September 2025

Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Honours Degree, Undergraduate, September 2025

Key Details

  • B160 Course Code
  • 3 Years
  • TBC Typical UCAS Tariff

Physiotherapists are an integral to the health care profession. This includes helping patients recover from surgery, sports injuries, accidents and strokes, supporting people with disabilities and long-term illness. The role of a physiotherapist cannot be underestimated.

Other courses from our School of Nursing and Allied Health are:

Applications to join us in 2024 can be started via your UCAS account and then submitted on UCAS from this September.

Physiotherapists play an essential part in improving people’s wellbeing and quality of life.

Our Physiotherapy degree will enable you to develop the core expertise, knowledge and skills demanded of physiotherapy professionals in a number of different clinical settings and environments. The global demand for qualified physiotherapists means that career opportunities are excellent in the UK and further afield.

Our programme is developed in partnership with our skilled academic staff, clinical practice partners and experts by experience. The course at Birmingham Newman University, puts patients at the centre of care delivery. As a physiotherapy student at Birmingham Newman you will develop into a professional who can assess and manage the health needs of people, at some of the most challenging times of their lives.

During your programme of study at Birmingham Newman University, you will learn about the structure and function of the human body in the context of health, disease, disorder and dysfunction, across the lifespan. With our expert guidance, you’ll explore the theories and physiotherapy approaches that can be used to enhance movement and minimise loss of function, focusing on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological systems. Our experienced and skilled team will help you develop knowledge of the biomedical and behavioural science that underpins physiotherapy practice, and gain skills in physical assessment, treatment and ongoing management. We’ll support you to develop interpersonal skills, such as respecting and prioritising the needs and choices of individual service users, their carers and families, along with their cultural, social and religious backgrounds. We’ll also focus on helping you gain an understanding of the political, social and economic factors that are influencing the current and future delivery of physiotherapy, health and social care services.

As part of the course you will undertake a range of practice placements to help you become a rounded physiotherapist. Your placement learning experiences may be within community, hospital or home environment settings, including non patient facing environments, and at a location anywhere within the West Midlands and potentially into neighbouring counties. While on placement you will be supported, supervised and assessed to develop your knowledge and skills.

We are committed to providing excellent, innovative, learning, teaching and assessment experiences, through lectures, seminars, skills simulation, virtual learning as well as meaningful input from our practice partners and experts by experience.

Whilst on the course you will benefit from some of the best university facilities of their kind, including clinical skills suites and our state-of-the-art immersive suite. Our experienced and enthusiastic teaching team will provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions

Our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course has been designed to comply with the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy you will be eligible to apply for entry onto the HCPC register as a Physiotherapist and apply for membership of the CSP.

This highly respected course represents your first step into a profession it is a privilege to join.


Consent to participate in practical sessions

The development of practical and clinical skills is integral to your development as a physiotherapist. Participation in interactive practical sessions is therefore essential to your education. During these teaching sessions, you may be asked to act as a ‘model’ for others . Acting as a model may, by necessity, involve the removal of clothing that enables adequate observation and/or examination of movements or body parts. Therefore, before commencing practical classes, all students are given detailed information regarding this issue and are required to sign the relevant section of a consent form. The issue of consent will be explained in more detail during the induction week and revisited throughout the programme.

If you feel that there is an issue which may have an impact on your ability or willingness to act as a model, please contact the programme leader to discuss this. We will make every effort to put mechanisms in place to address your concerns. We want everyone to feel valued and included whilst ensuring that everyone gains the practical and clinical skills needed to successfully complete the programme of study.

Integration of theory and practice is central to the programme at Newman University. You will undertake over 1000 hours of practice based learning during your three years of study.

To reflect the evolving role of the physiotherapist, as a student on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at Newman University, you will experience a diverse range of placements.

Your practice based learning experiences may take place in:

  • different sectors of health and care including the independent sector, the NHS and voluntary organisations.
  • different settings including people’s homes, GP practices, high street clinics, acute hospitals, , care homes, gyms, companies and many more.
  • the four pillars of practice – clinical, education, research and leadership – at all levels.

Practice based learning experiences across different sectors, settings and pillars of practice will provide you with the opportunity to understand the breadth of physiotherapy practice. Whether your placement involves providing rehabilitation, leading a service, researching new insights or supporting others to develop, it will help you to understand the importance of your skills as a physiotherapist across different environments and the many ways in which you can make a difference to people’s lives.

Find out why you should choose Newman University from our Head of Allied Health, Annabel Masson

  • You will benefit from our new state of the art clinical simulation and immersive suites.
  • We offer smaller class sizes and excellent academic and pastoral support for our students
  • You will have the opportunity to study on an inter professional basis alongside other nursing and allied health students.
  • Birmingham is one of the UK’s most diverse cities outside of London, which provides you with a wide variety of experience that will be valuable to take forward into your future career.
  1. The curriculum has been designed to reflect the dynamic role of the physiotherapist
  2. You will learn from a highly experienced and passionate teaching team who will provide support you to help you to achieve your ambition.
  3. We work with a number of practice partners to give you essential practical experience on a range of clinical placements.
  4. You will benefit from our new clinical skills suite including a state-of-the-art immersive lab.
  5. Our Physiotherapy programme is validated and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Find out here how our state of the art simulation equipment, and partnerships with leading healthcare trusts, will help you to prepare you for your chosen career.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for 2025 entry TBC

Course Fees

Course fees for 2025 entry TBC

Additional Information

Regarding the OfS Discover Uni information below, the data displayed is from students on other courses in Subjects allied to medicine.
Because the Physiotherapy degree is new, there is no information to publish specifically for this course. This does not reflect on the quality of the course.