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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to prepare students to apply 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 pitch side first aid and trauma management, clinical injury assessment and competency in planning and implementing appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes for a range of sports injuries. The programme is based around core sports therapy modules. As a student you have the opportunity to develop the skills to utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance. You have the chance to learn to provide immediate care of injuries and the capability of providing basic life support in a recreational, training and competitive environment. In addition, you can develop the skills to research and apply research findings to sports therapy practice. Sport and Exercise Science programmes at Lincoln benefit specialist facilities, research-active staff and links with practitioners. The School aims to provide students with an ideal environment to enhance their career.

This course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. Career and Personal Development: This programme is designed to support and promote employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. The course aims to well prepare graduates to gain employment within rehabilitation clinics and independent sports therapy work with sports teams and organisations. Upon successful completion, graduates may be eligible for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists. Careers Services: The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.