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BSc Hons Sports Therapy - Part Time

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

The BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU) is one of the first such degrees in the UK. In Ireland the demand for skilled, highly trained Sports Therapists is at an all time high. Knowledge and understanding of Sports Therapy is developed through an integrated programme of teacher-led lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory based practical sessions, and through the guided use of student centred learning activities such as problem solving exercises, case studies, directed reading and e-learning. Year 1 provides a solid foundation of general subjects underpinning Sports Therapy including anatomy, human physiology and sports science. In-depth studies of the Sports Therapy examination and assessment protocol and rehabilitation and are the focus of Year 2 and during the years 3 and 4 emphasis is placed on advanced and applied aspects of Sports Therapy including manual therapy, electrotherapy, placement work, related theory, clinical reasoning skills and business developments in sport.

Course Structure

Part time over 4 years. The programme is delivered over 30 weeks per year, 2 evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursday) and 10 Saturdays over the 30 week duration.  (This course can also be studied full time over 3 years)
Once students have completed year 1 they then have the option to complete year 2, 3 and 4 of Sports Therapy or they can change to complete year 2, 3 and 4 of Sports Science and Physical Education.

Qualifications Gained

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU)

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application.

Career Opportunities and Progression

Successful completion of this course offers career opportunities as a Sports Therapist working with teams, in a clinic or as a self-employed practitioner.  The programme is also excellent preparation for further research or study.

Course Content Modules

(the list of below modules will be studied over the 4 years, 90 credits completed each academic year)

Year 1

Essential Principles in Sports Science (30 credits)

Sports Anatomy and Physiology (30 credits)

Practical Sport Experience (30 credits)

Year 2

Sports Science Research and Application (30 credits)

Sports Physiology (30 credits)

Sports Rehabilitation (30 credits)

Year 3

Sports Therapy (30 credits)

Sports Science Research and Methods (15 credits)

Biomechanics of Human Movement (15 credits)

Advanced Sport Therapy (30 Credits)

Year 4

Business Development in Sport (15 credits)

Sport Science and Therapy Dissertation (30 credits)

Work Placement and Electrotherapy (30 credits)

Biomedical Implication of Exercise (15 credits)

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