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Sports Therapy - BSc (Hons)

Our innovative, practice-based Sports Therapy course is a chance for you to develop specialist skills in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Underpinned by sports medicine and sport and exercise science, this course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists....

Studying with us in 2021/22 and 2022/23

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses.  Information about the arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year can be found here.  


Should the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continue in the 2022/23 academic year or subsequent years of your course, any additional and/or alternative arrangements put in place by the University in response will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, pandemic-related/health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

  • Level Undergraduate
  • Study mode Full Time
  • Location City South
  • School School of Health Sciences
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences


Our innovative, practice-based Sports Therapy course is a chance for you to develop specialist skills in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Underpinned by sports medicine and sport and exercise science, this course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. This ensures that the knowledge and competencies you gain during your time on the course are aligned with professional industry standards.

You will learn with a dynamic, expert and research-rich team of sports therapists, health professionals and sports scientists, enabling you to gain a holistic education in sports therapy. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be fully equipped with the clinical skills to work with professional sports teams, as well as with individual elite performers. Alternatively, you may wish to work in private practice, treating a wide variety of individuals in a musculoskeletal injury clinic.

This course is not open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

You will cover all competencies required by The Society of Sports Therapists, such as examination, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, delivery of soft tissue therapies, peripheral and vertebral joint mobilisations, sport and exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and trauma management to name a few.

There will be compulsory work placements built into all three years of your course providing you with invaluable real-life, hands-on learning. These will include both internal and external opportunities with sporting teams and musculoskeletal injury clinics. Additionally, you can opt to complete a 12 month placement (sandwich course), which could either be within the UK or abroad.

By taking this course, you will be studying at the brand new home for the School of Health Sciences, which contains state-of-the-art sports therapy clinical rooms, laboratories, cutting-edge resources and a designated sports area. These are all designed to optimise your learning experience.

Accredited By

This course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists

  • SST

Why Choose Us?

  • Professional accreditation - this  course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, the largest governing body of Sports Therapists in the UK, to ensure the course remains fresh and evidence-based, whilst also enabling you to become an accredited practitioner upon graduation
  • Student satisfaction - 100% of students were happy with this course. (NSS 2021)
  • Experienced staff - Course Leader, Peter Thain worked at the Commonwealth Games 2018 as Head of Medical Services and is the Lead Therapist for GB Women's Basketball Team and Women's Eurobasket. Other staff have experience at Luton Town FC and Port Vale FC
  • Professional membership eligibility - whilst studying here you'll be eligible for student membership of the Society of Sports Therapists, giving you access to the Society website, student forums, sportEX, and British Sports Medicine Journal.
  • Work experience - gain first-hand experience in the assessment, treatment, management and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Placements will include both internal and external opportunities with sporting teams and sports injury clinics. Hear from Sports Therapy student, Greg talk about his placement at Warwickshire County Cricket Club
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for the Society of Sports Therapists Student Travelling Scholarship. This is awarded each year to one outstanding student, and provides the winner with an unforgettable 6 week Sports Therapy experience working in Canada
  • First-aid qualification - you’ll have the opportunity to gain your pitch-side first aid qualification as part of your first semester, enabling you to start working with the university sports teams
  • Host a sports injury clinic for staff and students - you will have scheduled time in each year of the course to work in the internal sports therapy injury clinic under the guidance of experienced teaching staff. You will be assessing and treating university staff and students in this clinic, which is replete with state-of-the-art technology to develop your practical experience
  • Expert knowledge - you’ll receive talks from guest lecturers who work within the sector and are experts in their field, providing you with the very latest best practice and advice
  • Get work experience abroad - you can apply for a travel scholarship and take part in exchange programmes, as part of our Go Abroad scheme to carry out exciting work placements overseas
  • You will study at our £71 million campus - we have recently invested an additional £41 million into our £30 million City South campus complete with new, state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge resources and equipment – including a sports therapy clinic, fitness suite and specialist labs
  • Get involved in live events - you’ll gain a holistic education in sports therapy, enabling you to treat professional athletes, youth athletes, and weekend warriors, all on their road to recovery – read about our students supporting with the London Marathon

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Entry Requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, the most popular of which are detailed below.

