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UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

C630

112 UCAS POINTS

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September 2024

  • Full time, 3/4 years
  • Part time
  • On campus
both SO2001
SO2001
Degree with foundation year

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

C631

64 UCAS POINTS

UCAS points will be updated soon

September 2024

  • Full time 4/5 years
  • Part time
  • On campus
both SO2005
SO2005

Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

September 2024

Attendance

Fee

Note

Home
Full time 3/4/5 years
£9,250
Per year
Part time
£2,310
Pro-rata Full time fee
International
Full time 3/4/5 years
£14,820
Per year

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

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    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    This module will introduce you to and focus on human anatomy and physiology. The module content will cover basic operation of organ systems and anatomy as well as incorporating key academic skills e.g. ICT, Maths and English for academic writing in relation to data collected and assessments. This will enable you to gain the basic skills that you will be able to build upon in future modules at level 4.

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    Introduction to Sports Coaching & Development

    This module will introduce you to underpinning issues and practices relating to sport generally and, more specifically, in the areas of Coaching and Development. You will be introduced to a range of topics from issues influencing participation in sport through to effective delivery of small coaching sessions. This content will help lead you to becoming an effective coach and/or sports development officer by giving you real-world examples and opportunities for experiential learning.

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    Physical Health & Wellbeing in Sport

    This module will focus on physical health and wellbeing in sport and exercise. The module will introduce you to the processes involved with injury and rehabilitation along with discussion on contemporary issues surrounding post-exercise recovery strategies. As with other level 3 modules, this will prepare you for future study at level 4.

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    Psychological Influences on Health & Wellbeing in Sport & Physical Activity

    The module will introduce you to key topics that investigate the psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing in sport and physical activity. You will engage in discussions of contemporary issues related to mental health and wellbeing of athletes, adherence to exercise and the use of drugs in sport, which will give you a strong grounding for future psychology-related modules.

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    Academic & Communication Skills in Sports

    This module will guide you to develop comprehensive skills in relation to understanding teaching, learning and assessment in a Higher Education setting. This will focus particularly upon the development of academic writing and research skills. The module will have at its core the key academic skills of English for academic writing and ICT, which will help you, develop as a student as well as enhance your transferable skill-set.

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    Career and Professional Development in Sports (Mental Wealth)

    The module aims to develop your life and professional skills, enhance your employment prospects and progression, as well as the academic and subject specific skills which are required for further study. You will actively seek and engage with various digital platforms (e.g., Lynda, LinkedIn), University services and external institutions that will offer you opportunities, to explore, evaluate, learn and participate in activities that enhance your professional skills and reflect on how to plan your career. Academic staff in the various degree programmes and career coaches at UEL will advise and support you on professional skills, career prospects and developments.

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    Essential Skills for Sport (Mental Wealth)

    You will be able to develop the academic, interpersonal and communication skills necessary for effective learning and employment in the sport, exercise and physical activity industries. In addition, you will be introduced to professional, ethical and reflective practice skills specific to their discipline. You will then be able to recognise the importance of research and academic skills for university and working life.

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    Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

    This module will introduce you to the body systems and the basis of human performance. The module will also examine the physiological levels of organisation in the human body and their function in facilitating physical activity.

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    Musculoskeletal Anatomy for the Lower Limb

    To introduce and develop anatomical and biomechanical knowledge in relation to sports therapy practice. This includes the structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system relevant to lower limb anatomy. The module further aims to develop core practical competencies in the assessment of joints and muscle strength. You will have the opportunity to develop skills that will enable you to assess and understand how anatomical structures relate to human movement patterns.

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    Musculoskeletal Anatomy for the Upper Limb

    To introduce and develop anatomical and biomechanical knowledge in relation to sports therapy practice. This includes the structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system relevant to upper limb anatomy. The module further aims to develop core practical competencies in the assessment of joints and muscle strength. You will have the opportunity to develop skills that will enable you to assess and understand how anatomical structures relate to human movement patterns.

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    Introduction to Sports Injuries

    This module will develop your professionally focused knowledge and skills in relation to the role of a Graduate Sports Therapist. As part of this module you will learn the foundational knowledge required for understanding Sports, Performance, Exercise, Occupational or Activity-Related Disease, Dysfunction or Injuries that are common to the upper and lower limbs. This will include key terms such as epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, and classification systems for bone and soft-tissue issues, and learning about how damage and healing occur in bone and connective soft-tissue injuries. You will also and nociception and pain, both the socio-cultural and biological aspects.

    You will the learn foundations of patient care and assessment, including how to conduct the 'subjective' clinical assessment, including screening for red, yellow, blue, black and orange flags, and acknowledgement of social determinants of health, such as racism, sexism, and socio-economic status in patient presentation.

