MPhysio MPhysiotherapy - Sport and Exercise Medicine University of Bradford
This 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.
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).
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 the foundation for a further research study.
MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine contain 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 as other physiotherapy settings.
MPhysiotherapy - Sport and Exercise Medicine received 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.
Please note that for the 2021 entry, the 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)
There are 1000 hours of professional placement built into the programme, meeting HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) requirements.
Of the five clinical practice placements that you will undertake during the programme, at least 2 of these will be in non-musculoskeletal settings.
This is to ensure that the breadth of Physiotherapy placements can be covered as part of your placement profile and to ensure you will achieve the relevant learning outcomes.
Across the programme, you will complete a placement portfolio which will allow you to record and demonstrate experience across the breadth of physiotherapy settings.
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 in 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.
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.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans by exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Graduates starting work in a Band 5 NHS post can expect to have a starting salary of £24,907.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship.