Welcome to MSc Sports Therapy
Sports Injury Clinic
The University operates a Sports Injury Clinic. Students on this Master’s degree can work with University sports teams and athletes, as well as staff and students in the clinic. This offers the opportunity to work with patients and develop skills in assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries as well as developing all aspects of communication.
Community and Industry Links
The School of Sport and Exercise Science consists of a vibrant community of staff and students. Those on the MSc Sports Therapy course will undertake certain modules alongside those on the MSc Sports Science course.
The School has a number of connections with sports clubs such as Lincoln City FC, Nottingham Rugby, Lincoln Rugby Football Club, and Gainsborough Trinity FC.
The course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. Students will be enrolled as Student Membership of The Society of Sports Therapists and on graduation will be eligible to apply for full membership. Some of the benefits include the opportunity to access publications, attend courses, legal and professional advice, and professional insurance.
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Field trips can enable students to learn from industry professionals and deepen their knowledge. Students may have the chance to take part in field trips during the course. In 2019, students visited St George’s Park to experience the hydrotherapy suites and see the facilities that elite athletes can access for rehabilitation needs. This trip was paid for by the School. A visit to Grantham and District Hospital also gave students the chance to attend outpatient musculoskeletal clinics staffed by orthopaedic consultants and gain experience in a clinical environment.
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
The School is currently undertaking research in a number of areas at national and international levels. The research is organised under the remit of our five research groupings:
- Biofeedback in Sport Group (BIO)
- Health Advancement Research Team (HART)
- Mental Toughness Research Group (MTOUGH)
- Physiology of Exercise and Sport Performance (PESP)
- Youth Sport Research Group (YSR)
A major focus of research activity lies in developing local, national, and international partnerships to design and deliver projects that are beneficial to service users and which influence policy, practice, and procedures. Areas for particular emphasis include sport science, coaching practice, and exercise and health development.
For more information, please visit the School’s research pages.
There is a high practical component within the programme and students will have the chance to build a 200 hour clinical placement portfolio. This may include working within the sports injury clinic, pitch side cover, local professional and amateur teams, and in the community at sporting events both locally and across the country. Students also have the opportunity to engage with local, regional, and national organisations.
Upon entry to the programme, students will be registered as a student member of The Society of Sports Therapists. Through this, they will be eligible for the limited medical malpractice and public liability insurance required to allow them to undertake their 200 hours of supervised sports therapy practice during their studies.
On successful completion of the course, graduates may be eligible for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists.
Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and living costs for sessions held off-campus. In 2019, this included working with local professional or amateur teams and attending outpatient clinics.
There is a high practical component within the programme and students will have the chance to build a 200 hour clinical placement portfolio. This may include working within the Sports Injury Clinic, pitch side cover, local professional, and amateur teams, and in the community at sporting events both locally and across the country. Students will be expected to contribute to this process by obtaining placements local to them in semester three with assistance from the staff.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Interviews and Applicant Days
Successful applicants will be invited to an interview. The interview can be held by Skype or telephone if requested and consists of an informal discussion about the programme and a chance to discuss relevant experience applicants may have, such as work experience or volunteering. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet lecturers and look around the facilities at the University, including the Sports Centre and Human Performance Centre.
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Sport and Exercise Science
MSc by Research is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport and exercise science.
With an emphasis on applied theory, practical work, and community engagement, students can gain a multidisciplinary understanding of sport science.
The School offers a wide range of research degree opportunities across various disciplines within sport and exercise science and sports studies.