Sports Therapy - BSc (Hons)

This was the world’s first Sports Therapy degree course and was developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists. You’ll learn to recognise, treat and rehabilitate athletes with injuries or dysfunction. Our University’s fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to members of the public for consultation and treatment, gives you hands-on experience to complement the scientific learning.

Course details

This course, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), will help you gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to go on to a career in sports therapy. You’ll learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate athletes with sports injuries or dysfunction, and will gain a broad scientific background.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Your first year will provide a solid foundation of general subjects underpinning sports therapy and sport and exercise science, including; anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, research and the application of sports principles. In-depth studies of sports injuries, manual therapy techniques, applied sports biomechanics, and physiology are the focus of the second year of the programme. By the third year, you’ll see that emphasis is placed on advanced and applied aspects of treating and managing sports injuries. Students will be using facilities provided within the University’s Science Centre, which includes state-of-the-art physiology laboratories, therapy treatment rooms, and an expansive sports hall.

As well as developing your understanding of the management of sports injuries, you’ll also gain clinical competence thanks to a combination of practical classes and work-based learning. You can gain experience in our on-site clinic, which offers treatment to members of the public, as well as through placements with our extensive network of industry contacts.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 104 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

Working with the London Met Clinic was one of the highlights of my work experience during the therapy course! […] I’m very grateful to Karl Grainger, who supervised me across both my undergraduate and master’s research projects. His enthusiasm for and dedication to teaching is one of the main reasons I committed to the master’s at London Met.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Human Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)
  • Physiological Principles of Training (core, 15 credits)
  • Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Trauma Management and Soft Tissue Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Peripheral Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Rehabilitation: Early and Intermediate (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Rehabilitation: Late and Pre-Discharge (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement (option, 15 credits)
  • Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (option, 15 credits
  • Business Developments in Sport (core, 15 credits)
  • Electrotherapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Spinal Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Sports Therapy Work Placement (core, 30 credits)
  • Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits)
  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (option, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (option, 15 credits)