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The universities listed below are currently delivering the following accredited post graduate programmes that have an eligibility for membership of The Society of Sports Therapists on successful completion.
London Metropolitan University
First accredited: 01/09/09 *

MSc Sports Therapy
As one of the first Universities in the country to develop the MSc Sports Therapy we can ensure that you learn from highly motivated staff, outstanding custom built facilities and through innovative teaching methods. This 12 month course is designed for Sports Science graduates to apply their knowledge to a therapy setting through learning clinical skills. This course focuses on giving you the ability to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries or dysfunctions to become a competent post-graduate Sports Therapist. You will develop the ability to be analytical and critical through a variety of teaching and assessment methods.

We have outstanding custom-built facilities as well as a dedicated clinical coordinator and excellent external links, meaning there are outstanding placement opportunities available to our students which lead to success stories such as placements with our neighbours, Arsenal FC and Comic Relief and careers at Chelsea FC and London Irish.

*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 *

MSc Sports Therapy
Leeds Beckett University offer the MSc Sports Therapy course to students through full-time or part-time study.

Practising in this dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with professional athletes or have the opportunity to start your own sports therapy business. Our course offers you the chance to combine the theoretical knowledge required with hands-on practical experience gained in a real-life therapist environment.

You will build expertise in the assessment and treatment of injury and the management of rehabilitation, and you will develop further understanding of different aspects of research design. With access to some of the UK's leading sports specialists and resources - from university sports teams to elite athletes - you will have the opportunity to provide therapy support on your placement, harnessing the experience and knowledge needed to be a successful sports therapist.

We offer a range of core modules, and if you study full-time, you'll be able to pick from a selection of option modules as well. Our course links together the extensive expertise from a range of sport and health academics and is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists.

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

University of Gloucestershire
First accredited: 01/09/11 *

MSc Sports Therapy
As a Sports Therapist, you will require a unique skill set which serves to prevent, diagnose and rehabilitate sports-related injuries in the clinical or sporting environment.

Upon graduation from the MSc, the Sports Therapist is able to deliver:

- screening for injury prevention
- taping and strapping
- sports massage and other soft tissue manual therapies
- sports trauma management and pitch side first aid
- examination and assessment of injuries that lead to a diagnosis or onward referral
- treatment of the injury which may involve electrotherapy and manual therapy including joint mobilisations
- rehabilitation that returns a player to full sports participation and sports conditioning.

Sports Therapy relies heavily on an underpinning and awareness of Sport and Exercise Science disciplines such as physiology and biomechanics, which is why this MSc is open to all Sport and Exercise Science graduates.

Upon completion of the MSc, graduates will be eligible to apply for 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. 

Birmingham City University - MSc
First accredited: *

Starting January 2019

MSc Sport Therapy 
The aim of the course 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.  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.

This course is a conversion Masters programme aimed at students who have studied to degree level programmes such as Sports and Exercise Science; Sports Science; or related programmes. Work experience is an integral part of the programme.

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

*Subject to validation and accreditation - Course commences September 2017

University of Lincoln MSc Sports Therapy
First accredited: 01/04/16 *

MSc Sports Therapy
Our MSc Sports Therapy aims to prepare students to apply sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. The course is designed to develop skills in pitch side first aid and trauma management, clinical injury assessment and competency in planning and implementing appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes for a range of sport and exercise related injuries.

As a graduate you will already have a good foundation of knowledge within different facets of sport and exercise science allowing you to focus on the development of key essential practical skills relating to manual and therapeutic modalities. The course will allow you to gain placement experience within a sports therapy setting and upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for full membership of the Society of Sports Therapists.

MSci Sports Therapy
First accredited: 01/09/16 *

MSci Sports Therapy

This dynamic 4-year integrated-Masters course develops graduates with professional clinical skills and musculoskeletal expertise specifically aimed to prepare them for employment in a Sport and Exercise environment working with injured athletes. You will study a combination of Sports Therapy and Sport Exercise Science modules, which will include acute sports trauma management, innovative examination and assessment techniques, therapeutic exercise prescription, injury prevention, return to or monitoring of sports specific fitness, manual therapy (including manipulative) techniques, electrotherapy, exercise physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The use of evidence and research to justify decision-making in professional practice will underpin all your learning strategies within this programme. For the full duration of your final year of this programme you will undertake clinical practice at a professional sporting club or organisation for a complete season/performance cycle. The programme has excellent links with professional sporting clubs and organisations. This hands-on practical course is delivered in state-of-the-art facilities by internationally renowned research and clinically active staff. On completion of the programme you will be eligible for full membership of ‘The Society of Sports Therapists’.

MSci Sports Therapy (Equestrian)
First accredited: *

MSci Sports Therapy (Equestrian)


This course is the first of its kind in the UK. It provides a fantastic opportunity to graduate as an accredited sports therapist with the Society of Sports Therapists, specialising in the equestrian athlete.

The course focuses on the treatment of injuries in equestrian athletes, as well as mainstream sports. Hartpury College offers a unique specialist sports and equine campus. You will learn about the demands of the rider in different disciplines, gaining knowledge on equitation and the relationship between horse and rider. You will also develop an understanding of injury diagnosis, assessment, treatment, first aid, prevention and rehabilitation. 

You will gain experience in our Centre for Rider Performance, which includes the most advanced riding simulator in the world, and develop your practical skills in our therapy suites and rehabilitation gyms.

At Hartpury College, you will have the opportunity to work with our Elite Sports Academy athletes. You will complete a placement in the equestrian field as part of the course, which could include at gaining experience working at Hartpury’s international equine events or at an eventing or racing yard. Hartpury College focusses on employability and practical experience throughout the degree programme, An optional sandwich year is also part of the programme. 

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