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If you wish to study this course you must apply through UCAS. UCAS code: C630. Institution code Y70.

Click here to view York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.

The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme will enable you to top-up your Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy to a full BSc (Hons). It is ideal for students who wish to move into this ever-growing industry or progress on to post-graduate level study. You will focus on the more advanced skills of a Sports Therapist and gain an opportunity to practice these skills in applied environments, giving you an exciting and challenging combination of academic and practical skills development. The programme is aligned with the core competencies of the Society of Sports Therapists and meets all of the required capabilities for accredited membership status, ensuring that graduates are well prepared for working life in the sports industry. As this course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, they also offer free membership and insurance throughout the duration of your studies.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry: Foundation Degree (FD) Sports Therapy or equivalent level 5 qualification in a relevant subject.

Non-standard entry: Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

Duration and Attendance

Full-time: 1 year

For part-time study enquiries, please contact the college directly.


September 2019

Programme Content

The programme provides a quality learning experience delivered by our dedicated and experienced staff, who have extensive experience in sports therapy. The tutors are active within the sports therapy and strength and conditioning fields, where they’ve developed excellent connections with local sports clubs, to help enhance the learning experience and ensure they offer a vocationally relevant programme.

The College has established excellent links with local organisations, which will enable you to practice your skills in real environments and build your own relationships and contacts. This also includes the opportunity for you to gain essential practical experience, providing a pitch side sports therapy service for the Sports Development Centre teams at York College, as well as running the Sports Injury Clinic. The Course is also flexible, as you can gain relevant vocational qualifications in your specialised area of interest, alongside the main academic programme, getting the support you need for a variety of career specialisms. Special features of the programme include Spinal Assessment and Mobilisation, Strength and Conditioning and a range of field-based and clinical-based settings to enhance your work-related learning experience.

Course themes include:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Spinal assessment and mobilisation
  • Professional practice and development
  • Acute trauma management
  • Dissertation

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be continuous via a wide range of methods including practical exams, instructional videos, projects, presentations, and dissertation reports. Some of the additional vocational qualifications, which are optional, may also require the submission of portfolio evidence and the completion of externally set and marked exams.


Upon successful completion of the BSc in Sports Therapy, students can become a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, giving them their licence to practice as a qualified Sports Therapist. Past students have gone onto Private Companies providing Sports Massage and Injury Treatment, Professional Sports Clubs, The NHS in Rehabilitation, Personal Trainer/Sports Masseur roles, further study such as MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Strength and Conditioning, professional sports clubs including the Sydney Rugby League team and Multiple Sclerosis centres.

Course Fees

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Full time £6165 £7200
Part time £3080 £3600

*International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425.

Additional course costs will include purchasing kit for practical work on certain modules, registration fees for optional additional qualifications, and essential texts to support learning. 

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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Student Destinations

  • Sports massage and injury treatment with private companies
  • Work with professional sports clubs such as York City FC
  • Rehabilitation work within The NHS
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Masseur
  • MSc Physiotherapy (further study)
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning (further study)
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