MPhysiotherapy - Sport and Exercise Medicine
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Health Studies
This new four-year programme is designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and skills specifically relevant to sport and exercise settings, as well as more traditional physiotherapy environments.
Graduates gain a professional Master's qualification in physiotherapy, opening up a range of career opportunities as a physiotherapist in the sport, exercise and health and wellbeing sectors. It also provides foundation for further research study.
MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine contains all the modules from the University’s highly regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. This curriculum is extended with additional sport and exercise specific modules, a recognised sport first aid qualification and enhanced research - enhancing your prospects of working in a sports specific environment.
You will undertake a range of placements in professional and amateur sport settings, including the University's Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic, as well other physiotherapy settings.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory body for Allied Health Professionals.
We have an outstanding international reputation for physiotherapy at Bradford. Our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy was ranked 3rd in the UK in the Complete University Guide for 2017, and was given 91% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.
Our students have the opportunity to participate in supervised clinics where they can practise the skills they have learnt with patient groups. We have a student-led Physiotherapy and Sport Injury Clinic, which deals primarily with musculoskeletal conditions. We also have an educational Neurological Physiotherapy Clinic, providing a unique opportunity for students.
Students go on to develop their skills and practical experience through practice placements. We have a well-established network of placements providers, with whom our students get hands-on practical experience.
Physiotherapy students at Bradford have access to three well-equipped practical rooms which mirror the facilities available in clinical settings across the country, as well as a movement lab with sprung floor and research area.
This new programme has a clear focus on maximising your skills and employability as a Physiotherapist with a Sport and Exercise specialism.
Our existing BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme is ranked 3rd in the country for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2017.
Typical offer: AAB / 136 UCAS points
New UCAS tariff
We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.
The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.
All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.
Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).
Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).
BTEC Extended Diploma:
DDD in a relevant Health, Science or Sport subject. Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma applicants will require a minimum of one Biology unit at Distinction.
Applicants on Access Programmes:
136 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science — at least 12 credits in Biology must be at minimum grade Distinction.
Those applying with an Access course are only required to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above. Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics are acceptable in place of GCSE English and Mathematics.
Additional entry requirements:
Seven GCSEs with a minimum grade C or grade 4 to include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology, Physical Education or Combined Science. Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics are acceptable in place of GCSE English and Mathematics.
English language requirements:
Minimum IELTS 6.5 with no subtest less than 6.0.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
|Developing and Promoting Health and Well Being||core|
|Neuromusculoskeletal – peripheral||core|
|Soft Tissue and Exercise Principals||core|
|Cardiovascular and Respiratory Practice||core|
|Evidencing Rehabilitation in Sport and Health||core|
|People Populations and Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice||core|
|Work based Learning 1 (Level 5)||core|
|Evidence Based Practice||core|
|Research Methods in Health and Sport||core|
|Sport Trauma Management||core|
|Work based Learning 2 (Level 6)||core|
|Employability and Professional Development||core|
|Enhancing Sport Performance||core|
|Evaluating Service Delivery||option|
|Systematic Literature Review||option|
Learning activities and assessment
Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional physiotherapists, supported by experts from a number of different clinical areas at the Faculty of Health Studies. You will be taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials and in small groups.
Modules are assessed using a range of different methods, including written examinations, practical assessments, poster presentations and case studies. The assessment of clinical practice largely takes place in the clinical environment by clinical staff and university tutors.
There are 1000 hours of professional placement built into the programme, meeting HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) requirements.
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Although this programme is new for 2017, 100% of our 2015 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
The average starting salary for our 2015 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy graduates was £21,542.
The Faculty of Health Studies has a dedicated student support office. The Hub, based in our main Richmond Building, can also provide advice on course fees and maintenance grants/loans from the Student Loans Company.
As a student at the Faculty of Health Studies, you are also able to access the University’s other student support facilities, including the Academic Skills Advice Service, the Counselling Service and the Disability Service.
There is a growing research base within the Faculty of Health Studies. Many of those who will teach on the programme are research active, publishing and presenting internationally.
There are opportunities for students to engage with this research. The research modules are specifically designed for students to work alongside academic staff to develop vocationally relevant research that has the potential to influence and develop practice in the field, and places students at the forefront of knowledge discovery.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home/EU: £9,250*
- International: £17,560
From 1 August 2017, new students in England on nursing, midwifery and most allied health professional pre-registration courses, will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs.
Please see this useful fact sheet from the Council of Deans of Health for more information (PDF).
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