Sports Therapy Placement

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
16 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC C63012 Sports Therapy,
MSC C63024 Sports Therapy

Module description

Work-based learning is a key aspect of student’s development into autonomous practitioners. Students will undertake 200 hours (not exceeding 250 hrs) of supervised clinical placement in a sport and or exercise related environment as a PSRB requirement. At least 50 of these hours will take place in the University's clinic. Additionally, students will complete a two-day Sports Trauma course. Students will be supported in obtaining and undertaking further supervised placement activities outside of the University. On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate achievement of the Society of Sports Therapists Standards of Proficiency drawing on their learning from the experience undertaking this module and other modules within the course.

Module aims

The aim of this module is:

To develop your ability to work autonomously, enhance your employability and to ensure that you meet the Society of Sports Therapists’ Standards of Proficiency.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the Sports Therapists role in injury management, treatment and rehabilitation.

  2. Critically evaluate their evolving practice and management of cases.

  3. Evidence plans for their future continuing professional development by reflecting critically upon their current, knowledge, understanding and practice.

Module information

The placement module requires students to complete at least 200 hours of placement with a pre-approved provider, with direct involvement and immersion in a sports therapy or related environment. This will allow students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they develop across the course, implement sports therapy interventions under supervision, develop practical skills unique to the role of the sports therapist, the opportunity to work within an inter-disciplinary team, and understand the role and scope of practice. Skills to promote reflective practice will be developed through online seminars with their assigned supervisor and university practice educator.

Learning and teaching methods

Two-day sports trauma course, delivered on campus. This will include EAP, primary A-E approach, sudden cardiac arrest, BLS and AED, airway management, limb threatening fractures/dislocations, head injuries and concussions, spinal injury management, extrication, and medical emergencies.

CPD and development of own needs

Impact of development on self and others

The use of peer feedback in development of self

Emotional intelligence

Preparation of self for placement

Mandatory training (first week of placement)


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Mr Mark Leather
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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