• Fully accredited

    Our courses are accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Practical learning

    Hands-on and practical learning sit at the heart of our course, so you can graduate with the skills and confidence to make the transition from learning to earning as a physiotherapist.

  • Real world experience

    You’ll do 1,000+ hours of placements in a variety of settings to develop your examination, assessment and treatment skills

  • Excellent training

    Our academic tutors have professional experience as physiotherapists. Plus, you'll have access to newly refurbished physiotherapy suites and mock clinical wards

  • A personal touch

    Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual and support you closely through your studies

Physiotherapy helps people affected by injury, illness or disability to restore movement and function through exercise, therapy and advice. Our programmes integrate academic study and supervised clinical practice, providing over 1,000 hours of clinical practice in a variety of core practice settings.

98.6% of our graduates are in work or further training within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017).

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Why study Physiotherapy at the University of Cumbria?

Our dedicated team of experienced and research-active academic staff all have extensive experience of clinical work, which is used to create a supportive learning environment which will enhance your strengths and identify areas for development. With 92% of current students satisfied with teaching* you can be certain that you'll be in good hands!

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As a student on one of our Physiotherapy courses you'll also have the opportunity to undertake a number of practice placements in a variety of settings to develop your physiotherapy skills in assessment and treatment.

*Guardian League Tables 2017

**Physiotherapy is 2nd for Graduate Employability nationally.

**The Complete University Guide 


As part of your Physiotherapy course you are required to complete a series of practical placements in a range of specialities and practice contexts. We encourage experiential learning and so in preparation for your placements you will have access to:

What can a course in Physiotherapy lead to?

Qualifying as a physiotherapist offers the opportunity to work in a variety of NHS, education, private, voluntary and independent environments. Graduates can work in the UK and abroad*. Whilst the majority of graduates will work in the clinical field, students graduate with research, leadership and management skills which are welcomed by a large range of employers.

Upon graduation you are eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration; this is an essential requirement for practising physiotherapy in the UK.

In addition to the HCPC you may wish become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) who support physiotherapists during their career through advice, union support and professional development.

*Some countries will require graduates to take an entry examination or assessment

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CSP Website

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