Sports Therapy

UHI Inverness


Inverness Campus


This course provides you with an industry recognised qualification, and the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a sports therapist. It also prepares you to progress onto a degree in sports therapy or another higher education award in a related field.

If you are interested in a career that involves working with people in the sports industry in the maintenance or improvement of their sporting performance and treating and rehabilitating injuries that affect their output, then this is the course for you.

Completion of this award may allow you to gain employment in sports clubs, either working independently or with a team of other professionals (eg physiotherapists, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, or nutritionists). Additionally, you could seek work in single or multi-disciplinary clinics providing clinical sports massage treatments.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. HNC Soft Tissue Therapy may allow you entry to year 2. Interview.

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

You may be able to progress to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Fitness

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)



Course Length

2 years


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