The Department of Health Sciences at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has launched a new BSc Physiotherapy programme, with places available for students to start this September*.
The new programme follows the successful launch of St Mary’s MSc Physiotherapy in 2018, which sits alongside the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Sports Rehabilitation. It will be accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and will allow students to study in St Mary’s Performance Enhancement Centre (PEC), physiology and psychology labs, and the University’s in-house physiotherapy clinic and Simulation Rooms (Intensive Care).
Students will complete 1,000 hours of clinical placement work within the NHS or the Private Sector as part of their studies and will learn in small groups from a team of dedicated lecturers with strong clinical experience. The Physiotherapy academic team are renowned for their expertise and were asked to support the NHS during the coronavirus lockdown to help upskill physiotherapists working in intensive care units.
The Department of Health Sciences at St Mary’s is renowned for its academic excellence. It regularly welcomes major sports teams for students to work alongside, including the American Rugby 7s team and supporting events such as the London Marathon. Its academics are also frequently contributors to television and news programmes, providing expert opinion to programmes including BBC Food: Truth or Scare, Food Unwrapped, BBC News, and How to Lose Weight Well, amongst many others.
Speaking of the launch, St Mary’s Dean of Sport, Health, and Applied Science Prof Symeon Dagkas said, “I am delighted that we are able to launch our new Physiotherapy degree this year and welcome students in September. Students on this programme will be joining one of the most active parts of the University for public engagement and will be training to go out and make a real difference in a range of clinical settings when they graduate. I can’t wait to meet everyone who chooses to join us this September to study Physiotherapy and personally welcome them to St Mary’s.”
Places available in Clearing
Places are available to study on the BSc Physiotherapy this September in Clearing. If you’d like to find out more about studying at St Mary’s you can read more on the course page, chat to a current student about student life at St Mary’s, and take a 360 virtual tour of campus on St Mary’s website.
*Subject to final approval from Health and Care Professional Council on 20th August