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In 1996 The Society of Sports Therapists entered into its first collaborative agreement with the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University). Since that time the Society has developed further collaborative agreements with other Universities in the United Kingdom and is continuing to develop additional programmes. The Universities and Colleges listed below are presently affiliated to The Society of Sports Therapists and are currently delivering the following accredited courses.
London Metropolitan University
First accredited: 01/09/96 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
As the first university in the country to develop a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree we can ensure that you learn from highly motivated staff, outstanding custom built facilities and through innovative teaching methods. The course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists and provides you with a strong scientific basis from which the pathologies and management of sports injuries can be understood. You will develop analytical and diagnostic skills through participation in practical sessions, peer review and close staff supervision.

A dedicated clinical coordinator and excellent external links means there are outstanding placement opportunities available to our students which lead to success stories such as yearlong placements with our neighbours, Arsenal FC and careers at Chelsea FC and London Irish.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Dance Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Sport and Dance Therapy course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists and provides you with a strong scientific basis from which the pathologies and management of sports injuries can be understood. You will develop analytical and diagnostic skills through participation in practical sessions, peer review and close staff supervision all housed in outstanding custom-built facilities. Close links with the business support arm of the University and a tailor-made business module for sport students will greatly enhance your job prospects and entrepreneurial opportunities.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Chichester
First accredited: 01/09/01 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
The aim of the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree is to broaden and deepen your understanding of Sports Therapy through the academic study of Sports Medicine and Sports Science. As a Sports Therapist you are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team necessary to provide the best care, management and rehabilitation for sport and recreational participants, regardless of age and ability.

Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on the 'hands-on' practical work, and practice-based learning experience forms an integral component of this degree programme. You will be provided with the clinical skills to examine, assess, treat and rehabilitate the injured athlete to full functionality. When you complete your Honours Degree you will have been deemed as meeting the required levels of competencies and knowledge necessary for full membership of 'The Society of Sports Therapists'.

The programme is taught by specialists in their respective disciplines, which reflects the varied clinical expertise available within the department and you will be equipped to gain appropriate and rewarding employment and make an immediate and on-going contribution in the workplace.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Kent
First accredited: 01/09/03 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
We are a research-intensive School of Sport and Exercise Science ranked 11th in our field amongst UK universities according to the 2015 Guardian University Guide. Uniquely in Sports Therapy we have a strong research culture, something uncommon in many universities. You are taught by leading researchers and practitioners in their field and learn to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries. In addition to honing your clinical skills, you learn how to exercise, train and rehabilitate people, ranging from young competitors to ageing adults, including elite athletes and those with chronic disease.

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences recently opened sports injury clinics and laboratories in an £11 million development at Medway Park. This centre of excellence houses some of the latest therapy equipment, giving you the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and interventions from our experts. You can put what you have learnt into practice by working under supervision in these sports injury clinics. In addition, the Medway campus has facilities specifically designed and equipped for Sports Therapy teaching, such as a new rehabilitation gym, teaching clinic and exercise testing laboratories. The School encourages a range of teaching methods, combining lectures and seminars with more innovative approaches, such as practicals, clinics and problem-based learning scenarios.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University College Birmingham
First accredited: 01/09/04 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme at University College Birmingham was launched in 2004. The School of Sport and Creative Services provides an innovative and progressive 3 year programme delivered by an expert lecturing team of Sports Therapists, Physiotherapists and Sports Scientists. Conveniently located in the centre of Birmingham, Sports Therapy at UCB is renowned for its spacious and fully equipped clinical resources, sports centre and performance lab. Our Sports Injury Clinic is open 5 days a week and is staffed by students and clinical supervisors.

Work placement opportunities are available as part of the programme and students are required to provide Sports Therapy at a series of sports events during their studies. Whilst providing a strong and evidence-based theoretical foundation, the course puts a strong emphasis on practical experience and various activities are undertaken to encourage the understanding of scientific principles and applications and the professional developments in Sports Therapy.

Spring 2008 saw the online launch of the Journal of Sports Therapy, hosted by UCB and is the first academic journal specifically for the Sports Therapy profession. The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme at UCB is accredited by and leads to full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Worcester
First accredited: 01/04/07 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
If you have a keen interest and the same enthusiasm for Sport and Exercise that our Institute does and want to contribute to the treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained injuries or who are seeking to enhance their performance, this is the course for you. University of Worcester is set in a leafy, parkland campus where nothing is more than a few minutes’ walk away.

