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Sports Therapy: Foundation Degree (teach-out phase)

Course information

Course Summary

Course is no longer recruiting and is in a teach-out phase.

Course Code:N6700
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 5
Awarded by:Kingston University
Course Length

This course is no longer recruiting

Two years full time, 2 days a week. Details of the course timetable will be available at induction.

Course Detail

The full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy at Nescot College is a two-year course, following the guidelines of the Society of Sports Therapists to address the sport and fitness industry’s demand for professional treatment and rehabilitation of injured participants.

Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

You can download a programme specification here

With an increasing emphasis on ‘Sport for All’ and an escalating participation at all levels, it has become essential to have qualified professionals in the treatment of sporting injuries.

An important element to the qualification is the work experience done in the Nescot Sports Therapy Clinic and other local clinics and practices, to complement theoretical constructs and themes.

Modules studied:

Year 1:
Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition
Sports Massage and Advanced Remedial Techniques
Corrective Exercise

Year 2:
Clinical Assessment
Treatment Modalities and Rehabilitation
Client Psychology and Pathology
Clinical Research Practice

The modules are assessed using a variety of methods which include case studies, presentations, practical assessments and exams. The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

Students are encouraged to be ‘active’ and ‘involved’ in their learning so practical activities are especially important in helping students embed and contextualise theory. The teaching team engage in circular learning to allow students to re-visit and retain important knowledge, as well as apply new clinical assessments and practices to existing knowledge. The significance of the role of Information Learning Technology (ILT) is recognised and practiced in teaching and learning practices, as well as assessment. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on formative assessment to support and develop students’ knowledge and skills related to sports therapy, prior to module summative assessments.

A detailed Programme Specification can be viewed by clicking here.

Course Fees

Fees for 2020/21 Entry

Annual Fees: £7,400*

* Exam fees included as well as cost for trips, specialist clothing, DBS and insurance.

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

Please note: Fees are for 2019/20 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

From A levels: 80 UCAS Tariff points usually in P.E. / Biology based subjects

BTEC:80 UCAS Tariff points in Sport/ Science based subjects

Access Diploma:Pass with 60 credits

Plus: 5 GSCE’s at Grade C or above inclusive of English, Maths and Science

Mature students lacking the above qualifications, but with significant and appropriate industry experience may apply, and qualification will be assessed by interview and portfolio of evidence.

A range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer will be considered. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Normally a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in any component, or equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.

Students will be required to produce a valid Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) before the commencement of the course to indicate they are able to work with members of the public.

Your Next Steps

In order to practice as a Sports Therapist a BSc in Sports Therapy must be obtained. Students leaving the course can progress to do a top-up BSc at Nescot. Students can also commence employment as Sports Therapists on the completion of the Foundation Degree by attaining a minimum standard of professional development hours as specified by the Society of Sports Therapists.

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Last updated - 17/09/19