BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Course code B160

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Course code B160

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2021
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Physiotherapy is a science based allied healthcare profession that assists people to maximise their ability to move and function. Physiotherapists use physical approaches to help people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. This hands on profession is currently in demand and graduates can find opportunities in a wide range of health, social care, educational and recreational settings

Our recently updated programme has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) – so you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and membership of the CSP on graduation.

Physiotherapy is one of the top ten subjects for Graduate Employability at 94%.*

*The Complete University Guide

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Since 2003 our course has enabled students from diverse backgrounds to successfully graduate and enjoy rewarding careers both locally, nationally and internationally
  • Our lecturers have the academic and clinical expertise to enable you to successfully graduate and become a physiotherapist
  • Starting in year 1, you’ll spend one third of your studies ( min 1000 hours ) in a variety of practice placement areas both within the NHS and other sectors.
  • Our excellent partners in practice will support you in developing physiotherapy skills with real clients; ensuring you can meet the required standards for registration
  • A flexible elective placement in Year 2 allows you to explore areas of specific interest.
  • You will learn a range of practical skills in our specialist physiotherapy practical rooms and health simulation suites as well as in practice.  
  •  You will gain valuable experience in working with other healthcare students, as you would in practice.
  •  Our small year groups ( around 30 students) mean you will get to know your classmates and be treated as an individual.  
  • You’ll graduate as a physiotherapist eligible to apply for registration to work in the UK and abroad, who can work in the NHS, education, private, voluntary and independent sector settings.

Graduate destinations

On graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

The NHS is the largest employer of physiotherapists in the UK and offers a range of career pathways. There are also many opportunities for physiotherapists to work in the private or voluntary sector. Subject to local requirements, you may also travel abroad to work as many of our graduates have done.

Physiotherapist have a commitment for lifelong learning and there are many opportunities for postgraduate level study at master’s level and beyond.

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