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BSc in Sports and Dance Therapy (Full Time)

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Dance

Course Description

Developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), this fascinating degree gives you the skills you need to become a sports therapist. You'll learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate athletes and dancers following injury or dysfunction. Our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to the public for consultation and treatment, gives you hands-on experience to complement the scientific learning.

This course, which is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), prepares you for a career as a sports therapist by teaching you to recognise, manage and treat injuries incurred by athletes and dancers. You’ll develop your understanding of sports therapy as a subject and learn to apply your knowledge to dance.

You’ll study relevant science subjects to help you understand the management of injuries, as well as how to put together injury assessments and rehabilitative plans for athletes. This course differs from others of its kind in that it applies particular focus to factors and issues that are unique to dance.

You’ll receive support and guidance from our highly experienced staff such as course creator and Principal Lecturer Joanna Jenkins, who has previously worked with organisations such as the Royal Academy of Dance. As well as academic leader Nick Gardiner, who has written for prestigious sports medicine publications.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work placements, thanks to our wide network of external contacts and our on-site clinic.

Developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), this fascinating degree gives you the skills you need to become a sports therapist. You'll learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate athletes and dancers following injury or dysfunction. Our fully equipped sports therapy clinic, which is open to the public for consultation and treatment, gives you hands-on...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Foundations of Sports Therapy (core, 30 credits)

Human Anatomy and Biomechanics (core, 30 credits)

Human Physiology and Training Principles (core, 30 credits)

Sports Research Skills (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Biomechanics of Human Movement and Dance Technique (core, 15 credits)

Clinical Examination and Assessment in Sports Therapy (core, 15 credits)

Peripheral Manual Therapy (core, 15 credits)

Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)

Sports and Dance Physiology (core, 30 credits)

Sports and Dance Rehabilitation (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Sports Therapy (core, 30 credits)

Business Developments in Health Sciences (core, 15 credits)

Sports & Dance Therapy Work Placement (core, 30 credits)

Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Biomechanics (option, 15 credits)

Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits)

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Foundations of Sports Therapy (core, 30 credits) Human Anatomy and Biomechanics (core, 30...

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: 

  • a minimum of grades CCD in three A levels (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with MMM)
  • GCSE English and Mathematics  at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Key Skills Level 3)

Entry from appropriate Foundation and Access courses will also be considered.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Sports Therapy (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

You should have some current or extensive past experience in dance. If you don't have the standard entry requirements, you may be interviewed to assess your dance background and suitability for the course.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:  a minimum of grades CCD in three A levels (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with MMM) GCSE English and Mathematics  at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Key Skills Level...

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Assessment Methods

You'll be assessed through essays, written exams, oral assessments, practical assessments and a final dissertation.

You'll be assessed through essays, written exams, oral assessments, practical assessments and a final dissertation.