Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sports Physiotherapy MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Bath
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Sports Physiotherapy MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
MSc/PGDip/PGCert Distance Learning Part Time
Qualifications and durations
This is a distance-learning programme.
Some units can be taken independently as part of our Continuing Professional Development programme.
This world-class course is for physiotherapists seeking a specialist qualification in sports physiotherapy, compliant with international standards of practice. You will develop a problem-solving and clinically reasoned approach to sports physiotherapy, athlete management and performance enhancement.
The blended learning environment combines distance learning with face-to-face teaching and clinical skills practice. You will experience an innovative blend of knowledge-based, activity-based and experiential learning.
The face-to-face induction event and residential teaching weeks in the first and second years of the programme will enable you to meet and work together with other students on real-work problems, and engage in debate with practitioners from a variety of contexts.
This is a flexible programme. Our students typically study over three and a half years, however there is opportunity to complete units in up to five years.
Residential teaching events take place at the University and you will be expected to attend the following:
The programme is made up of the following compulsory units:
Year one (Certificate)
Year two (Diploma)
Year three (MSc)
Learning and teaching
The majority of the content of the programme is delivered online to allow you to engage in flexible study alongside your clinical practice. To complement the online teaching there is a face-to-face induction event at the University and residential teaching weeks. Reflective, practice-based elements are provided through professional experiential learning and online virtual workshops.
Our Sports Physiotherapy teaching team have a wealth of professional experience, which has enabled them to develop a high level of expertise and work with an impressive range of clients. Our tutors have worked in the EIS, NHS and private practice in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA and the UK and at a wide range of events for different sporting disciplines. Examples include the Beijing Olympics, Commonwealth games, Paralympic World Cup and World University Games.
Methods of assessment
Each unit is individually assessed and may involve a mixture of written assignments, case studies, presentations and reflective discussion reports. Sports Physiotherapy in Practice 1 and 2 involve assessment of a portfolio of evidence relating to practice. There is a clinical exam during Phase 2, which takes place during the residential event at the University.
The MSc requires successful completion of an innovative research project and dissertation, including dissemination of findings to a target audience.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
If you have studied, but not completed or received an award, for postgraduate units from another institution, you may be eligible to transfer credit for this prior learning.
Depending on the programme of study, you can gain APL for up to 50% of the total credits required (this credit must have been obtained within the previous five years).
Claims for APL will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further details.
You must provide evidence of the following in your application:
A consideration for entry will be your ability to obtain practice experience in sports physiotherapy. We strongly advise that you arrange this before applying, and detail this in the supporting statement on the application form.
International students will need to be in a position to fulfil sports physiotherapy practice and experiential requirements in their own country.
English Language requirements
Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.
If you wish to improve your English proficiency before commencing your studies, pre-sessional language training can be arranged through the English Language Centre.
The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School provides guidance on potential sources of funding (studentships and scholarships) for postgraduate students: http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/funding/taught-funding/