Exeter College

FdSc Sports Therapy

Recognised as one of the leading further education college in the country, we offer small class sizes and one-to-one support. We offer courses delivered by friendly staff with industry experience. We offer modern, specialist, acclaimed learning resource centres. The result of studying with us? You earn a nationally and internationally recognised qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. 

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Manual Therapy Techniques (EXCE1152)

      This module will provide an intense level of Sports Massage, understanding the indication and contra-indications for treatment. It will allow students to gain an introductory level of assessment prior to Sports Massage and therapy techniques, understanding the effects and reasons of treatment. The module will also introduce other manual therapy techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques and Soft Tissue Release, providing a strong platform for progression as a Sports Therapist.

    • Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning (EXCE1153)

      This module will provide an introductory level of the physiology and biomechanics involved within strength and conditioning and relate specifically to Sports Therapy providing an understanding of exercise protocols interlinking with sports rehabilitation and prehabilitation. Baseline measurements of fitness tests and monitoring procedures will be investigated on a practical and theoretical level in relation to strength and conditioning.

    • Functional Anatomy (EXCE1154)

      This module has an overview to body structure including the skeletal system and muscular system. There is a heavy emphasis of practical application of anatomy, and therefore developing palpation skills and understanding how anatomy plays an important role in Sports Therapy. In depth understanding of muscular origin, insertions and actions are encouraged to enhance the Sports Therapist for progression.

    • Introduction to Assessment and Treatment (EXCE1156)

      This module introduces common injuries within sport, their signs and symptoms and the risk factors. The module provides a practical application of basic assessment of joint and tissue in the body, progressing on to taping, strapping and thermotherapy and cryotherapy treatments. The module content will provide a base understanding and platform for progression in to diagnostic testing and treatment methods as a Sports Therapist.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Exeter College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Exeter College to apply for this course:

Exeter College
Hele Road

Tel: +441392400500
Email: info@exe-coll.ac.uk

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Exeter College

We’re proud of our awards – and you can be proud of your education with us. In 2012 we were recognised as the leading further education college in the country after winning two Times Educational Supplement FE Awards.
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