Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
with a Foundation Year

Discover the world of sports therapy and learn to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries.

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Course overview

Make a difference by studying a degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Sports therapy and rehabilitation is one of the fastest-growing areas in the sports and healthcare sector and at Kent we are dedicated to giving you the best start to a career in this exciting field. From diagnosis and treatment to the prevention of injuries, studying Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation at Kent equips you with the extensive knowledge and skills needed to work in a range of environments. 

You'll gain a good mix of theoretical knowledge, and valuable laboratory and clinical skills. Get hands-on experience in our excellent facilities including laboratories and custom-built teaching spaces, and complete a placement to put your learning into practice. You'll develop the expertise to treat elite athletes, teach specialist exercise groups or set up your own business as an independent Sports Therapist and Rehabilitator.

Together with our dedicated careers and employability support, studying at Kent gives you the edge in pursuing a career in a range of areas including research and development, within a sports club and sports rehabilitation.

Our foundation year offers you the flexibility to progress to degrees across our Division of Natural Sciences. You may choose a degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, but equally you could opt for a degree within another area of Sport and Exercise Sciences, or BiosciencesChemistry or Forensic Science.

Why study Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation at Kent?

Achieve your potential.

Dr Kyra De Coninck explains the skills you'll gain from the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree at Kent.  



Sports Science at Kent scored 88% overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.

First-class facilities.

You'll gain invaluable real-world experience in our laboratories and clinics.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

Student-led clinics.

You'll gain invaluable practical experience and confidence in your ability to work with clients at all levels of fitness.

Everything you need to know about our Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You gain the academic, clinical and professional skills required of a sports therapist, whose role it is to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries. You also learn how to create exercise and training programmes tailored to individual clients.

How you'll study

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods including practical laboratory and sports-based sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study.

Your future

You graduate with an excellent grounding in rehabilitation knowledge and extensive hands-on experience. In addition, you also develop the key transferable skills sought by employers, such as:

  • excellent communication skills
  • work independently or as part of a team
  • the ability to solve problems and think analytically
  • time management.

This means that our graduates are well equipped for careers across a range of fields and have gone on to work for companies such as The King’s School, NHS, and for Oxford United Football Club.

Real-world experience.
"The placement is where you put all your knowledge that you’ve learned into practice and get the experience you need to become a sports therapist."

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK
  • EU
  • International
  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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