Sports and Dance Therapy


Sports and Dance Therapy
AED 134,188
Course Duration: 3 Years
Category: Dance


Developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), this fascinating level gives you the potential you need to become a sports therapist. You’ll study 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 comprehension to complement the scientific learning.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this training were in work or further learn within six months. 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 upgrade your comprehension of sports therapy as a subject and study to apply your comprehension to dance.

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

You’ll receive service and aid from our highly experienced staff such as training 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 contained the opportunity to undertake work placements, thanks to our wide network of external contacts and our on-site clinic. You’ll be assessed through essays, written exams, oral assessments, practical assessments and a final dissertation.

Entry requirements

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

  • A minimum of levels CCD in three A status (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 level C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Key Skills Level 3)

Entry from suitable Foundation and Access programs will also be considered. All candidates must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to give a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more info about English triumph please see our English language requirements.

If you don’t contained traditional triumph or can’t meet the entry preconditions for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to earnings entry by completing the Sports Science Extended Degree. You should contained some existing or comprehensive past comprehension in dance. If you don’t contained the standard entry requirements, you may be interviewed to assess your dance experience and suitability for the course.

Accelerated study

If you contained relevant triumph or credit from a similar training it may be possible to enter this training at an advanced level rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our info for students applying for advanced entry.

After the course

This training opens up a number of career options in the rapidly developing area of dance science. By combining dance and sports therapy, this training gives you the potential needed to pursue roles such as dance enterprise therapist (in-situ or touring), injury prevention officer for dance schools and companies, or pre- and post-performance masseuse. You could also choose to set up your own clinic or work as a consultant, providing screening, choreography advice, prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

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