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Sports Therapist

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Sports therapists work with sports men and women offering advice on how to train and compete safely, as well as treating injuries that may occur.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Pay in the private sector depends on employer and location. As an assistant sports therapist with a team you could earn from around £17,000 a year. A full time sports therapist with a professional team would earn approximately £28,000 to £36,000 a year. A self-employed sports therapist would charge individual clients from £25 to £40 an hour.

As a sports therapist working in the NHS you will be on Agenda for Change Band 5, £24,670 to £30,742 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2019.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There is no single route into sports therapy. You could enter in one of the following ways.

You might find work in a sports club, sports organisation or private hospital. Most sports therapists have several part time jobs or are self-employed. If you are a physiotherapist you could work in a specialist sports clinic in an NHS hospital.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1885
1.2 %
RISE
2024
1908
  United Kingdom
2019
23848
2 %
RISE
2024
24331

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have a sympathetic approach to people of all ages and levels of sporting ability.

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Society of Sports Therapists is working with the Health and Care Professions Council with a view to the profession becoming state registered.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

SkillsActive
Tel: 0330 004 0005
Website: http://www.skillsactive.com/
Twitter: @SkillsActive
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkillsActive

SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for active leisure and learning, including sport, recreation, health and fitness, outdoor education and adventure.

Society of Sports Therapists
Tel: 0845 600 2613
Website: http://www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/
Twitter: @TheSSTofficial

sportscotland
Tel: 0141 534 6500
Website: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/
Twitter: @sportscotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sportscotland

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