BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • New government grants available from September 2020 for new and continuing degree-level students. You may be eligible for additional support of at least £5,000 a year which you won't need to pay back.
  • You may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 towards childcare costs to help balance your studies with family life.
  • Over 95% of students said that they were satisfied with the learning opportunities, resources and community on the course (NSS 2019)
  • First Physiotherapy programme in the country to incorporate level 2 - Gym Instructor (2nd year) and level 3 - Exercise Referral (3rd year) qualifications within its degree studies, allowing students entry to the Register of Exercise Professions (REPs)
  • Due to our integrated thematic problem based style of teaching we are able to send our students on practice placements in the January of their first year of study to embed their theoretical and practical skills early on in their careers

About the course

This dynamic course gives you the sound knowledgeable and placement experiences to become a skilled, contemporary Physiotherapist. Covering anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, Physiotherapy practice and electrotherapy, the course hones your skills and provides opportunities for you to work with other healthcare professionals. You will carry out a two-week practice placement in Semester A and a four-week placement at the end of the first year in Semester C.  During the second year there are two, five-week practice placements and in the final year you will carry out three, five-week practice placements By adding an additional short course to your degree, you can gain level 2 and 3 qualifications with PD:Approval and gain entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals, boosting your employability.

Why choose this course?

  • The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course offers a dynamic approach to the study of Physiotherapy and provides you with the problem-solving abilities to become a competent professional Physiotherapist.
  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • You will gain a solid knowledge base and placement experiences appropriate to cope with contemporary Physiotherapy practice
  • Excellent career prospects in the NHS, private sector, independent and charity sectors
  • 100% of our Physiotherapy graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

What will I study?

By adopting an integrated thematic approach, the Physiotherapy degree offers foundation studies in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, therapeutic practice and electrotherapy. Research and inter-professional working are considered core dimensions of the programme of study with students actively undertaking and engaging with research across the programme. Practical skills are developed throughout the programme and are facilitated by the thematic scenario-based approach to learning and teaching, supported by practical laboratory sessions, specialist simulation sessions, small group discussions and tutorials.

Professional Accreditations

Eligibility to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and optional entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals.


Graduates of this programme will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of professional career opportunities both within the NHS and the private sector.

For more information you can visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) website.

100% of our Physiotherapy graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

What job can I get?

Upon graduation, you'll be eligible to register as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. This course will lead to career opportunities as a Physiotherapist within the NHS, charities and private sector in the UK or overseas.

"Physiotherapy is a very diverse profession where students can follow many different career paths. The course at the University of Hertfordshire is designed to allow students to follow a range of careers in multiple areas; including across specialities ranging from respiratory, neurological rehabilitation and sports medicine. The skills I gained from the University have allowed me to move to the United Arab Emirates where I work clinically for an international healthcare provider."

Jamie Scanlon

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy