BSc (Hons)
at York St John

Provide Quality Patient Care

This full-time, three-year degree helps aspiring physiotherapists build the knowledge and skills to provide quality patient care. The course works through core modules such as applying clinical reasoning, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. The course also includes a series of work placements to help students gain a full understanding of physiotherapy and its essential place in patient recovery.

Course Logistics


The course requires 128 UCAS points, a satisfactory medical report, an enhanced DBS check and some experience shadowing a qualified medical practitioner.

Though these entry requirements are necessary to make sure candidates can manage the course, there is some flexibility for current or former professional footballers. Get in touch with us to find out if you’re eligible to take this course.


This is a specialist, full-time degree over three years.

To comply with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) guidelines, students must also undertake at least 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice, spread across the three years of the programme.


Once completed, you will be a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physiotherapy, and will be able to take a role working with patients.

Your qualifications also allow you to register with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and become a member of the CSP. These certifications are recognised globally, opening up physiotherapy opportunities all over the world.

Course Content

The course is split across several classroom modules and a number of practice placements working with patients under the close supervision of qualified clinicians.

Students will complete a new set of modules every year as listed below. Annual placements will generally take place once the classroom modules are complete.

Year 1 Modules: 

  • Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Exercise Rehabilitation and Health Promotion
  • Professional Development
  • One Practice Placement

Year 2 Modules: 

  • Specialisms of Physiotherapy
  • Research Methods
  • Three Practice Placements

Year 3 Modules: 

  • Employability and Service Development
  • Advancing Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Final Two Practice Placements
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If you’re ready to build a new career in physiotherapy, you can apply for this course online.

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Funding Support

The PFA provides enhanced funding to secure places for current and former professional footballers on this course, but you will still have to pay some fees.

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Can I still take this course if I don’t meet all the entry requirements?

This course has flexible entry requirements for current or former professional footballers so please get in touch with our team to find out if you’re eligible.