The Physiotherapy team offers two routes for physiotherapy pre-registration training - the three-year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and the accelerated two-year MSc Physiotherapy. The courses are validated and approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health & Care Professions Council.
The team has specialist clinical experience across the breadth of physiotherapy and includes national and international tutors of the McKenzie Method and Bobath concept, a University-wide teaching fellow, and Fellows and Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Both courses gain excellent feedback from clinicians and employers. The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course has gained 100% ratings in the National Student Survey over several years.
As part of the masters course, a student-led research conference is staged at the end of the course and features presentations to students, staff and external guests. Previous keynote speakers have included Karen Middleton, chief executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Staff members also lead the University’s Rehabilitation Science Research Group, which produces empirical research and presents peer-reviewed journal papers to national and international audiences.
In June 2017 we held an event to celebrate 75 years of Physiotherapy education at Leeds Beckett. Students from our School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering kindly captured the event on video, which can be viewed below.