Essential Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points

Level 2 Qualifications
UK Qualification Requirements
  • Five subjects at grade C/4 or above
    Must include Mathematics, English language and two Science subjects (Double Science or two single Sciences accepted)
  • Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are not accepted
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment
  • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application
Irish Leaving Certificate (Ordinary Level)
  • See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Scottish Intermediate 2
  • Five subjects at grade C or above
  • Must include Mathematics, English language and Double Science
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment
  • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application
Scottish Credit Standard Grade
  • Five subjects at grade 2 or above
  • Must include Mathematics, English language and Double Science
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment
  • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application
Scottish National 5
  • Five subjects at grade C or above
  • Must include Mathematics, English language and Double Science
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment
  • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application
  • Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6. with no subtest below 5.5
  • If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTS must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.
Plus one of the following Level 3 (and above) Qualifications
UK Qualification Requirements
A level and Advanced VCE
  • BBC / 112 UCAS points
  • Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Physical Education at A-level or Level 3 equivalent at Grade C or above
  • Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
  • A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents
Access to HE Diploma
  • Science
  • Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 credits at Distinction which must be in Biology, Chemistry or a Health related subject
  • If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold five GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required
British bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.2 at full honours
  • Considered on an individual basis
  • Pearson BTEC National Foundation Diploma (2016 to present)

  • Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) (2010 - 2016)

  • 112 UCAS points

  • Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades

  • One of the A-level qualifications must be in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education Grade C or above

  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma
    (2016 – present)

  • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)
    (2010 - 2016)

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
    (2002 – 2010)

  • DMM

  • Must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science

  • Sport (2016 specification) is also acceptable but must include a Merit in 'Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology'

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (2016 – present)
  • Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) (2010 - 2016)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Award
    (2002 - 2010)
  • 112 UCAS points
  • Can only be considered alongside A-levels to a maximum of three total A-Level equivalent grades
  • One of the A-level qualifications must be in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education Grade C or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma
  • For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB

Irish Leaving Certificate (Highers)

  • Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3))
  • Must include Sport, Health or a Science subject related subject at Higher level

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma

  • D 144 Points
  • Sport and Physical Activity (Sport and Exercise Science Pathway). Must include a Merit in ‘Principles of Anatomy and Physiology’

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

  • DMM 112 points
  • Applied Science
  • Sport and Physical Activity (must include a merit in ‘Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical activity’ AND ‘Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation’)

Scottish Advanced Higher

  • Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.
  • Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD.
  • Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
  • Must include a Sport, Health or Science subject at Higher level or above


  • 112 UCAS points (Merit overall)
  • Must be in Science
Other qualifications

If you have a qualification that is not listed in the table please refer to our full entry requirements on UCAS.

Recent relevant study to GCE A-level standard or above must have been completed within five years of the course intake date the applicant is applying for.

Further guidance on tariff points can be found on the UCAS website.

In addition, applicants will be required to attend and be successful at interview. Interviews are currently online via Microsoft Teams. Find out more about online interviews. Applicants must also obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and an Occupational Health Check via the Faculty prior to enrolling onto this course.

International qualifications

International applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component band. Level 3 qualifications must also include biology or chemistry. All applicants will need to be successful at interview via video call.

Fees & How to Apply

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UK students

Tuition fees shown are for the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation based on the Retail Prices Index and the additional costs we incur each year to deliver our courses, maintain and develop our infrastructure and provide a range of support services, or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: BSc (Hons)

Starting: Sep 2022

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International students

Sorry, this course is not available to International students.

Access to computer equipment

You will require use of a laptop, and most students do prefer to have their own. However, you can borrow a laptop from the university or use one of our shared computer rooms.


You will receive £5 print credit in each year of your course, available after enrolment.

Field trips

All essential field trips and associated travel costs will be included in your course fees.

Access to Microsoft Office 365

Every student at the University can download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 to use whilst at university and for 18 months after graduation.

Key Software

You will be able to download SPSS and Nvivo to your home computer to support with your studies and research.

Key subscriptions

Subscriptions to key journals and websites are available through our library.

Free access to Rosetta Stone

All students can sign up to the online learning language platform for free through the Graduate+ scheme.

DBS check

If your course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost is included in your fees.


You will be provided with a BCU tracksuit.

Occupational health assessment

You will need to complete an occupational health assessment. The cost for this is included in your course fee.


Membership of the relevant professional body is included in the course fees.

Project materials (mandatory)

This course includes project work that requires you to develop and produce a portfolio or collection. You'll be expected to provide the materials for use in your individual major projects; costs will vary depending on the materials selected.

Placement expenses (mandatory)

Placements are a compulsory element of many health and sport science courses. You'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst living or working away from home.

Excess printing (optional)

Once you have spent your £5 credit, additional printing on campus costs from 5p per sheet.

Books (optional)

All module key texts will be in the University library, but in limited numbers. You may choose to purchase a copy.

