Sports Therapy

Knee being examined

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Sports Therapy resources page.

Here you will find out exactly what our academics are looking for in their students, including skills they look out for, some of the topics they want you to know, recommended reading and useful places to boost your knowledge.

So without further ado let's get started!

Skills we are looking for

  • Curiosity
  • Keen to ask questions
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • Effective communication skills
  • An interest and basic understanding of the degree path
  • Able to accept constructive criticism and act on feedback
  • Keep a diary/manage your time effectively
  • Independent learners
  • Understanding of E-mail etiquette
  • Note-taking during classes

a student using an ultrasound machine on another student's knee

Topics to explore before you start

  • Musculoskeletal  anatomy
  • Basic physiology (e.g. cardiorespiratory system basics)
  • An awareness of basic fitness testing methods

Taster Lectures: Sport:

Watch our taster lectures to gain an insight into what it's like to study sport at university.

a student recieving a sports massage from another student in a practical

Recommended reading to prepare for university

  • Biel, A. (2019). Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More (6th ed.), United States of America, Books of Discovery. ISBN:0998785067.
  • Prentice, W. E. (2015). Rehabilitation techniques for sports medicine and athletic training (6th ed.), United States of America, Slack inc. ISBN:1617119318.
  • Brukner, P., and Khan, K. (2017) Clinical Sports Medicine (5th ed.), Australia, McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN:1743761384.
a sport therapist lecturer showing two students how to tape a calf injury

Programmes to know

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft  PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams

Websites our academics recommend

The Society of Sports Therapists:

The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 and today it is the lead organisation for Sports Therapists in the UK.

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science:

The professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

The UK Strength and Conditioning Association:

The UKSCA is the pre-eminent professional body for strength and conditioning practitioners in the UK.

Professional bodies to research

The Society of Sports Therapists:

The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 and today it is the lead organisation for Sports Therapists in the UK.

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science:

The professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

The UK Strength and Conditioning Association:

The UKSCA is the pre-eminent professional body for strength and conditioning practitioners in the UK.

lines of anatomical mannequinsthat are used in practicals and anatomy modules

Courses Herts offer

Interested in studying Sports Therapy here at Herts?

Take a look at our undergraduate course below:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

As part of these courses, you will have the opportunity to add an additional year to study abroad or do a work placement.

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