September 2024

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

Undergraduate, Honours Degree, September 2024

Key Details

  • C630 Course Code
  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
Two girls in sport therapy

We will be offering a new practice-based Sports Therapy course. The degree programme which, subject to validation, will be accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists and aligned to professional industry standards. The programme focus will develop your understanding of the concepts of sports medicine and sports science and develop the skills and competences you need to work with professional sports teams, elite performers, recreational athletes and others with musculoskeletal injuries, or in private practice.


The course is currently not validated – thus a September 2024 start date is dependent on successful validation. 

The key aims of the programme are to develop you as a Graduate Sports Therapist so that you can:

  • Practice independently and demonstrate high levels of clinical reasoning, decision making, and evidence-based professional judgement.
  • Apply critical, evidence-based analytical research skills.
  • Use a range of transferable and graduate skills to enable you to engage effectively in lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

To graduate with a BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Therapy degree recognised by the Society of Sport Therapists, students must attend 80% of all practical lectures, complete 250 hours of clinical placement, and complete and pass a research project.

The Sport and Health team at Newman University pride themselves on their ongoing involvement in sport, health and physical education research. Staff are actively contributing in the following four areas of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) —Physical Activity and Health, Sport Performance, Mental Skills Training and Sport in Society. The team regularly publishes their research in industry journals, and present at international sport, health and physical education conferences. Our ‘Meet The Sport Team’ page details the specific areas of research that the team have been, or currently are involved in.

As a student at Newman, you will be taught by research-active staff, who are actively contributing to the latest developments across a wide-range of disciplines within the sport and health industry and the physical education sector. Staff bring the latest knowledge and expertise to the classroom, laboratory and sports field, enhancing your learning experience. At Newman you get the benefit of our staff’s cutting-edge knowledge combined with a focus on your needs, in a student-centred University where you are our priority. Our staff expertise, and their links with external agencies will maximise your University experience and hopefully provide you with opportunities as you consider your career paths for the future.

We encourage our students to proactively explore research during their studies. As a science-based discipline, you will be conducting research throughout a range of modules under the supervision of expert staff.

Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.

Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Dining out

Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).


Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!


Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!

Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?

Want to find out more about Birmingham? Then take a look at some Birmingham City Secrets.

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Entry Requirements

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma; MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course:
D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0

The University accepts appropriate T Levels as part of its usual entry requirements.

Although not required prior to starting this course, applicants will need to apply for, and  obtain, an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearing  for the Clinical Practice and Placement module. Students who are unable to obtain DBS clearance in the first year of the programme will be given the option to transfer to another Birmingham Newman University sports degree programme.

International Students
The University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

Applying Direct Option

You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.

Simply click on this Direct Application Link to do this for September 2024.

N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.

Course Fees

The full-time course fee for September 2024 is £9,250 per year.

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

Optional cost of a Newman Sports branded T-shirt between approximately £25.00 and £55.00 – there is no requirement to purchase this.

Reduced CIMSPA Membership of £5 per year – there is no requirement to purchase this.

Find out more about the other additional costs associated with our undergraduate degrees.