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Full time | Lincoln (Main Site) | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

Lincoln's MSc Sports Therapy aims to prepare students for applying sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. The programme has been developed in collaboration with The Society of Sports Therapists, an accrediting regulatory body for Sports Therapy programmes.

The course is designed to develop skills in sports therapy, sport and exercise rehabilitation, and working professionally as a sports therapy practitioner. The course has a strong practical element and students will have the opportunity to gain experience under supervision, providing pitch-side cover with sports teams based at the University of Lincoln, and treating staff and students within the in-house Sports Injury Clinic.

Students on this programme are required to accumulate 200 hours of supervised clinical placements, opportunities for this may include working with local, professional, and amateur sports teams, as well as within the University Sports Injury Clinic.

Students can learn from experienced lecturers who come from a background of working in elite sport. Guest lectures are also provided from a variety of professionals who currently work in the industry including sports scientists, physiotherapists, and osteopaths covering professional football, rugby, and athletics.


The course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. Students will be enrolled as Student Membership of The Society of Sports Therapists and on graduation will be eligible to apply for full membership. Some of the benefits include the opportunity to access publications, attend courses, legal and professional advice, and professional insurance.

How You Are Assessed

The assessment strategy adopted within the MSc Sports Therapy reflects the programme's emphasis on applied practice and the development of a range of communication skills. However, in all assessments students will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the relevant theoretical issues. Assessment types are varied to meet the subject specific demands of each module and may include portfolios, reflective writing, practicals, written assignments, presentations, or a dissertation.


This module aims to develop the student's clinical reasoning and decision making skills in practice. Clinical reasoning models will be used to demonstrate an understanding of how important decisions, diagnosis of injury and subsequent treatment plans are developed and justified using evidence from theory and research.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a first or second class honours degree in sport and exercise science and a successful interview. An applicant may also be considered with an alternative degree if supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject through their experience or training. It is anticipated that this would be from within the work environment, additional qualifications or volunteering. Satisfactory enhanced DBS checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.