Sports Therapy - BSc (Hons)
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
Our BSc (Hons) degree programme in Sports Therapy is for those students with a strong interest in this fast-growing profession. The Centre for Sports Studies recently opened new sports injury clinics and laboratories in an € 11 million development . This houses some of the latest therapy equipment, providing you with the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and interventions. It also provides students with the opportunity to work in a sports injury clinic set within a regional centre of sporting excellence and busy local sports centre.
We have also recently revised our degree programme to ensure its position as the leading course in Hungary. Graduates from the degree programme may soon be able to achieve state registration with the Health Professions Council. You will learn to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries as well as compile exercise and training programmes for different population groups, ranging from elite athletes to ageing adults with chronic disease. The degree programme also covers topics such as massage, rehabilitation techniques, client examination and assessment, therapeutic mobilisations, sports psychology and nutrition.
Sports therapy is one of the fastest-growing careers in the sport and exercise sector. The campus has facilities specifically designed for Sports Therapy teaching, such as a new rehabilitation gym, teaching clinic and sports science laboratories. The Centre for Sports Studies provides a first-rate experience in a friendly and rapidly growing department. The Centre encourages a range of teaching methods, including traditional lectures and more innovative approaches, such as problem-based learning scenarios. We also run sports injury clinics to allow you to gain first-hand experience of working as a sports therapist with clients.
- Anatomy and Biomechanics - 30 credits
- Human Physiology - 15 credits
- Massage - 15 credits
- Principles of Training and Fitness - 15 credits
- Sports Nutrition- 30 credits
- Clinical Practice - 15 credits
- Exercise for Special Populations - 15 credits
- Rehabilitation - 45 credits
- Soft Tissue Techniques - 30 credits
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition - 30 credits
- Sport and Exercise Promotion - 30 credits
- Sport and Exercise Psychology - 30 credits
- Sports Injuries - 30 credits
- Strength and Conditioning - 30 credits
- Therapeutic Mobilisations- 30 credits
The programme involves taking part in practical therapy sessions, clinical practice, designing training, small group seminars and private study. You will be taught by a combination of lectures, practical sessions and seminars each week. You will also spend additional time developing your clinical skills and experience through placements and in the student clinic.
The methods of assessment vary and can include coursework, observed assessment, practical tests, clinical assessments and written examinations.
After your studies
Graduates can immediately embark on a career as an accredited Graduate Sports Therapist. Sports Therapists can be employed or self-employed in, for example, a sports injury clinic, a sports club, National Institute of Sport, or with a professional team; other relevant job opportunities may be found in the NHS in physical activity or health promotion, health and fitness clubs, sports development within local authorities, with national governing bodies of sport; or teaching/lecturing in a sport/ exercise-related field.