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Sports Therapy HND (Year 2)

Campus Granton Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Granton Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks

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Course overview

The HND Sports Therapy (year 2) will improve the skills, competencies and techniques learned in the HNC Sports Therapy (Soft Tissue Therapy) it will build on the practical opportunities previously gained to enhance essential industry experience. This may include running Edinburgh College-based sports clinics as well as having more responsibility at events previously attended.

What you will learn

You will develop the skills, competencies and techniques previously learned in HNC Sports Therapy in order to analyse, plan and evaluate appropriate sports therapy treatment. This course will advance your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body along with biomechanics and movement patterns.

You will learn taping techniques, the use of electrotherapy as a treatment, how to plan and deliver sports-based rehabilitation programmes, explore the psychology of sports injury, health promotion activities and clinical assessment of sports injuries.

How the course is assessed

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis in both practical and theoretical settings and will include assessment methods such as;

  • class-based assessment
  • practical observations
  • report writing
  • presentations
  • logbooks
  • portfolio work
  • assignment tasks

Number of days per week

  • 3-4

Entry requirements

  • You will have passed the HNC in Soft Tissue Therapy with sufficient additional optional units to achieve 15 credits
  • You should be able to provide evidence of or are expecting to meet the minimum entry requirements by August 2022. 
  • You should currently be participating regularly in exercise and fitness activities. 
  • Being able to achieve a suitable level of clearance through the PVG scheme will be expected of all applicants.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • At the interview, you will be expected to show your knowledge of and active participation in sports and fitness activities along with knowledge of the role of a sports/soft tissue therapist and/or sports physiotherapist.
  • The interview session may include practical elements, written work to establish your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body and/or a one-to-one discussion with a member of the sport and fitness team.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 6.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Upon successful completion of the HND programme in Sports Therapy, you may have the opportunity to go directly into the world of work or potentially articulate into Year 3 of Degree programmes in Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing or Sport and Exercise Science.

 

Career options

You may gain direct entry to employment as a Sports Therapist by setting up your own business practice or in a range of health fitness or sports-based establishments such as.

  • Private health and fitness clubs and clinics. 
  • Local authority sports centres and health and fitness clubs.
  • Hotels and conference centres with health and fitness facilities. 
  • Sports clubs that require massage therapy to support training and recovery of players/athletes. 
  • Single and multi-disciplinary clinics providing sports massage treatments.
  • NHS physiotherapy assistant 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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