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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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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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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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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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    Mental Health and Wellness in Sport

    To develop professional knowledge and skills expectant of a Graduate Sports Therapist by exploring the dynamics of mental health and wellness in sport. Through a careful analysis of, the biological, psychological and social factors that impact athlete performance, you will develop skills necessary for professional and clinical practices.

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.

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