University of Worcester is a growing university with excellent and inspiring teaching; a friendly, inclusive approach; an outstanding record of graduate employment (83% of 2012 Sports Therapy Graduates); outstanding, state-of-the-art sports facilities, including the newly opened (spring 2013) University of Worcester Arena and opportunities to experience sport played at a national and international level.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Leeds Beckett University
First accredited: 01/09/07 *

BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Therapy
With the national drive to improve health, and the increasing numbers of people participating in sport and exercise at all levels, there is an increased demand for appropriately trained practitioners to meet the needs of injured sports participants. This joint development between the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Carnegie Faculty, in collaboration with The Society of Sports Therapists, aims to produce Graduate Sports Therapists who are eligible and qualified to practise. The course will include modules focused on the underpinning anatomy, physiology, activity, fitness and practical therapy aspects of sport. There is particular emphasis on the evidence that informs therapeutic intervention and elements of practise based working will form an important part of this programme.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
First accredited: 01/09/13 *

BSocSci (Hons) Sports and Recreation Management
Sports Therapy is one of three specialisations within the four-year Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports and Recreation Management. There has been a huge demand for such a profession in Hong Kong and this programme is the first of its kind in the country. The first two-years of the Degree are foundation study, with specialisation in the subsequent two-years. Our programme offers both sports injury related and business management modules to provide all-round knowledge necessary for the career development of our graduates. Our ‘learn and do’ approach encourages students to apply specialised knowledge and skills to real-world issues. This is further strengthened by our purpose-built laboratories and world-class research. Thus, our graduates will have the analytical and hands-on skills which are highly valued by industry and society alike. On completion of the Degree, you will be eligible for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists, which will give you recognition to practise as a Sports Therapist.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Hartpury College
First accredited: 01/09/14 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
If you have a burning desire to treat sporting injuries at a unique specialist sports campus, then the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy at Hartpury College is the course for you. You will learn about injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of sports to ensure an effective and optimal return to play. You will develop key practice-based skills and relevant applied knowledge. Initially you will gain experience in a safe, supervised environment while later having the opportunity to develop this in other sporting settings. A sandwich year option is also available.

At Hartpury College you will have the opportunity to provide Sports Therapy support to over 260 students in the Elite Sports Academy, covering a range of sporting disciplines including rugby, football, netball, modern pentathlon, rowing, and golf. Practice is rigorously underpinned by theory so that when you graduate you will have a thorough understanding of how to treat sports injuries, together with their physiological and psychological bases. You will be taught by staff who are respected academics in their field, as well as advanced practitioners who have worked with a wide variety of athletes.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Essex
First accredited: 01/09/14 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy provides you with the knowledge base to underpin your practical skills and expertise in order to become eligible for membership of The Society of Sports Therapists. You will develop a range of treatment options including electrotherapy, exercise and manual skills. Our course focuses on employability and self-development supporting you to become an autonomous practitioner upon graduation, confident in your practice yet aware of the need for continuing professional development.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Bucks New University
First accredited: 11/08/15 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Commencing in September 2015, the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy is located within the University’s Centre of Excellence for Sport, Exercise, and Wellbeing which provides an innovative academic portfolio, teaching, research and enterprise. The University is situated in a vibrant area for sport with close proximity to the prestigious National Sports Centre 'Bisham Abbey’, the English Institute of Sport and Buckinghamshire NHS Health Care Trust (home to Stoke Mandeville’s National Centre of Spinal Injuries). The university has a personal, friendly and supportive culture and you are taught by enthusiastic and expert staff. You will learn about the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of a range of sport and exercise participants back to optimum levels of fitness and health. You will also be taught how to be a skilled technical practitioner and gain experience of working with clients. 

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Birmingham City University - BSc
First accredited: 01/09/17 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy 
The aim of the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy course is to broaden and deepen your understanding of sports therapy through the academic study of sports medicine and sports science.

It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and, where applicable, work. The course and modules are underpinned by the latest research in sports therapy.

Through this programme, you will undertake work experience each year and have the opportunity to undertake a full year’s placement in the UK or overseas. This opportunity is offered by only a very small number of HEIs. In addition, from year 1 you will work in a clinical setting supported by our research active practitioner based Sports Therapists.

The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society of Sports Therapists. The University is working with the Society of Sports Therapists (SST) to gain SST Accreditation for this programme.

Career opportunities include: running your own Sports Therapy Clinic; working in professional sport as a Sports Therapist; working in private practice as a Sports Therapist in partnership with others or as a Sports Therapist in a Fitness setting

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Derby - BSC
First accredited: 01/09/16 *

This new BSc (Hons) Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation programme starts in September 2016 and has been designed in partnership with the society to ensure students graduate with a professionally recognised degree and professional standing within sports therapy. The programme incorporates a sound scientific understanding of the musculoskeletal system and therapeutic practice. A key feature of the programme is the ‘hands-on’ development of skills, professional practice and real world learning that students will experience. This is fundamental to students gaining experience working with clients and being competent and ready to practice effectively. With links to internal sports clubs and local partners, there is an opportunity to gain experience with expert staff supervising who can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the programme.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Hertfordshire
First accredited: 01/09/01 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Established in 2001, our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy has been reviewed and developed over many years to result in a dynamic, innovative and effective Degree programme. With a focus on opportunity and employability, our comprehensive curriculum enables you to work pitch side from day one, and provides an optional sandwich year on placement, giving you the chance of a lifetime to work with a professional sports team, within the UK or abroad. Our modules combine the essential principles of Sports Therapy, along with diverse considerations such as trauma management, strength and conditioning, hydrotherapy, and disability sport, ensuring that we produce well-equipped graduates. Extensive extra-curricular opportunities and excursions allow you to stand out from the crowd in the competitive jobs market, offering you additional experience and qualifications such as working at international events and personal training awards. As we also run PhD programmes in Sports Therapy, you are able to participate in ground-breaking research, and may consider postgraduate awards with us. We maintain strong links with our alumni, supporting their careers following graduation, and forging new opportunities with them for our undergraduates. The Hertfordshire Sports Village boasts state-of-the-art facilities, and is the ideal location to inspire learning and maximise your future prospects.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Central Lancashire
First accredited: 01/09/04 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy course at the University of Central Lancashire offers you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical 'hands-on' skills necessary to provide the best care, management and rehabilitation for the sports and recreational participant to return to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Edge Hill University
First accredited: 01/09/05 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
A BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree that involves the scientific evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of injury as a result of sports and exercise participation.

The curriculum incorporates core scientific modules alongside specialised Sports Therapy modules embracing both theoretical and practical elements.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Coventry University
First accredited: 01/09/07 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy at Coventry University will equip graduates with the knowledge and wide range of practical skills required for a career in Sports Therapy. The course integrates key modules from Sport and Exercise Science alongside specialist Sports Therapy modules. Our course makes the best use of fully equipped Sports Science laboratories, practical teaching rooms, and a purpose built clinic, to provide the best possible learning environment for students. Our graduates will be trained in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries incurred through sport and exercise participation. Delivered by a teaching team who are all current practitioners, and drawing on expertise from Sports Science, the course develops your underpinning knowledge before beginning to teach you clinical reasoning skills as you begin to gain experience with University sports teams and a wide variety of external placement providers. The final year sees you bringing it all together in the staff supervised, but student run clinic based on campus.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Gloucestershire
First accredited: 01/09/08 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree teaches you about anatomy, injury prevention and treatment, first aid, sports conditioning, injury assessment, injury rehabilitation, and sports massage. You will also learn about sport psychology, physiology and biomechanics so that you will understand how to apply the principles of Sport and Exercise Science when designing injury prevention or rehabilitation programmes. We have extensive practical and laboratory facilities, including a Sports Therapy Clinic housed in a purpose-built clinical skills lab, Sports Hall, Gymnasium, Fitness and Weights Suites, numerous laboratories and extensive laboratory equipment. The subject area is fortunate to have twice been in receipt of Science Research Infrastructure (SRIF) funding, which has supplemented the already well-developed laboratory facilities.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Staffordshire University
First accredited: 01/09/09 *

The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree at Staffordshire University, accredited by The Society of Sports Therapist, offers you hands-on experience of working as a Sports Therapist, combined with a thorough grounding in Sports Science disciplines to enable you to work with high-performance athletes. You will have the benefit of a new, state of the art Sports Therapy teaching facility, plus a world renowned biomechanics laboratory.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of East London
First accredited: 01/10/12 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
If you want to work for in professional sport or private practice, our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to do so. With a long history of teaching applied sports science and physiotherapy, we match industry-based learning with academic excellence.

We’ll give you everything you'll need to fast-track your career.

On graduation, you will be a healthcare professional with the ability to:

• optimise performance
• reduce injury risk
• provide sports first aid
• assess and treat sports injuries
• provide sports massage
• implement rehabilitation, including strength & conditioning

You'll be eligible for insurance and membership with the Society of Sports Therapists and the opportunity to apply for membership with REPs and SMA.

Why choose us?

• Lecturers with national and international elite sport experience
• Campus-based Clinic, within our world-class sports facility
• Previous student experiences include: Essex County Cricket Club, West Ham United FC, Leyton Orient FC, Colchester FC, Mk:Dons FC, Derby County FC, Essex Rugby, the London Marathon, the Berlin Marathon and many more.
• Regular guest lectures from leading figures e.g. English Institute of Sport, Tottenham Hotspurs FC
• Optional sandwich year placement pathway available

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

York College
First accredited: 01/09/13 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
This programme is primarily studied full time and has been designed as a ‘top-up’ to the Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy studied at York College. A part time mode of study is available based on individual circumstances which should be discussed with course personnel. The full Foundation Degree and BSc programme combined covers a range of treatment and rehabilitation concepts, exercise prescription and manual skills across a range of modules. The course is focussed on developing the necessary employability skills to equip individuals to work independently as a Sports Therapist on completion of the course. Students will be supported in obtaining relevant voluntary experience and CPD opportunities additional to the main programme. York College has a growing reputation for its HE provision due to its positive learning environment and favourable student to staff ratios resulting in students receiving excellent support throughout the programme.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Portobello Institute
First accredited: 01/09/14 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
If you are a student of Portobello Institutes Sports Faculty you will be studying in Irelands most iconic national stadium: Croke Park. Now in its 2nd year of partnership, our sports students have the advantage of studying in state of the art training rooms overlooking the legendary pitch. As one of our students you can expect to be truly immersed into the spirit of this renowned stadium throughout your studies.

Portobello Institutes BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme focuses on anatomy, human physiology and sports science in the foundation year. Once the underpinning knowledge of these key areas is understood, students’ advance on to the prevention, examination and assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and management of sport and exercise related injuries.  This will prepare them for best practice as a sports therapist working with a team, in a clinic or as a self-employed practitioner. Students carry out a number of patient case studies and placement hours which sees them obtain a high level of clinical competence through practise and problem based learning.

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy can be studied either 3 years full time or 4 years part time. 

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

University of Wales Trinity St. David
First accredited: 01/09/14 *

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Located on a historic, small and friendly campus in Carmarthen, UWTSD offers the only accredited Sports Therapy Degree programme in Wales. At level 4 students are taught a wide range of soft tissue techniques including sports massage, soft tissue release, specific soft tissue mobilisations, myofascial release, trigger points and muscle energy techniques. Students also cover basic Pitchside First Aid and are introduced to the clinical assessment sports injuries. Throughout their first year students are encouraged to volunteer as Pitchside first aiders with our university sports teams and work in our free onsite sports massage clinic. At level 5, students complete their understanding of clinical assessment and making a diagnosis, are taught manual therapy techniques including joint mobilisations and also sports rehabilitation. At level 6, students are taught advanced soft tissue and joint techniques, sports trauma management and electrotherapy. Alongside their dissertation, students also complete 200 hours of clinical practice comprised of a minimum of 75 hours in our free onsite sports injury clinic, up to 75 hours with external placement providers and up to 50 hours observing other sports and health professionals including chiropractors, osteopaths, sports rehabilitators, sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, clinic managers and strength and conditioning coaches.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Southampton Solent University
First accredited: 01/09/16 *

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy degree at Southampton Solent University is a stimulating and multidisciplinary degree that will prepare you for future employment by providing extensive ‘hands-on’ opportunities to develop essential clinical skills in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants within a sport and exercise setting. The course will allow you to specialise in sport and/or exercise and offers the opportunity to acquire either the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) fitness awards or National Governing Body (NGB) coaching qualifications.

Building on our established portfolio of Health, Exercise and Sport Science courses where students are provided with extensive opportunities to work with top athletes and real-life clients, the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy makes extensive use of a new state of the art therapy clinic and aims to provide you with excellent clinical and decision making skills. This is underpinned by a combination of injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, management treatment and referral, rehabilitation and education, applied within a sport and exercise setting.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

Bournemouth University
First accredited: 18/10/16 *

The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy course at Bournemouth University will enable you to provide advice and treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries. The course, which is delivered within our Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, focuses on professional practice and, in addition to the in-house clinical hours, you’ll be able to undertake 250 hours of insured placements outside the university setting as well as having the option to do a year’s full-time placement in your third year.  Upon graduation you'll be able to empower sports men, women and children to achieve optimal potential and performance.

Our course is split between theoretical and practical elements, and you'll learn how to provide advice and treatment to manage the individual needs of a person within their sporting environment. This may involve designing and carrying out injury prevention programmes, providing immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, clinical, training and competitive environment. There will be opportunities to assess and manage sports injuries by providing specialist advice and treatments like manual therapy, electrotherapy and other musculoskeletal interventions as part of a rehabilitation programme.

*Signifies date of collaborative agreement with and accreditation of the programme by The Society of Sports Therapists. 

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