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Sports Physiotherapy MSc

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Sports Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

Deepen your knowledge and experience of sports physiotherapy on our specially-designed, online master's course for physiotherapists.

Our MSc Sports Physiotherapy is an in-depth academic and clinical course, designed specifically for physiotherapists looking for a specialist qualification in this area.

You will deepen your knowledge of sports physiotherapy, athlete management and performance enhancement. You'll work with our highly experienced sports physiotherapy team.

The course complies with international standards of practice and takes place, in the most part, online. We are one of just a few universities offering this type of course part-time, through distance learning. You will have the convenience of being able to complete your studies alongside your physiotherapy practice.

You will also take part in induction and residential weeks, where you can meet and work with fellow students on real case studies, and engage in debate with practitioners from a variety of contexts.

By taking part, you will benefit from:

  • highly interactive, flexible online learning and clinical teaching
  • residential teaching weeks to support your practical and clinical examination training
  • an online network of sport and exercise medicine and sports physiotherapy clinicians
  • access to experienced clinical specialists in the field to provide professional development support
  • a problem-solving and reflective approach to sports physiotherapy and related topics


  • Online resources
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Graduate prospects

By the end of the course, you will be qualified to work with athletes and sports teams at the highest level and of all ages. You will be able to apply evidence-based practice principles to deliver innovation in sports physiotherapy.


This unit aims to integrate athlete movement analysis with analysis of demands of different sports, enabling the identification of factors important to injury prevention and performance enhancement interventions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

MSc Sports Physiotherapy - annual fee (a fee will be paid for two years*): £3,730. MSc Sports Physiotherapy - MSc research phase (students registered in third year): £2,055.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

MSc Sports Physiotherapy - annual fee (a fee will be paid for two years*): £6,100. MSc Sports Physiotherapy - MSc research phase (students registered in third year): £3,495.

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in physiotherapy. You should have current registration or licence to practice as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and should hold Chartered Physiotherapist status. You will need to have a minimum of 2 years post-licensure work experience in a physiotherapy role.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace or enterprise. Bath’s inclusive learning community comprises students representing more than 100 countries worldwide. There are over 19,000 students in total, of which 5,000 are postgraduates and around a third are international...more