This new four-year programme is designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and skills specifically relevant to sport and exercise settings, as well as more traditional physiotherapy environments.
Graduates gain a professional Master’s qualification in physiotherapy, opening up a range of career opportunities as a physiotherapist in the sport, exercise and health and wellbeing sectors. It also provides foundation for further research study.
MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine contains all the modules from the University’s highly regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. This curriculum is extended with additional sport and exercise specific modules, enhanced research and the opportunity to gain a sport first aid qualification – enhancing your prospects of working in a sports specific environment.
You will undertake a range of placements in professional and amateur sport settings, including the University’s Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic, as well other physiotherapy settings.
This course is approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory body for Allied Health Professionals. By the end of your studies, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, and will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
We are ranked 8th in the UK for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2020.
The Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation team at the University of Bradford has been recognised nationally with a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from AdvanceHE, the most prestigious team award available for learning and teaching in Higher Education.
Typical offer – 136 UCAS tariff points.
We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.
136 UCAS tariff points from three full A-levels to include a minimum grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Sport Science or PE. General Studies is not accepted.
Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).
BTEC Extended Diploma
DDD in a relevant Health, Science or Sport subject. Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma applicants will require a minimum of one Biology unit at Distinction.
Applicants on Access Programmes
136 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science — at least 12 credits in Biology must be at minimum grade Distinction.
International Baccalaureate requirements
136 UCAS tariff points from 3 HL subjects at 7,6,5 to include HL Biology at grade 6. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
Plus minimum of
GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.
Those applying with an Access course are only required to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalences are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
Additional entry requirements
As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.
All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening, a second reference and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The occupational health screening
All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.
Students on health care programmes must be able to meet the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013). Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.
This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.
All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.
The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS 6.5 with no subtest less than 6.0.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
CIFS entry requirement
If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies
80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus Maths and Biology or Combined Science qualifications equivalent to GCSE Grade C.
UKVI approved IELTS of 5.5 overall with no sub-test less than 5.5.
In addition applicants will need to succeed in the selection/interview process for the degree programme.
CIFS modules to be taken
Students study the four core modules plus:
- Foundation in Human Biology
And ONE additional module from the following:
- Foundation in Chemistry
- Introduction to the Social Sciences
- Global Business Environment
- Foundation Mathematics 2
Progression requirements for degree programme
An overall average of at least 70% and at least 60% in Foundation in Human Biology and at least 50% in English Language for Specific Academic Purposes with additional sub-test requirements.
Please note: This course has additional entry requirements of a disclosure and barring service check and a health check.
All module information is subject to change.
Neuromusculoskeletal- Peripheral (PAR4009-E)
Developing and Promoting Health and Wellbeing (PAR4008-B)
Soft Tissue and Exercise Principles (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR4007-D)
Neuromusculoskeletal- Spinal (PAR5010-B)
Neurological Practice (PAR5008-B)
Work Based Learning 1 (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR5015-B)
Evidencing Rehabilitation in Sport and Health (PAR5013-B)
People Populations and Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice (PAR5009-D)
Cardiovascular Respiratory Practice (PAR5012-B)
Sport Trauma Management (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR6009-B)
Research Methods in Health and Sport (Mphysiotherapy) (PAR6012-B)
Evidence Based Practice (HEA6002-B)
Work Based Learning 2 (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR6006-D)
Employability and Professional Development (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR7012-C)
Enhancing Sport Performance (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR7011-C)
Systematic Literature Review (MPhysiotherapy) (PAR7010-E)
Primary Research Project (MPhysiotherapy) (RES7012-E)
Evaluating Service Delivery (MPhysiotherapy) (HEA7002-E)
Although this programme was new for 2017, 100% of our 2017 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*
The average starting salary for our 2017 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy graduates was £21,938.*
*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Learning and assessment
Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional physiotherapists, supported by experts from a number of different clinical areas at the Faculty of Health Studies. You will be taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials and in small groups.
Modules are assessed using a range of different methods, including written examinations, practical assessments, poster presentations and case studies. The assessment of clinical practice largely takes place in the clinical environment by clinical staff and university tutors.
The Faculty of Health Studies has a dedicated student support office. MyBradford, based in our main Richmond Building, can also provide advice on course fees and maintenance grants/loans from the Student Loans Company.
As a student at the Faculty of Health Studies, you are also able to access the University’s other student support facilities, including the Academic Skills Advice Service, the Counselling Service and the Disability Service.
There is a growing research base within the Faculty of Health Studies. Many of those who will teach on the programme are research active, publishing and presenting internationally.
There are opportunities for students to engage with this research. The research modules are specifically designed for students to work alongside academic staff to develop vocationally relevant research that has the potential to influence and develop practice in the field, and places students at the forefront of knowledge discovery.