Field trips (optional)

This course includes the option of additional trips that may enhance your experience, at extra cost.

Memberships (optional)

You may wish to join a union or professional body related to this course.

Subscriptions (optional)

You may wish to purchase subscriptions to additional journals and websites.

Accommodation and living costs

The cost of accommodation and other living costs are not included within your course fees. More information on the cost of accommodation can be found in our accommodation pages.

Guidance for UK students


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Personal statement

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Course choice

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Career plans

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Work experience

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School or college experience

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Non-accredited skills or achievement

eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.

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Course in Depth

Year One

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits).

This module provides an introduction to human anatomy, relating to structures, properties and functions of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscle, in relation to the mechanical principles that govern human movement. The axial and appendicular skeleton will be studied with regard to joint type and associated movements, whilst the skeletal muscle system will be investigated in terms of the proximal and distal attachments of selected muscles and the movements they produce.

The primary purpose of this module is to introduce the mechanical principles that govern human movement and thus equip students not only with the ability to observe and measure human movement (i.e. to describe movement), but also to begin to understand the mechanisms by which human movement is controlled and effected (i.e. to explore why we move the way that we do).

This module provides you with an introduction to the skills required to examine, assess and treat healthy and pathological tissue. You will develop an understanding of how to recognise key factors relating to lower limb injuries, including signs, symptoms and mechanisms of injury. You will also learn how to apply sports massage techniques to prevent and treat injuries; additionally, you will be able to justify this choice of treatment. This module aims to set the foundations of professionalism within the sports therapy industry, alongside providing you with a basic skill set in order to become a safe and effective practitioner.

This module covers the process of research and enquiry in the discipline of sports and exercise science, nutrition, sports therapy, and PE and School Sport. It provides guidance on how to interpret scientific literature, so that you can find relevant sources of information for a study or an assessment, gain an understanding of different sources of information and consider how knowledge is generated.

This module aims to provide you with the underpinning knowledge of various physiological systems in the human body, and key training principles, which relate to sport and exercise. You will be introduced to the concept of the body working as multiple interrelated physiological ‘systems’. Whilst each system has its own independent function, the function of one will have a direct impact on the function of another and will subsequently impact upon sports performance or health.

Year Two

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits).

This module provides you with the principles of rehabilitation and exercise therapy in the early, intermediate, late and pre-discharge stages of recovery from injuries sustained in a sports and exercise environment. You will learn to plan, implement, progress and regress comprehensive rehabilitation programmes in order to return the athlete to full sporting participation.

This module builds on your knowledge and application of examination and assessment protocols from Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment 1. You will learn how to examine upper limb injuries that could occur in a sport and exercise environment; whilst developing your skills to interpret the findings of an assessment. This module will also require the application of your upper limb anatomy knowledge from Level 4.

This module explores the use of manual therapy techniques for the restoration of normal joint biomechanics at the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist. Building on your knowledge from Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment 1 and 2, you will further assess joint biomechanics, particularly focusing on the relationships between accessory and physiological movements. This module will allow you to explore normal and altered joint function and apply these to sport and exercise-related injury scenarios.

In this module, you will learn how manipulation of both physiology and nutrition can impact aspects of health, exercise and sports performance. You will gain extensive knowledge on how the human body tolerates and adapts to a physiological stressor both acutely and chronically. This module will also cover how nutrition can support upregulation of physiology both acutely and chronically.

This module is a key part of the BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and PE and School Sport Programmes in that it is studied in preparation for your Level 6 Final Year Project. Information and activities on more complex inferential statistics will be presented building on from your level 4 research module.

Year Three

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits).

The aim of this module is to allow you to acquire a theoretical and practical understanding of strength and conditioning in relation to optimising exercise and sports performance. You will gain an insight into musculoskeletal screening and you will develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the process of programme design in terms of periodisation.

The module aims to consolidate your clinical and practical skills in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and rehabilitation of sport and exercise related injuries in a supervised sports therapy setting.

The aim of this module is to provide you with an opportunity to draw on assessment and treatment tools from previous years of study to address complex clinical case scenarios. It will integrate examination, assessment, pathophysiology, rehabilitation and manual therapeutic methods for the treatment and management of sports injuries. You will be encouraged to think about contemporary issues in Sports Therapy and will develop advanced clinical reasoning and assessment tools to assist your differential diagnosis skills.

This module provides you with the opportunity to design and carry out a substantive piece of independent research which is focused on an area of interest related to your programme of study. This in-depth, self-managed study will encourage you to examine a critical issue from your sector or discipline.

