BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - more information
Professional accreditation

On successful completion of the course, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Student placements

You will need to complete 1000 hours of practice placements, spread across all three years, where you will work with patients under the close supervision of experienced physiotherapists. In order to give you a wide ranging experience and to meet the professional body requirements of the programme, placements are not just within one locality, but throughout the South West of England, predominantly in Devon and Cornwall.  Our placement areas range from large NHS teaching hospitals to rehabilitation units and community teams, plus some non-NHS areas including with the Armed Forces and professional sports clubs.

There will be additional cost for travel and/or accommodation, which may be claimed back if you are entitled to a NHS bursary.

Value added

We encourage and support a range of voluntary, additional opportunities that may enhance employability and professional development. These include providing physiotherapy services at events such as the Plymouth Half Marathon, Plymouth 10K and assisting court side with Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team, plus supporting students in their own charitable and community engagement, underpinned by the Plymouth Award.

Physiotherapy students in years two and three have the opportunity to volunteer to assist the Plymouth Raiders Team Physiotherapist Kiah Rosenstein in providing therapy. This could include taping and stretches prior to matches and also being present courtside during the game in case of injury. One of the students who volunteered was third year Helen Greensmith "It was a great opportunity to put into practice some of the physio skills learnt on the course and witness the players’ physical and psychological preparation before the game".

Careers insight - Kiah Rosenstein

I want to help others achieve their physical potential and be the best they can be. This has been a very rewarding career and given me great personal satisfaction.

Kiah works closely with Plymouth Raiders Basketball team on a daily basis and uses her skills to help the team perform to their maximum potential.

Kia tells us more
Semester dates

For details of the semester dates for the next academic session, please refer to the semester dates page.
Please note: In order to successfully complete your course and be eligible to apply for a professional registration you must complete a specified number of practice placement hours along with your theoretical study. This is a requirement of the HCPC. Therefore you will only be able to take personal holidays during the specified leave periods for your course. This includes induction week where it is vital you attend ALL sessions. 

Our locations

Most of our courses are based at the Peninsula Allied Health Centre (PAHC) in Plymouth

You will be studying in our state of the art facilities in the purpose built PAHC centre.

PAHC building