Sport and Exercise Therapy - BSc (Hons)

You’ll also gain an understanding of the range of populations you may be working with (e.g. young, older, minority groups etc). You’ll additionally develop an in-depth understanding of exercise physiology, giving you an additional skill set to take forward into your career. No two days are ever the same.

Course details

We’re proud to be ranked fourth in the country for sports science courses in the Guardian League Table 2023.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

You’re likely to find yourself working pitch-side, dealing with a range of emergencies, behind the scenes, helping athletes recover from injury and also advising on how to train for optimum performance.

But there are opportunities outside of professional sport too. Our course recognises broader concerns about low levels of physical activity, leading to poor health and an increased susceptibility to injury. We are all living longer, and with that, we need professionals to help support an increasing range of ages and not always working in the sports environment. There is an emerging and urgent need for qualified healthcare professionals to work with different groups or individuals in rehabilitation and exercise referral. This means you, as a sport therapist, will be busy when you graduate!


Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Psychology, Physical Education, Sports Studies or a Science subject.

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be required prior to commencing your course.


While you’re studying at ARU, we’ll encourage you to make connections with industry. We have links with a range of sporting organisations, such as:

  • Living Sport (Cambridge and Peterborough Sports Development)
  • Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  • British Paralympic Association
  • Local sports clubs
  • British Cycling
  • England & Wales Cricket Board


We’ll assess your work in a number of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. Expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, computer-based exams, a trading simulation portfolio, and group or individual reports. You’ll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system, Canvas.

  • Multidisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science 1
  • Foundation Skills in Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • Anatomy and Joint Assessment for Sports Therapists
  • Multidisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science 2
  • Physiological Profiling for Strength and Power
  • Functional Rehabilitation – SST
  • Applied Sports Therapy
  • Applied Research Skills
  • Physiological Profiling for Endurance
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Professional Development – Level 5
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Rehabilitation for Performance – SST
  • Contemporary Issues for Sport and Exercise Therapy Practice
  • Professional Practice in Sport Therapy
  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning