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BSc (Hons) inSport and Exercise Therapy

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This highly practical three-year Sport and Exercise Therapy degree course is validated by Loughborough University and provides students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge and practical skills required to assess, manage and treat injuries in a sport and exercise setting. You will learn the essential clinical skills needed in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants. This course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists and graduates will have the opportunity to become an accredited member of the society by demonstrating professionally recognised standards of knowledge and competence during their studies.
Awarded by:Loughborough University
Accredited by:Society of Sports Therapists logo

Society of Sports Therapists

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

3 Years

UCAS Code:


College Code:



The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Therapy has been designed to meet the following programme aims:

  • To develop comprehensive knowledge of Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • To develop an analytical, critical and reflective approach to Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • To promote an understanding of the multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • To enhance students employability and career preparation by establishing the practical skills, techniques, and methods required by Sport and Exercise Therapy practitioners
  • To promote good practice as a Sport and Exercise Therapist in clinical, laboratory and field based settings
  • To have an understanding of professional behaviour, knowledge of practical problems, awareness of health and safety, and duty of care towards clients
  • To establish an understanding of the roles of related practitioners and regulatory organisations, including the Society of Sports Therapists


Year 1:

  • Research & Academic Skills
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Foundations of Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sports Massage
  • Introduction to Exercise Therapy
  • Introduction to Sports Therapy

Year 2:

  • Research Methods
  • Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Trauma
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Science for Sport and Exercise Therapists

Year 3:

  • Research Project
  • Clinical Placement
  • Advanced Manual Therapy
  • Strength & Conditioning Training

Optional Year 3 Modules:

  • Advanced Topics in Exercise & Health Physiology
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Advanced Topics in Physical Activity & Health Promotion
  • Advanced Topics in Sports Biomechanics and Performance Physiology


112 points UCAS points

GCSEs or equivalent in English Language and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

If you are aged 21 or over at the the start of the course and find you do not meet the entry requirements, we urge you to still apply. In such cases, the curriculum team will need to be satisfied that you are adequately prepared to undertake a programme of study. As a mature student your relevant academic, professional and life experiences detailed in your application will be considered when we assess your application.


Students are provided with the skills, knowledge and expertise to work as a self-employed Sports Therapist. Students are also well versed in the latest developments within the field of Sports Science, which prepares them to work within elite sport and the health and fitness industry. There are also routes on to postgraduate study in Sports Therapy and Sports Science related disciplines.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £8,950
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the sports department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt, you will be responsible for resit fees at a cost of £40 per module.
  • Field trips are available throughout your programme. Whilst these are not compulsory to complete the degree programme, where a field trip is present costs are normally covered but you are expected to make a contribution towards food, which varies depending on duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of additional visits/ workshops/ qualifications for which students are not usually asked for payment. A refundable deposit may be required which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted, however you will need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and a poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.
  • You are required to purchase departmental kit for practical activities associated with your course (e.g. coaching, lab sessions, fitness testing). The price will be around £30-£100 depending on items ordered.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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