MSc Sport and Exercise Therapy

Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or running your own sports therapy business.

This pre-registration MSc is designed to provide sports scientists and relevant degree holders with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified sports therapist.

You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your knowledge.

You will have the opportunity to apply your learning and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University's sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences.

Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society.

University Sport

At our University we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Our course team includes tutors who engage with elite Olympic and professional athletes, international sports teams as well as local and University teams. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work across the expertise of two of our University's faculties and maximise the specialist facilities available for both therapy and sport. You can study flexibly over one or two years, and our placement opportunities offer a wide variety of different experiences, with links to one national professional sports teams, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Find out more about the research we conduct:

Musculoskeletal Health Research Group

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of rehabilitation sciences.

Why study Sport and exercise therapy at Leeds Beckett University

 

  • Professionally accredited course
  • Specialist facilities
  • Fantastic placement opportunities
  • Close affiliation with range of sports clubs, organisations and private practice

The entrance Carnegie School of Sport building and outdoor seating area on Headingley Campus

Studying a degree at Leeds Beckett puts you in very good company – we have alumni in more than 140 countries around the world. 

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Core modules:

  • Anatomical, assessment and examination
  • Skills and practice for Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • Sports trauma management
  • Sports injury management and rehabilitation
  • Clinical decision making in sport 
  • Research in practice
  • Placements within Sport and Exercise Therapy contexts 

Option modules:

  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Clinical exercise testing and prescription
  • Clinical decision making in sport 
  • Physiology of sports performance
  • Placements within Sport and Exercise Therapy contexts

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