Sports Therapy

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


The HND in Sports Therapy is a two-year practical course that includes a strong theoretical component. Providing you with an industry recognised qualification, this course develops the knowledge and skills required for you to work as a Sports Therapist delivering clinical sports massage treatments. There will be opportunities to work with local sports clubs, businesses and also the wider college community through our clinics and health and wellbeing initiatives as well as supporting national and international sporting events. These opportunities will assist you in gaining the required number of practice hours in order to demonstrate your competence in a variety of relevant techniques.

This course offers a 1st Aid qualification and on completion of year one, you will be competent in a variety of relevant techniques and have the understanding needed for safe practice. You will be able to use various modalities to treat the soft tissues of a wide range of ages and abilities of sports people who participate from a recreational level through to elite level performance.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably English and a science subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and practical test.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need

Progression Routes

Degree level study

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level