Sports Therapy (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s designed to help you enter an undergraduate degree in sports therapy if you don’t hold the necessary requirements or traditional qualifications to begin the standard three-year course. We’ll introduce you to the field of sports therapy and explore how it relates to physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching.

Course details

On our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course, you’ll gain an excellent understanding of how sports therapists assess, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries in order to help increase performance or prevent injury. A particular feature of the course is that you’ll also get hands-on experience through our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to the public for consultation and treatment.
  • 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

During your foundation year the focus will be on providing you with the study skills and fundamental scientific knowledge that will help you prepare for the subsequent three years of your studies. You’ll receive excellent support from tutors and services at the University, which will help you to succeed academically and prepare you for a career after graduation.

The foundation year will be shared with students from other specialisms within the School of Human Sciences, which will present the perfect opportunity to meet other students and learn about other scientific disciplines.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma) but may not have achieved the appropriate grades to immediately join a BSc programme

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

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.

  • Biology (core, 30 credits)
  • Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
  • Foundation Year Project (Sports) (core, 15 credits)
  • Foundations of Sports Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
  • 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)