University of Gloucestershire: Sports Therapy

InstitutionUniversity of Gloucestershire
Department School of Sport and Exercise
Study type Taught


This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and will prepare you for a rewarding career in an exciting and emerging profession.

The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. You will develop the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sports participation, as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or referral.

All learning is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience. The motivated teaching staff are well connected to the sports industry, with experience of working as professional sports therapists and within elite sports settings. The university has a strong reputation for the sporting achievements of its students and alumni; as a member of this dynamic community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies.


The mission of the MSc Sports Therapy Course is to create a community to nurture the development of knowledge and clinical practice through a student-centered, evidence-based approach to the education of allied healthcare professionals. The course will develop proficient and compassionate professionals who will promote health-related outcomes in a diverse population through patient-centered care.


  • Manual Therapy for the Spine - mobilisations and soft tissue techniques

  • Manual Therapy - mobilisations and soft tissue techniques for peripheral joints

  • Advanced Skills in Sports Therapy - includes hydrotherapy, screening and pre-habilitation, travelling with teams and case study analysis

  • Sports Therapy 1 - examination and assessment of peripheral joints, anatomy and injuries.

For more information and to apply for the Sports Therapy course, please visit the course page at


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