Professional Body to ensure the course is continually at the forefront of Sports Therapy, as it develops as a profession. The course team continually refer to the key areas of competency, which are also known as the five pillars of Sports Therapy that a member must possess related to injury and illness in a sport and exercise environment and these are:
• Prevention • Recognition & Evaluation • Management, Treatment & Referral • Rehabilitation • Education & Professional Practice Issues.
The key areas of competency are mapped to the modules throughout both courses, and this is evident within the Competency mapping document. The courses are intended for those who wish to become a Sports Therapist (Musculoskeletal Practitioner), be that with a Sports Team or in a Clinical environment. The employment opportunities for Sports Therapists is continually increasing as the profession continues to emerge internationally. Throughout the duration of the course, the theoretical and practical content is complemented by professional practice which commences in the students first year. Both the BSc and MSci courses will ensure the students complete the minimum requirement of 200 hours required for membership and those on the MSci will be able to extend the numbers of hours they complete exponentially to gain further experience and confidence in their clinical practice