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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

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Full-time

3 years

Part-time

6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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View

UCAS Code

C630

Course Code

SESSTHUB

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Full-time

3 years

Part-time

6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

C630

Course Code

SESSTHUB

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

Sports therapy is a dynamic field and therapists are a crucial part of medical teams at many sports clubs, working alongside physios, sports medicine doctors, and sports scientists.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy at Lincoln provides an academic degree alongside a vocational qualification, offering students the chance to develop the skills needed to work within the sports therapy industry.

The course gives students the opportunity to apply sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. As well as focusing on the theory and practice of sports therapy, students have the chance to develop their understanding of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, and health-related fitness.

The degree has been developed in response to the increasing role that sports therapy can play in improving health. Upon successful completion, students should be able to assess athletes with a wide variety of sports injuries, understand the application of sports therapy treatments, and implement rehabilitation and injury prevention programmes.

The course has been developed in collaboration with The Society of Sports Therapists, an accrediting regulatory body for sports therapy programmes.

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

Sports therapy is a dynamic field and therapists are a crucial part of medical teams at many sports clubs, working alongside physios, sports medicine doctors, and sports scientists.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy at Lincoln provides an academic degree alongside a vocational qualification, offering students the chance to develop the skills needed to work within the sports therapy industry.

The course gives students the opportunity to apply sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. As well as focusing on the theory and practice of sports therapy, students have the chance to develop their understanding of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, and health-related fitness.

The degree has been developed in response to the increasing role that sports therapy can play in improving health. Upon successful completion, students should be able to assess athletes with a wide variety of sports injuries, understand the application of sports therapy treatments, and implement rehabilitation and injury prevention programmes.

The course has been developed in collaboration with The Society of Sports Therapists, an accrediting regulatory body for sports therapy programmes.

How You Study

The degree reflects current research informed teaching and innovation within the sector. Academic staff have a range of professional experience, from working clinically in the industry to roles in physiotherapy.

The first year is designed to provide a solid knowledge-base, introducing sports therapy alongside sports science theory and concepts such as anatomy and physiology. Second year teaching builds on skills in sports therapy and provides the opportunity to convert theoretical sport science knowledge into practice. In the third year, the course combines core and optional modules, which aim to develop understanding of advanced sport therapy treatments while allowing students to focus on the topics that are of most interest to them.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

The degree reflects current research informed teaching and innovation within the sector. Academic staff have a range of professional experience, from working clinically in the industry to roles in physiotherapy.

The first year is designed to provide a solid knowledge-base, introducing sports therapy alongside sports science theory and concepts such as anatomy and physiology. Second year teaching builds on skills in sports therapy and provides the opportunity to convert theoretical sport science knowledge into practice. In the third year, the course combines core and optional modules, which aim to develop understanding of advanced sport therapy treatments while allowing students to focus on the topics that are of most interest to them.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Sport and Exercise Science

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme.  We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year. 

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence.  At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

The School of Sport and Exercise Science aims to ensure that applied practice is embedded within our programmes and this may be in the form of classes in labs, clinical settings, or the sports hall. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, and lab teaching. Whilst the pattern may vary across modules, the principle of a mix of face-to-face and online provision will be maintained across your programme of study.

Practical classes will be in appropriate sized groups to accommodate social distancing in line with the Government guidance and will provide engaging and applied learning. If recommended you may be required to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in some practical classes to ensure safety and the School will provide any necessary PPE for practical and applied work. Module Co- ordinators will choose the approach that best suits their module. As a School, we are noted for our student-centred curriculum which is underpinned by real world experiences including placements. It is intended that these will continue and we will engage with stakeholders to ensure that wherever possible we can provide opportunities for you in the community to support your studies. The courses will be assessed by a range of methods including coursework, presentations and examinations, some of which may be online. All programmes have performance/ practical based assessments that will be run safely and within Government guidance.

Two other aspects remain and are key to our provision. Firstly, you will have a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. Typically students would have regular face-to-face group meetings with their academic tutor and we plan to keep these sessions face-to-face.  Secondly, independent learning continues to be an essential aspect of learning within all programme, and guided reading and other independent engagement remains key, this year as any, to performing well in your studies. Your tutorial sessions will help you adjust to the learning expectations at university.

By the time term starts in October we hope that the Covid-19 situation will have improved, but if required we will adjust teaching in line with Government guidance. Any communication regarding change will be via our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, which will deliver an email to each student.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support.  Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home!

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Reps are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/accommodation/ 

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the  agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at cthomas@lincoln.ac.uk

Very best wishes,

Cathy Thomas

Head of School of Sport and Exercise Science

† 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.

An Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injuries 2022-23SES1240MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce core knowledge and skills required in order to work safely and effectively as a sports therapist. Both practical and theoretical delivery will help prepare students to understand key concepts around pathology, common sports injuries and associated risk factors, the initial stages of peripheral joint assessment and the healing process related to different tissues within the body. Students will review current up to date research when applying a clinical and justified approach to practice.CoreBiomechanical Basis of Human Movement 2022-23SES1011MLevel 42022-23This module seeks to examine the mechanics of human movement, identifying the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying the theoretical principles of biomechanics to sport and exercise. The specific objectives are to: - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics. - Investigate the relationship between the theoretical principles of biomechanics and sports performance. - Introduce students to the basic laboratory techniques for the biomechanical assessment of motion.CoreEssential Skills in Sports Therapy 2022-23SES1241MLevel 42022-23This module provides students with the basic skills and understanding around the subject of sports therapy, focussing on injury related pathology and physiology and begin to expose the students to vital knowledge and skills required when working in a clinical or sports team settings. Learning and teaching will aim to introduce the roles and responsibilities of a sports therapist, theoretical and practical competencies of sports massage and fundamentals of pitchside first aid and sports trauma management.CoreEssentials in Functional Anatomy 2022-23SES1242MLevel 42022-23CoreFundamentals of Human Physiology 2022-23SES1021MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The module seeks to focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. Initial examination aims to develop an understanding of structures and processes relating to biological energy processing and systems, and the relationship between anatomical structures and physical functions. Students have the opportunity to develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.CoreResearch Skills 2022-23SES1023MLevel 42022-23On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.CoreApplied Health Physiology 2023-24SES2021MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to examine the relationship between physical activity and health, understanding the health problems that are caused by inactivity and their pathophysiology. Students can learn both the risks and benefits of physical activity, understanding the contraindications to exercise for a range of special population groups. Students will be supported in the measurement of health-related fitness for sedentary individuals and make suitable recommendations for exercise in order to benefit health.CoreExercise Instruction 2023-24SES2067MLevel 52023-24This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the underpinning theory and skills required to be able to competently instruct different modalities of exercise pertaining to free weight exercises and cardiovascular/resistance machines.CoreHealth Psychology 2023-24HEA2038MLevel 52023-24This module aims to give students the opportunity to examine how different people respond to health, wellbeing and illness. The role of the rapidly expanding discipline of health psychology can be discussed in relation to psychological procedures for the assessment, intervention and prevention of ill health. Students also have the opportunity to consider individuals, families, age, cultures, religions, gender, psychological and social health and wellbeing.CorePractical Skills in Sports Therapy 2023-24SES2246MLevel 52023-24This module aims to continue to develop core practical and clinical skills required to work as a sports therapist. These skills will allow the student to work safely and effectively with an injured individual providing initial assessment and treatment to a range of common peripheral limb sporting injuries. These skills will be developed through teaching of key theory relating to pathology, assessment and treatment of upper and lower limb injuries along with clinical practice in a supervised environment.CoreResearch Methods and Analysis 2023-24SES2025MLevel 52023-24This module aims to build directly on the key research concepts delivered at level one, as well as seeking to provide an introduction to a wide range of methodologies applicable to exercise, physical activity, health and sport performance research. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent research activities to develop their analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.CoreSport and Exercise Rehabilitation 2023-24SES2247MLevel 52023-24This module provides the student with the appropriate skills and knowledge to design and implement exercise rehabilitation programmes for a variety of sports injuries. Students can develop their critical evaluation skills by exploring the evidence that underpins exercise therapy. The ability to appropriately progress or regress exercise programmes based on objective tests will be explored and they will develop an understanding of the role of the multi-disciplinary team in long term rehabilitation.CoreStudy Abroad 2023-24SES2245MLevel 52023-24Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future. The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. *Only a limited number of places are availableOptionalAdvanced Skills in Sports Therapy 2024-25SES3254MLevel 62024-25This module provides the student with the more advanced skills and knowledge required to practice as a Sports Therapist. Other wider professional and ethical issues around being a sports therapist will also be explored. Interventions will typically include the assessment and treatment of the spine, spinal joint mobilisations, advanced sports trauma management skills and the appropriate use of electrotherapy modalities. Students can develop their critical evaluation skills and treatment techniques alongside supervised clinical practice within the in-house sports injury clinic.CoreDissertation 2024-25SES3024MLevel 62024-25The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.CoreSports Therapy and Clinical Practice 2024-25SES3255MLevel 62024-25This module provides the student with the opportunity to develop and practice their skills and knowledge in a supervised clinical setting. Students will have the opportunity to practice within the in-house sports injury clinic and be supported obtaining external placements to achieve a minimum of 200 hours work experience. Students will work with a variety of sports and clinics treating athletes and patients of all ages and backgrounds. Skills will be developed through teaching, observing practitioners, reflective practice and applying treatment and rehabilitation programmes under supervision. Codes of conduct, performance and ethics will be adhered to at all times.CoreCounselling and Guidance Skills 2024-25HEA3031MLevel 62024-25This module aims to introduce students to a range of contemporary models of counselling and guidance practice. The aim is to give students the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that can be of value in a variety of human service settings. A key feature of the module will be to allow students the opportunity to make judgements as to the appropriateness of using such techniques in different scenarios.OptionalExercise Prescription for Health 2024-25SES3013MLevel 62024-25This elective module aims to explore the prescription of exercise to benefit specific medical conditions. It draws upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at level two when exploring physical activity and health. Students have the opportunity to employ vocationally relevant skills in the health assessment of a client, designing and delivering an exercise programme to benefit a specified medical condition. Students can explore healthcare systems, critically examining roles and responsibilities and the use of evaluation. This optional module includes a placement that is linked to the module assessment. Students who choose to take this module will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during the placement.OptionalStrength and Conditioning 2024-25SES3009MLevel 62024-25This optional interdisciplinary module aims to build on prior knowledge of anatomical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system, and the testing and evaluation of sports performance. The specific objectives are to: - Provide students with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the strength and conditioning environment and factors to consider within the support of athletes. - Provide students with the chance to develop a critical understanding and appreciation of strength and conditioning programmes to enable effective delivery, implementation and evaluation. - Prepare students academically and vocationally for future work in terms of knowledge, understanding, research, assessment and planning.Optional