    Together with the other level 4 modules, this module will give you an understanding of the biopsychosocial paradigm in Sports Therapy management of the injured athlete, and how it informs professional practice.

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    Soft Tissue Practices

    This module will develop your professionally focused knowledge and skills in relation to the role of a Graduate Sports Therapist by exploring the safe and competent planning and application of soft-tissue therapies in the management of injury. As part of this module, you will learn the theory, and engage in applied practice, of techniques such as massage, stretching, and cryotherapy.

    Together with modules SExxx and SExxx, you will develop understandings of how to integrate these in Sports Therapy practice, together with the use of exercise as therapeutic movement in injury management.

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    Sports Trauma Management

    This module will develop your professionally focused knowledge and skills in relation to the role of a Graduate Sports Therapist. As part of this module, you will explore the legalities, theory, principles, and practice of sports first aid and pre-hospital athletic trauma management. You will also learn how to reduce the risk of injury and illness for athletes. Students will be supported in engaging with opportunities to achieve externally-recognised awards/CPD.

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    Peripheral Assessment and Mobilisation Techniques

    This module will continue to build your skills in problem solving and clinical reasoning. Your ability to effectively and safely examine and clinically assess the peripheral limbs for musculoskeletal injury will be developed. The Society of Sports Therapists examination and assessment protocol will be used as the framework for delivery of this module.

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    Research Methods & Design (Mental Wealth)

    This module will support you to develop skills that enable you to conceptualise, plan, analyse and interpret experiments that answer real world problems. The focus will be on research methods as applied to professional practice through the monitoring of change that occurs in outcomes specific to your chosen career path. The module will also continue to develop your level of critical thinking through interpretation and synthesis of secondary data.

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    Biomechanics and Strength Training for Rehabilitation

    Understanding movements and applying strength training programmes are key concepts in preventing and rehabilitating injuries. This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge to analyse biomechanical movement data and prescribe strength training programmes for rehabilitation and injury prevention. The module will enable you to apply and connect your learning and understanding within clinical and sport specific environments.

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    Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete

    This module will develop your professionally focused knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning in relation to the role of a Graduate Sports Therapist. As part of this module, you will utilise case studies for sports rehabilitation of the injured athlete and their return to, and maintenance, of peak performance. You will combine the principles of training/conditioning, the components of fitness, and current research and evidence from Sports Medicine to plan and conduct the sports rehabilitation for a case study of an athlete with a Sports, Performance, Exercise or Activity-Related Disease, Dysfunction or Injury.

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    Physiological and Nutritional Assessment for Sports Performance

    This module will build your knowledge and practical skills in the core topics of exercise physiology and sports nutrition, helping you understand how they underpin physiological assessments in the laboratory. As part of this module you will develop the ability to evaluate the results of physiological and nutritional assessments.

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    Spinal and Peripheral Rehabilitation

    In this module you will build on the soft tissue skills and appendicular anatomy learned at Level 4 by being introduced to the axial anatomy of the spine. You will learn the examination and assessment (E&A) protocols, including special tests associated with the spine to help your differential diagnose the presenting complaints of injured athletes.

    On mastering your E&A routines, you will go on to learn spinal manipulation skills developed by Maitland and Mulligan. This leads to a clinically informed approach for examination, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques and principles relevant to the spine. In so doing, you will learn to manage mechanical musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction of the neck, thoracic and lumbar spine.

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    Independent Research Project

    To encourage you to work independently and under supervision with an academic member of staff to produce a project that demonstrates your ability to research and/or explore an applied topic in sport and exercise science/therapy. You will communicate your findings to a range of audiences such as coaches, clinicians, physical educators and sport scientists.

    Students will choose between our Applied Research Project in Sport 20-credit module plus our Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport 20-credit module or the Independent Research Project 40-credit module.

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    Clinical Practice, Work Placement and Employability (Mental Wealth)

    In this module you will integrate and synthesise learning from across the programme to better prepare you to work as competent and autonomous Graduate Sports Therapists ready for clinical practice and employment. You will develop mastery of clinical, treatment and rehabilitation skills through working within UEL's Sports Injury teaching clinic at external placements.

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    Person centred healthcare for Sports Therapists

    To support students in developing the knowledge and skills expectant of a Graduate Sports Therapist, necessary for professional practices. Through careful exploration of the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to an individual's health and well-being, students will develop an understanding of their role in health, recovery, and performance. Looking at health and wellness through a holistic lens, students are encouraged to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to achieve positive therapeutic alliances with those they work with.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER