Some students who complete their degree in sport and exercise science go onto have a career as a Physiotherapist. Rather than complete another three year degree, graduates can compete an accelerated qualification over two years which, providing they complete enough clinical practice hours, enables them to register and practice as a Physiotherapist. Many universities offer such a qualification, including Manchester Metropolitan University, the details of which can be found here.
Qualified physiotherapists can work in both healthcare and performance settings, treating cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and injuries in both adults and children, as can be seen here.
Watch this video of Esther talking about her experiences studying…
Watch this video of a Manchester Met student talking about his experiences studying for a degree in Physiotherapy.
Stop and Reflect:
Could Physiotherapy be a career for you?
After watching the two videos above, what do you consider the positives and challenges of studying for an becoming a Physiotherapist, and whether this could be a career for you.