† 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.

An Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injuries 2021-22SES1240MLevel 42021-22This module aims to introduce core knowledge and skills required in order to work safely and effectively as a sports therapist. Both practical and theoretical delivery will help prepare students to understand key concepts around pathology, common sports injuries and associated risk factors, the initial stages of peripheral joint assessment and the healing process related to different tissues within the body. Students will review current up to date research when applying a clinical and justified approach to practice.CoreBiomechanical Basis of Human Movement 2021-22SES1011MLevel 42021-22This module seeks to examine the mechanics of human movement, identifying the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying the theoretical principles of biomechanics to sport and exercise. The specific objectives are to: - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics. - Investigate the relationship between the theoretical principles of biomechanics and sports performance. - Introduce students to the basic laboratory techniques for the biomechanical assessment of motion.CoreEssential Skills in Sports Therapy 2021-22SES1241MLevel 42021-22This module provides students with the basic skills and understanding around the subject of sports therapy, focussing on injury related pathology and physiology and begin to expose the students to vital knowledge and skills required when working in a clinical or sports team settings. Learning and teaching will aim to introduce the roles and responsibilities of a sports therapist, theoretical and practical competencies of sports massage and fundamentals of pitchside first aid and sports trauma management.CoreEssentials in Functional Anatomy 2021-22SES1242MLevel 42021-22CoreFundamentals of Human Physiology 2021-22SES1021MLevel 42021-22This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The module seeks to focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. Initial examination aims to develop an understanding of structures and processes relating to biological energy processing and systems, and the relationship between anatomical structures and physical functions. Students have the opportunity to develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.CoreResearch Skills 2021-22SES1023MLevel 42021-22On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.CoreApplied Health Physiology 2022-23SES2021MLevel 52022-23The aim of this module is to examine the relationship between physical activity and health, understanding the health problems that are caused by inactivity and their pathophysiology. Students can learn both the risks and benefits of physical activity, understanding the contraindications to exercise for a range of special population groups. Students will be supported in the measurement of health-related fitness for sedentary individuals and make suitable recommendations for exercise in order to benefit health.CoreExercise Instruction 2022-23SES2067MLevel 52022-23This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the underpinning theory and skills required to be able to competently instruct different modalities of exercise pertaining to free weight exercises and cardiovascular/resistance machines.CorePractical Skills in Sports Therapy 2022-23SES2246MLevel 52022-23This module aims to continue to develop core practical and clinical skills required to work as a sports therapist. These skills will allow the student to work safely and effectively with an injured individual providing initial assessment and treatment to a range of common peripheral limb sporting injuries. These skills will be developed through teaching of key theory relating to pathology, assessment and treatment of upper and lower limb injuries along with clinical practice in a supervised environment.CorePsychology of health and mental wellbeing 2022-23HEA2048MLevel 52022-23This module aims to give students the opportunity to examine how different people respond to health, wellbeing and illness. The role of the rapidly expanding discipline of health psychology can be discussed in relation to psychological procedures for the assessment, intervention and prevention of mental ill health.CoreResearch Methods and Analysis 2022-23SES2025MLevel 52022-23This module aims to build directly on the key research concepts delivered at level one, as well as seeking to provide an introduction to a wide range of methodologies applicable to exercise, physical activity, health and sport performance research. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent research activities to develop their analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.CoreSport and Exercise Rehabilitation 2022-23SES2247MLevel 52022-23This module provides the student with the appropriate skills and knowledge to design and implement exercise rehabilitation programmes for a variety of sports injuries. Students can develop their critical evaluation skills by exploring the evidence that underpins exercise therapy. The ability to appropriately progress or regress exercise programmes based on objective tests will be explored and they will develop an understanding of the role of the multi-disciplinary team in long term rehabilitation.CoreStudy Abroad 2022-23SES2245MLevel 52022-23Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future. The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. *Only a limited number of places are availableOptionalAdvanced