Sport and exercise
You’re on track to become a Sports Therapist – but do you know about the options open to you once you graduate? Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to gain membership of the Society of Sport Therapists - which means you'll be able to work as a sports therapist for sporting bodies, teams and individuals.
Take a look and find out about just a few of the opportunities open to you after graduation...
Professional, semi-professional and amateur sportYour role is to prevent, assess, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries and provide emergency first aid. When designing a rehabilitation plan, you identify the injury and its causes and place the patient and their sport at its centre. Your main goal is to help the athlete return to optimum, sports-specific function in the shortest and safest time possible and avoid re-injury.
Private practiceRather that working with a body or team, you may wish to work in private practice, treating a wide variety of individuals in a sports injury clinic. These can be members of the public who actively train or exercise, or people who have pulled something or aren't feeling quite right, so it can be a really varied role. Usually you'd work with other professionals from a similar background/area so this is a good option to build up a client base and learn through inter-professional practice.
Set up your own practice!
If you'd like to take private practice a step further - you'll leave equipped with introductory business skills and may choose to start up your very own sports injury clinic. Perhaps if you want to be your own boss and feel like you'd have what it takes to call the shots - this option could be for you.