How you'll learn

Right from the start you will 'learn by doing' as you work pitch-side as the appointed first aider with the university sports teams. This practice-led approach is evident throughout the whole course as you will have scheduled time working in the internal sports therapy injury clinic, under the guidance of experienced teaching staff.

The course will be a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical study, and you’ll be supported throughout by a personal tutor. As a Sports Therapy student, you will spend a large proportion of your time in the sports therapy suites as the theoretical content is delivered in a practical room, enabling you to immediately apply your knowledge to practice. You will learn exercise rehabilitation in the new sports centre, whilst sports and exercise science modules such as nutrition and physiology will be delivered in laboratories with the very latest sports science equipment. You’ll also work on live injury case studies linked to professional sports teams we have collaboration with, to ensure you can solve problems and develop new skills. As well as contact time with staff in sessions, you will be supported in each module by online activities (such as quizzes and multiple choice questions) to help you learn and gauge your knowledge and understanding.

As part of the Society of Sports Therapists requirements, you will have to complete a series of placements. We will provide internal placement hours within our internal sports injury clinic, but you will also be undertaking external placements. These may be with professional sports teams or private sports injury clinics. External placements are completed in your own time, allowing the flexibility to gain experience during usual working hours, at evenings or weekends, and during University vacations if preferred.

You'll have the option of taking a sandwich year between Year 2 and Year 3 of study. 

The Society of Sports Therapists

This course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists



You’ll have placements built into all three years of your course. Starting with pitch-side first aid in year one, you will progress throughout your time studying with us until you are working in our on-site sports injury clinic, treating and managing complex sporting injuries. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to take a sandwich placement year, which could either be within the UK or abroad, working with professional sports teams or in private sports injury clinics.

More about our placement opportunities


OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Facilities & Staff

Our facilities

Our sports facilities include a fitness suite, sports hall, biomechanics lab, nutrition kitchen, research lab and sports therapy clinic. Over £750,00 has been spent on our sports facilities making them industry-standard to expose students to systems and equipment that they will be expected to use in the work place after graduating.

These facilities mean that our students are able to host and work with professional sports teams, schools and clients which provides students with real-life experience right here on campus. 

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre, which is located close to our City North Campus.

Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

Doug Ellis Sports Centre website

Our staff

Peter Thain

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Peter successfully designed and launched the course in 2016, which is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. Peter currently works as the Lead Therapist for GB's Senior Women's Basketball Team and worked as the Head of Medical Services at the Commonwealth Games 2018. He has also worked with Crawley Town Football Club, Basketball England and Severn Stars Superleague Netball Team.

More about Peter

Chelsea Papworth

Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Chelsea is a member of The Society of Sports Therapist and has a range of clinical and sporting experience spanning the past 10 years. She has worked in basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, athletics and rugby, within the UK and Canada. Her primary roles included; lead Sports Therapist within a non-league football club, Sports Therapist for an Academy side and work within a Sports Injury clinic.

Chelsea has a wealth of event experience, including supporting a Paris to London challenge and runners completing 12 marathons in 12 days. She also works alongside Children with Cancer UK to provide Sports Therapy and Massage support at London Marathon each year.  

Chelsea brings her passion for Sports Therapy and her enthusiasm for teaching to Birmingham City University. 

More about Chelsea

Katie Mitchell

Admissions Tutor / Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Kate has experience working for Rugby Union with Northampton Saints RFC, Racing92 and the Uruguay 2015 Rugby World Cup Team. She has worked in a private Physiotherapy clinic, alongside her role as first XV Sports Therapist at the women’s premiership team Worcester Valkyries RFC, and completing her Master's degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

More about Katie

Tim Leary

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Tim has experience working as the Team Physiotherapist to a County Cricket Club, as well as basketball, private practice and the NHS. Tim is a practising musculoskeletal physiotherapist with extensive clinical experience in the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and management of sports and exercise related injuries. 

More about Tim

Joseph Matthews

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Joe has experience working across a range of organisations including Luton Town FC, Movement Therapy Clinics, The Fire Fighters Charity and various professional combat sport athletes. Joe is an expert in sports nutrition and muscle physiology.

More about Joseph

Aisha James


Aisha joined Birmingham City University in June 2021 having previously worked privately with NEUROTOUR Physiotherapy on numerous resident West End productions in London and U.K. tours.

Prior to this, Aisha worked at Pinewood Film & TV studios providing private Sport Rehabilitation services to the cast, creative team, and crew of various Motion Pictures and TV shows, both in-clinic and on set.

Aisha aims to use her unique experiences working with elite dancers and passion for the subject to help inspire students and support their learning. 

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