Skills in Sports Therapy 2023-24SES3254MLevel 62023-24This module provides the student with the more advanced skills and knowledge required to practice as a Sports Therapist. Other wider professional and ethical issues around being a sports therapist will also be explored. Interventions will typically include the assessment and treatment of the spine, spinal joint mobilisations, advanced sports trauma management skills and the appropriate use of electrotherapy modalities. Students can develop their critical evaluation skills and treatment techniques alongside supervised clinical practice within the in-house sports injury clinic.CoreDissertation 2023-24SES3024MLevel 62023-24The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.CoreSports Therapy and Clinical Practice 2023-24SES3255MLevel 62023-24This module provides the student with the opportunity to develop and practice their skills and knowledge in a supervised clinical setting. Students will have the opportunity to practice within the in-house sports injury clinic and be supported obtaining external placements to achieve a minimum of 200 hours work experience. Students will work with a variety of sports and clinics treating athletes and patients of all ages and backgrounds. Skills will be developed through teaching, observing practitioners, reflective practice and applying treatment and rehabilitation programmes under supervision. Codes of conduct, performance and ethics will be adhered to at all times.CoreCounselling and Guidance Skills 2023-24HEA3031MLevel 62023-24This module aims to introduce students to a range of contemporary models of counselling and guidance practice. The aim is to give students the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that can be of value in a variety of human service settings. A key feature of the module will be to allow students the opportunity to make judgements as to the appropriateness of using such techniques in different scenarios.OptionalExercise Prescription for Health 2023-24SES3013MLevel 62023-24This elective module aims to explore the prescription of exercise to benefit specific medical conditions. It draws upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at level two when exploring physical activity and health. Students have the opportunity to employ vocationally relevant skills in the health assessment of a client, designing and delivering an exercise programme to benefit a specified medical condition. Students can explore healthcare systems, critically examining roles and responsibilities and the use of evaluation. This optional module includes a placement that is linked to the module assessment. Students who choose to take this module will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during the placement.OptionalStrength and Conditioning 2023-24SES3009MLevel 62023-24This optional interdisciplinary module aims to build on prior knowledge of anatomical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system, and the testing and evaluation of sports performance. The specific objectives are to: - Provide students with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the strength and conditioning environment and factors to consider within the support of athletes. - Provide students with the chance to develop a critical understanding and appreciation of strength and conditioning programmes to enable effective delivery, implementation and evaluation. - Prepare students academically and vocationally for future work in terms of knowledge, understanding, research, assessment and planning.Optional

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and a Science or sport related subject. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and a Science or sport related subject. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Clinical Placements

In order to comply with the requirements of The Society of Sports Therapists, students will be required to accumulate 200 hours of supervised clinical placements in a variety of settings. Students are primarily responsible for finding a placement, and academics may be able to support this process where needed. The School will cover all reasonable costs associated with work placements.

"This degree provides a rigorous academic qualification, and the opportunity to graduate with a CV with professional qualifications and experience."

Cathy Thomas, Head of School of Sport and Exercise Science

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Facilities

The degree has a strong practical emphasis and students can access the specialist Human Performance Centre, which contains multiple sports laboratories, a strength and conditioning suite, and an ‘endless pool’, alongside a specialist Sports Therapy teaching room. Students can make use of the School’s Sports Injury Clinic to gain practical experience.

Industry Links

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has strong industry links. This includes its close relationship with Lincoln City Football Club.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduate roles might include working as self- employed sports therapists or within professional sports clubs or private practice. Further opportunities may exist in the health and sport sectors or through research careers.

Gemma Best - Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader

Gemma Best - Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader

School Staff List

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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