This BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy (Top-Up) aims to prepare learners for a sports therapist career, by developing practitioners who can work autonomously and use critical reflection to draw upon experiences and knowledge to facilitate the performance of effective practice.
The programme is designed to enable students who have already completed sub-degree (eg. HND or Foundation Degree) within this subject area to continue their studies on to Honours Degree level.
Typical Course Structure
- Research Proposal
- Application of Advanced Sports Therapy Skills
- Athlete Support through Sports Science
- Injury Rehabilitation
Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course. Full-time, one year. Course contact hours are to be confirmed.
It is expected that students complete between 10 and 12 hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme. Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete voluntary or work experience hours outside of these times.
Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
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How to Apply
This course is validated by the Bishop Grosseteste University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.
A minimum of 120 credits from:
- A Level 5 award (e.g. Foundation degree/HND) in a related discipline, comprised of 240 credits, with a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5. For external applications, relevant vocational sports therapy qualifications will be required.
- GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
- GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs
EU and International Applicants
ENIC confirmed equivalent of 120 Credits from Level 5 in a related discipline
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
Other Entry Requirements
Applicants will need to undertake a DBS criminal record check to study on this programme. This can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. Learn more about the DBS Check.
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Written assignment, including essay
- Practical skills assessment
- Oral assessment and presentation
Graduates of this programme may source employment within the following: local, regional and national sports teams or health and fitness centres as sports massage therapists, current sports therapy clinics, with professional athletes and/or teams, sports therapy teacher to education aspiring students. Graduates could also become self-employed or continue their studies at postgraduate level.
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £8,500
- International Students - £9,500
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
- Sports kit - £130 (compulsory)
- DBS check - £47.80 (compulsory)
- Additional coaching courses (optional) - varying costs
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.
Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Start Date:September 2023
UCAS Course Code:C6TU
UCAS Institution Code:L42