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Sports Therapy (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


The sports therapy course will equip you with the skills required to help prevent injury and rehabilitate clients back to full fitness. The second year of the course focuses on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions arising from sporting activity.

You'll also get the opportunity to work in our sports injury clinic, developing skills in clinical assessment, devising treatment plans and providing physical therapies. You may also be involved in pre and post match and touchline support for sporting events.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Sports Therapy OR
  • First year HND Sports Therapy.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Clinical Assessment.
  • Functional Anatomy 2.
  • Taping Techniques.
  • Electrotherapy.
  • Plan and Deliver Exercise Rehabilitation.
  • Biomechanics and Movement Patterns.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as a sports therapist working freelance, in sports clubs, or as part of a government health initiative.

Continuing Study

You can progress on to first, second, or third year of:

  • BSC (Hon) Sports Therapy in the Community at Teeside University.
  • Physiotherapy Studies at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Sports Therapy at Worcester University.
  • Strengthening and Conditioning at the University of Abertay.
  • Sports Therapy at Edgehill University.
  • BSC Sports & Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Sports Therapy at Coventry University.
  • BA in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome